This was the first thing I made with my birthday waffle maker. Actually, it's probably the reason I got a waffle maker. And it is amazing. Fool proof. Impossible to burn them. Perfectly crisp. Nonstick. The real question is why anyone ever makes hash browns NOT in a waffle iron.
You just need a lot of oil.
Waffle Maker Hash Browns
2 medium Yukon potatoes, grated
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
1. Grate potatoes and add to a bowl of cold water. Then drain and lay out on paper towels. Pat very dry. Add to bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix so that the potatoes are all lightly coated with oil.
2. Heat up the waffle iron. When it's hot add the potatoes--they will grow smaller as they cook so really load up the iron. Cook for about 8 minutes. You can check on them after the first five, but checking too soon may cause the waffle to stick.