Savory Ricotta Waffles with Red-Hot Jam

Savory Ricotta Waffles with Red-Hot Jam
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  • 6Servings


  • 1 large yellow-fleshed potato, such as yukon gold (about 12 ounces), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Cooking spray
  • Sour cream, for serving


In a small saucepan of salted water, bring the potato to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, return to the pot and mash with 1/4 cup olive oil; let cool.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the red onion, season with salt and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in the crushed red pepper and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the honey and lemon juice and cook until the mixture is reduced to a jam-like consistency, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar.

Preheat a waffle iron. Using an electric mixer, beat the potato, ricotta, eggs, flour, baking powder, cumin and 1 teaspoon salt on low speed until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Grease the waffle iron with cooking spray. Working in batches, pour 1/2 cup of batter into the center of the iron; close and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve with the jam and a dollop of sour cream.