Heat an eight-inch waffle iron and preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, mix potatoes with eggs, flour, salt, baking powder, and Earth Balance. Fold in chives and mix to combine.
Brush the waffle iron with melted margarine and spread one-fourth of potato mixture onto it. Close and cook on high until waffle is golden and crisp, five to seven minutes. Transfer to a rack in the oven to keep warm until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.
Keep waffles whole or slice into sticks as pictured, topped with sour cream, salmon roe, chopped chives, or any of your favorite toppings.
Photography by Chay Berger