Savory Sweet Potato Waffles [Sponsored Post]

by Irvin on April 7, 2017 · 8 comments

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These Savory Sweet Potato Waffles with Garlic Crème Fraîche make an incredible breakfast or brunch item for Easter or anytime of the year! (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Savory Sweet Potato Waffles with Garlic Creme Fraiche. Recipe and photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

This post was sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council. I’m teaming up with the California Sweetpotato Council to create an awesome sweet potato recipe. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions below are completely my own and not endorsed by the California Sweetpotato Council.

My mom has a love of sweet potatoes that you cannot believe. Though I like sweet potatoes in almost all their forms, I’m not the fanatic that my mom is. But once the California Sweetpotato Council reached out to me to collaborate on a project, I realized I need to up my sweet potato game and whipped up these Savory Sweet Potato Waffles, which just blew my socks off.

Savory Sweet Potato Waffles with Garlic Creme Fraiche. Recipe and photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Savory waffles aren’t anything new to the world. Nearly every waffle and breakfast book has a recipe for them. But I haven’t found much out there for savory sweet potato waffles, which is shame. Sweet potatoes are pretty awesome, slightly sweet in flavor (thus their name) but also packed full of all sorts of nutrients (include Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, the same stuff that gives carrots their orange color). But I’ll be honest and tell you I’m not as interested in the nutrients as I am in the flavor. And the California ones are pretty on point, I think it has to do with the warm and dry climate where they grow, in the sandy San Joaquin Valley. I love that most of the sweet potatoes in California are still family grown as well as cured in the ground, instead of picked and shed cured. It means they last longer when I buy them and then forget I have them in the pantry.

California Sweet Potatoes

But honestly, once I developed this savory waffle, I realized I probably won’t be leaving those sweet potatoes lingering for very long in my kitchen. The slightly sweetness of the sweet potato layered with the savory cheese, green onions and garlic in the batter makes for an incredibly brunch dish, perfect for Easter or really any weekend breakfast/brunch. And though it sounds a bit fussy to make, the garlic and shallot crème fraiche drizzle over the waffle is a must. You can make it ahead of time (up to 3 days) and it brings the waffles up to the next level! I can’t wait to serve them to my mom. She’ll flip over these.

California Sweet Potatoes


These Savory Sweet Potato Waffles have green onions, garlic and cheese in them and are topped with a garlic lemon creme fraiche sauce! Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.
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heather (delicious not gorgeous) April 7, 2017 at 8:46 am

i usually like sweet potatoes in sweet things more than savory, but these sound so garlicky (perhaps one of my favorite words) and oniony that i might have to change my tune. plus, the bit of pecorino doesn’t hurt (;

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Irvin April 7, 2017 at 9:43 am

Try these, as they might change your mind! The underlying sweetness really does play well with the garlicy and oniony goodness. 😉

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Douglas April 7, 2017 at 9:47 am

Thank you Irvin for creating and sharing this enticing recipe. I look forward to trying it.

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Jill Silverman Hough April 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

This looks and sounds amazing, Irvin! Going to have to plan a brunch around it 🙂

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Happy Room Online April 10, 2017 at 12:02 am

Whatever it is it looks yummy!

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fras May 7, 2017 at 10:52 pm

thanks for your post.

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