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Jan 29, 2002 12:56 PM

Savory waffles

  • m

I'm looking for savory, non-breakfast waffle ideas and/or recipes...have searched here and luck, other than references to fried chicken and waffles (a treat, but deep frying is more mess and work than I have in mind). Any good ideas out there for toppings or variations in the batter itself that would make a good dinner?

Thanks for any thoughts,


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  1. At the Magnolia Cafe in Durham, NC I had a fabulous appetizer.

    Savory Corn Waffle w/ sweetbreads and pancetta and a rich sauce I can't remember but was terrific.

    Their cookbook may have the recipe.


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      Brandon Nelson


      How about waffles with some thick chunky chowder. I could go for that. Cornmeal waffles would be lovely topped with chili. Come to think of it some cheddar cheese in those cornmeal waffles would be extra yummy. Topping them with sausage and cream gravy is still breakfasty, but I love "breakfast food" any time of day.


      1. I have been thinking about savory waffles for some time, but too lazy to get at it. You might try a cornbread type mix with diced jalapenas and sun-dried tomatoes, and maybe some cheese stirred in.

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          Caitlin McGrath

          Something a boyfriend of my (divorced!) mom's did for weekend breakfast that would also be good for dinner (probably in combo with other suggestions) was cornmeal waffles with a cooked, though not crunchy-dry, piece of bacon embedded in the batter of each waffle section after the batter was poured on the iron.

          1. I must confess one of my favorite munchie foods for breakfast is Gouda cheese between two hot sourdough waffles. If you get a sourdough starter it should have a waffle recipe with it.