Rachael Ray: Poutine French Fry Waffles
Rachael Ray shared her kitchen counter with Donnie Wahlberg, whose family has a Wahlburgers restaurant. Waffle irons are typically only used to make breakfast, but Rach knows you can make almost anything using your waffle iron. Thus, she taught Donnie her French Fry Waffle Recipe, which may remind Canadian viewers of Poutine.
Gravy fries and cheese curds are a delicacy in Canada, and the Wahlburgers chain may be making its way north of the border. That means the brothers could have five locations in the next year.
What do you use your waffle iron for? You could be getting some new ideas if you hang around with Rach long enough.
Rachael Ray: French Fry Waffle Recipe Ingredients
- 1 bag thawed from frozen thin-cut French fries
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Eggs
- 3 tbsp Water
- 2 cloves chopped Garlic
- 1 bottle Molson Canadian Beer (or use 1 1/2 cups Chicken Stock)
- 8 slices chopped Bacon
- 4 tbsp Cornstarch
- 1/4 chopped Onion
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
Rachael Ray: French Fry Waffle Recipe Directions
- Heat a waffle iron on high.
- Combine French fries with cheese and eggs. Salt and pepper.
- Place half the mixture into the waffle iron and press the lid down firmly to ensure that it closes.
- Cook for about seven minutes, until crisp and golden. (Don’t forget to cook the rest of the fries!)
- To make the poutine, heat olive oil on medium high in a saucepot.
- Cook the bacon to brown it. Set half the bacon aside.
- Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl to form a cream-like mixture.
- Add garlic and onion to the saucepot with the remaining bacon, cooking about three and a half minutes.
- Slowly pour in the beer (or use stock).
- Bring to a boil and cook two to three minutes.
- Slowly add the cornstarch, whisking to thicken the batter for about 90 seconds.
- Let it cook about another five minutes.
- Take the French fry waffle out of the iron and serve it with poutine on top.