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15th Jun 2018

From waffles to bacon: 6 toaster meals for time-starved mums

Other than toast.

Orlaith Condon

Earlier this year, the internet was left reeling after the revelation that you can cook potato waffles in a toaster.

Yes, the hack became quite the hot topic on Twitter with people calling the news “life changing”.

While toasted potato waffles aren’t a part of our daily diet, we didn’t know just how many delicious meals can be made with the humble kitchen appliance.

From school lunches, to quck-and-easy snacks; this new method of cooking will become a time-starved mums best friend.

1. Cheese toastie

An oldie but a goodie – the perfect lunch time snack for you and your little ones and all in just a few minutes.

Grab yourself a toaster bag and add your assembled sandwich, two/three minutes in the toaster and you’re golden – get it?

2. Veggie burgers

Now this is what we call a revelation. With no gross fat to worry about like with a beef burger, you can pop these bad boys in the toaster for a quick and crispy result.

3. Sweet potato

Sweet potato can be quite time consuming to cook and it’s one of the reasons we oftentimes don’t bother at all. Well, you can only imagine our delight when we realised this too can be toasted.

Cut your potato up into centimetre-wide slices and toast for around 10-15 minutes.

4. Tortilla chips

It’s always good to have snacks on hand for when the kids get peckish. So, how about some homemade tortilla chips? Well, kind of.

Using wraps or flour tortillas, toast for a few minutes and break apart into small crisps. Serve with some salsa and guacamole and you’ve a snack the kids – and mum – will love.

5. Crispy bacon

Those toaster bags are being put to good use. This is a no-mess, no-fuss way of cooking the yummiest of snacks and we’ll never be using the grill again.

6. Roasted asparagus

Guess what? Using your toaster bags again, pop a handful of asparagus spears in with some paprika and a drizzle of olive oil, and you and yours are in for one tasty treat.


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