Birds Eye Confirms You Can Cook Waffles In The Toaster And We Are Shook
Every nineties kid will remember tucking into potato waffles and beans for tea, sometimes with a couple of fish fingers thrown in for good measure. Even now, they're still the ultimate comfort (or hangover?) food.
But did you realise you've been cooking them wrong this entire time?
In news that has completely blown our minds, Birds Eye has revealed you can actually cook potato waffles in a TOASTER.
While we've always chucked them on a baking tray and into the oven, Birds Eye say some waffle fans have been toasting the potato product for years.
And it seems we're not alone; in a poll conducted by the frozen food giant, 63 per cent said they had no idea they could be cooked this way.
To settle the debate, the company has spent over 103 hours testing 3,000 waffles to prove they can be ready to eat in just minutes.
The food experts wanted to be thorough and even tested the waffles over 20 days, using a variety of different toasters with various heat settings.
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As a result of the vigorous testing, Birds Eye will now add toasting as a cooking method to the packs, meaning you can make fluffy, golden brown waffles in just two flips of a toaster.
Did you know, you can cook our potato waffles in the toaster?
- Birds Eye UK (@BirdsEyeUK) November 27, 2019
All you need to do to achieve perfectly cooked waffles is set the toaster to a medium/high heat.
After the waffles pop up once, they'll need some extra time until they're golden brown.
Leave them to cool before you smother them in beans and cheese (or your waffle topping of choice).
Steve Challouma, Marketing Director at Birds Eye, said: "We know there has been a lot of confusion and debate on this way of cooking our Original Potato Waffles so we decided to put it to the test.
"After days of rigorous 'toasting', we're happy to confirm it is safe to cook our waffles this way and it doesn't compromise on taste either - you can still expect the same delicious taste that is crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle!"
The perfect excuse for a taste test, we think!
Featured Image Credit: Birds Eye