Potato, Sausage, and Cheese Waffles

1 link FLAVORFUL Italian sausage, casing discarded ...or try some of Jimmy Dean's Spicy Sausage

1 baking potato, grated and excess water squeezed out

4 tablespoons butter

1 3/4 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

1 1/4 teaspoons pepper

2 cups milk

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

In a medium skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a fork until crumbled.

Add the potato and butter, lower the heat and simmer until the butter is melted and potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and let cool, about 10 minutes. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.

Stir in the milk and eggs until smooth.

Stir in the sausage-potato mixture.

Using a waffle maker, cook the waffles according to the manufacturer’s directions. (Makes 8-10 waffles depending on waffle maker)

Ketchup Maple Syrup

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup maple syrup

Whisk to combine ingredients.

Heat in microwave 20-30 seconds.

Serve warm over waffles.