Our favorite holiday is Thanksgiving; not just to remember to give thanks for all that we have, but for the foods we don’t make at any other time of year.
Why ask why, but as much as we love stuffing and cranberry sauce, we only make them in late November.
Perhaps we should mark the calendar to have a Thanksgiving-style dinner in the spring. (More about that in a minute.)
But until we get that organized, here’s some food fun that we couldn’t resist:
The recipe was developed by Jenni Field of Pastry Chef Online, using Idaho® Yukon Gold potatoes instead of bread cubes.
These potato stuffing waffles taste like yummy Thanksgiving sausage stuffing, with accents of dried cranberries, and crumbled sausage.
Thanksgiving is November 25, 2021.
If you want to start a fun tradition of “midyear Thanksgiving”—as we’ve decided to do—the date to make the turkey dinner is May 25, 2021.
We tip our hat to our friend Kimberly, who started a “Christmas in July” tradition many years ago. Turkey and all the trimmings, a Christmas tree (artificial, of course) and Santa bringing gifts.
We love sage in our stuffing, so we added a tablespoon to Jenni’s recipe.
Ingredients For 4 Waffles
1. PREHEAT the waffle iron. If your waffle iron has heat settings, set it to the highest setting. You can use either a regular waffle iron or a Belgian waffle iron.
2. HEAT the oven to 250°F. Peel the potatoes and grate on the coarse holes of a box grater, onto a lint-free kitchen towel.
3. GATHER up the edges of the towel and squeeze out the excess liquid.
4. ADD the dried potatoes to a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon or a spatula.
5. SPRAY the top and bottom plates of the waffle iron lightly with pan spray. Spread ¼ of the waffle mixture onto your waffle iron (about ½ cup). It will not spread like regular waffle batter, so spread it on with a knife or offset spatula.
6. CLOSE the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the waffle is deeply golden brown. Remove from the waffle maker and place in the oven to keep warm.
7. REPEAT with the rest of the potato mixture. There should be no need to spray your waffle iron with pan spray in-between each waffle.
8. SERVE with sliced roast turkey and gravy…or as you wish.
 Dried cranberries are a sweet counterpoint to the sausage (photo © King Arthur Flour).