It’s National #SundaySupper Day and we are “poutine” our best foot forward with creative spins on that classic dish of French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds featuring famous Idaho® potatoes. But here’s the catch – NO FRENCH FRIES ALLOWED! So we’ve taken Idaho® potatoes in every way, shape, and form and loaded them with all kinds of toppings, like my spicy, crispy and delicious Buffalo Chicken Poutine on Potato Waffles recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Poutine on Potato Waffles
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are those of the individual bloggers.
As I told you last week when we kicked off National Sunday Supper Month, there are few things more important to me than gathering around the dinner table with my family. My boys are pretty good eaters and they love to eat, so once they have a plate of food in front of them, they are usually happy as can be. It’s not always easy though. The Bug, who is five, as much as he likes to eat, does not like to sit still. Little Dude, who is two, still eats like a two-year-old, meaning as much food makes it to his chair and the floor as makes it to his mouth. And even though they like a lot of things and I don’t deal with picky eater issues, sometimes they are just cranky or grumpy or tired.
After a busy day at work, my husband just wants a peaceful meal. Peaceful isn’t happening in my house. That doesn’t mean it’s not happy. It’s just not always peaceful. So I do what I can to keep the peace. If The Bug looks antsy, I make him take a walk around the kitchen. If the Little Dude is tossing food, I take away the plate. And I try to avoid food battles.
I’m always encouraging my boys to try new things, or to try things again that they may not have liked in the past, or to try things that they liked two weeks ago but don’t like today. So if I have something new or something they don’t always love for dinner, I balance it with one of their favorite foods. I don’t put too much of either on their plates, and they know that they have to finish the seemingly undesirable thing if they want to get more of the favorite thing.
This works. Most of the time.
And sometimes it’s all about taking something they may not love and transforming it into something new and fun. I will never understand it, but my crazy two-year-old isn’t the world’s biggest potato fan. I was determined to change this with the poutine challenge. After I crisped up those potatoes in a waffle iron, and he was all over them…
Even more so when they were topped with kicked up chicken and blue cheese. Yes, Buffalo Chicken Poutine on Potato Waffles had the boys running to the table. I broke out the spiralizer, but you can always just shred up the potatoes, then I squeezed out the excess moisture and tossed them on the waffle iron – simple as that. Top those potato waffles with simple spicy shredded chicken and tangy blue cheese crumbles, or even my Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing, and you’ve got a fun meal for the family. Or cut the waffles into quarters and pile on the toppings for tasty game day grub!
There’s another reason why Little Dude, and the entire family, for that matter, loved this Buffalo Chicken Poutine, and why Little Dude happily munched away on the extra potato waffles. They weren’t made with just any potatoes. They’re made with Idaho® potatoes. Why Idaho® potatoes? Well, not only are they the most recognized and requested potatoes, but the climate in Idaho produces a potato with the taste and texture that customers prefer – mashed potatoes are tastier, baked potatoes are fluffier, fries (and even these waffles) are crispier. Find out more plus get plenty of recipes and ideas by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
You’ll also find all of today’s recipes plus plenty more delicious dishes on the Potato Recipes featuring Famous Idaho Potatoes® Pinterest Board. Maybe they’ll inspire you to come up with some new ideas. Then you can help us celebrate National Sunday Supper Month by entering the Idaho® Potato Let’s Poutine recipe contest, with prizes of $500, $200 and $100, plus a ticket for each winner to Food Wine Conference 2016. All the rules and conditions for entry can be found on our Sunday Supper Movement website.
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How would you make your creative poutine?
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- 1-1¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ¼ cup Buffalo hot sauce, plus additional if desired
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pound Idaho® Russet potatoes
- salt and pepper
- crumbled blue cheese and/or Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing or your favorite blue cheese dressing
- Place the chicken, hot sauce, butter, and Worcestershire in a small saucepan, cover and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes, flipping around in the sauce once or twice, or until cooked through and can be shredded with a fork. When done, shred and return the chicken to the sauce, keeping warm until needed.
- While the chicken is cooking, preheat your waffle iron.
- Spiralize or shred potatoes, and squeeze out excess moisture in paper towels or a kitchen towel.
- Place about a quarter of the potatoes in the waffle iron, press down the lid firmly, and cook until crispy. You will likely need to cook it longer than typical for making waffles (even after your indicator light shows that it is done).
- Remove potato waffles from the waffle iron, season with salt and pepper, and cut into quarters.
- Top potato waffle wedges with chicken, plus crumbled blue cheese and/or blue cheese dressing and additional hot sauce, if desired.
Here are some more potato recipes you might like…
Let’s Poutine with the rest of the National #SundaySupper Day recipes featuring Idaho® potatoes…
- Chicken and Waffles Poutine from Life Tastes Good
- Hashed Browns Poutine Cups with Egg Scramble from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine from Magnolia Days
- Beefy Beer and Red-Eye Gravy Poutine from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Buffalo Chicken Poutine on Potato Waffles from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Cajun Mini Pizza Poutine from Flavor Mosaic
- Creamy Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins from Daily Dish Recipes
- Indian Spiced Roasted Potatoes with Green Chutney from kimchi MOM
- Loaded BBQ Roast Potato Poutine from The Weekend Gourmet
- Loaded Crab Poutine from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Paneer Tikka Potato Poutine Bites from Soni’s Food
- Poutine Bites with Bacon, Broccoli, Cheddar and Caramelized Onion from Shockingly Delicious
- Beef Rendang Poutine Burger from Brunch-N-Bites
- Crispy Potato Shrimp Poutine with Stir Fry Vegetables from Food Done Light
- Gnocchi Poutine with Fenneled Curds and Gravy from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Greek Chicken Poutine from Curious Cuisiniere
- Italian Poutine Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Portuguese Poutine from Family Foodie
- Spicy Poutine Potato Skins from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Top Sirloin Steak with Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Buttered Mashed Potatoes and Red Wine Gravy from Crazy Foodie Stunts
Plus: Poutine Variations for National Sunday Supper Day from Sunday Supper Movement
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