Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Peach Diner Potato Waffles, guest author Kate Young + #Giveaway

A vacation on Peach Cove Island, GA is unforgettable. You’ll arrive on the island by ferry and before you hit one of the beautiful beaches, The Peach Diner is a must visit. The tinkling of the door signals your arrival to Marygene Brown and her staff. You’ll be greeted with southern hospitality and the aroma of all the food being fried, scattered, or smothered. Have a seat at one of the peach vinyl booths or at the counter. I recommend a glass of peach tea and a potato waffle. Marygene perfected the waffle recipe when her mama was alive. I must warn you though, there are rumors that her mama visits the island foretelling deaths at the diner and instructing Marygene to get involved. Some believe the tales other’s not so much. Just to be on the safe side, you might want to avoid the chocolate mango beer cake. It is to die for…. 

The Peach Diner Potato Waffles

This is Marygene’s ultimate comfort food. It doesn’t matter what she’s facing, a crispy, cheesy, potato waffle always lifts her spirits.

2 pounds yellow or red potatoes, shredded and squeezed dry
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus extra for garnish
¼ cup diced onion
¼ tsp garlic powder
1½ teaspoons Himalayan salt or sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon thyme
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ pound cooked and chopped bacon
¼ cup chopped chives for garnish

Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray, if required.

After you shred the potatoes, place in a strainer and sprinkle with a little salt and leave for five minutes. It helps to release the liquid in the potatoes. Use a dishtowel to squeeze dry.
Toss the potatoes with butter, onions, salt, pepper, and thyme in a bowl until evenly coated.
Fold beaten eggs into the potato mixture.
Spoon some potato mixture onto the preheated waffle iron; cook until the potatoes are tender and golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes or until nicely browned. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture.

Garnish with crispy bacon, chives, and extra cheese. 


What’s your favorite comfort food? 
Leave a comment below, with your email address, for a chance to win an autographed print copy of Southern Sass and Killer Cravings. (U.S. and Canadian addresses; winner will be announced on Tues, June 4.)

Kate Young writes southern mystery novels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Guppy Chapter. 

Kate lives in a small town in Georgia with her husband, three kids, and Shih Tzu. When she is not writing her own books, she’s reading or cooking.

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  1. I have never heard of a potato waffle but this certainly sounds good! Adding it to a list of things to try. The same goes for this series. I am not familiar with it -sorry!- but would love to win a book. Either way adding to my book list. Love cozies!
    As for my favorite comfort food, chocolate wins. Just a little can calm frayed nerves.

  2. This sounds really good - and like WAY more work than I want to do for a waffle! Call me lazy . . . and thanks for the chance to win.


  3. Your book sounds delightful and special. My comfort food is chicken soup with Challah. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com