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May 27, 2009 03:28 AM

brown sugar bacon waffles! ..... or your creations?

i know summer isn't really waffle season, but i came upon this revelation from joy, the baker:

as many said, why didn't i think of that? but, i might add in some toasted pecans to the batter!

what waffles have you made that were fabulous, and which ones were, um, "less than successful"?

<i'm gonna make those eggplants on the waffle iron this summer! >

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  1. Those bacon waffles look fantastic. Thanks for the recipe. And for the reminder about the eggplant waffles.

    It seems like there are a million and one variations on waffles. What's coming to mind right now is one with cornmeal. Or using waffles to make sandwiches.

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    1. re: karykat

      That ECU of the bacon in the little cup is KILLING me and I just ate a hearty breakfast, fergodssakes! I don't know how I missed this thread earlier. Mmmmm!

      karykat, one kat to another, you really must try a cornmeal waffle. I've just used quick 'n dirty Jiffy mix for waffles to accompany chili and it was a wonderful thing. Let's face it, cornmeal ANYTHING is good.

      1. re: kattyeyes

        I heartily second a cornmeal waffle!!!

        1. re: scuzzo

          I will have to give that a try. Pairing it wilth chili sounds inspired. Or maybe a cornmeal waffle sandwich of some kind?

          1. re: karykat

            Chili on top! Wished I'd thought of that! Maybe a little cayenne in the waffle batter? Or diced chilies?

            Better yet, coarse shredded cheddar in the batter would be awesome with chili on top!

            1. re: scuzzo

              I love these brainstorming sessions! I'm thinking ancho in the batter next time and DEFINITELy shredded cheddar. And, yes, the chili on top of the waffle is the way to go. Makes for a cool presentation, too.

    2. That looks like a great recipe! I love the cookbook "Waffles From Morning To Midnight". Lot's of creative recipes for breakfast and beyond! I made the ones with dried cranberries and orange zest and thought they were a real winner!

      Thanks for the shout out on the eggplant parm waffles. They really are good.

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      1. re: scuzzo

        Hey, scuzzo--and all other inventive wafflers! If you're out there, get to your TV stat and turn on "The Holiday Table" on Create. They're going to make goat cheese and sundried tomato waffles.

      2. Inspired once again to pull out the old wafflemaker, I made this for lunch today...

        Diced one raw zuchinni, about a heaping cup. Diced one of those fancy flavored precooked sausages, mine was TJ's chicken asiago. Grated about 3 oz. white cheddar. Added about two rounded tablespoons of soy flour, a scant tsp of baking powder, a half tsp. baking soda, garlic powder, cayenne, and mixed with two beaten eggs. There was very little "batter" just enough to sort of bind everything together thick. Cooked in the wafflemaker using olive oil. I got about 4, 5-inch waffles. They tasted awesome! Crisp outside, and the zuchinni got nice and tender inside. Low carb. Other veggies and cheese would work fine, I'm sure.

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        1. re: scuzzo

          scuzzo -- wow. Did you come up with that yourself? Or was it from the book you mentioned? Or elsewhere.

          I think I have a copy of that book -- somewhere. Is it the one by Dorie Greenspan?

          1. re: karykat

            It was my own creation. Let me know if you try it! That waffle cook book is really terrific though. I think it's still on Amazon. I keep trying to find new ways to use my wafflemaker! No unitaskers, as Alton Brown declares!

            1. re: scuzzo

              scuzzo, you *are* the creative waffle king!

              1. re: alkapal

                Agree wholeheartedly. And much better looking than The Waffle King in San Diego--though we have fond memories of breakfast there. ;)

                I would like to try those funky waffles, white boy.

        2. Mine aren't too terribily creative but I browned breakfast sausage and added it to my waffle batter along with some grated cheddar. They were amazing! Thought my husband was going to fall over...

          I made them another night but it was a trio of breakfast meats - bacon, ham, and sausage, separately but all with cheese. The sausage was the winner again - it was the only one that packed the flavor. And who doesn't mix their sausage with the syrup and waffle anyway?

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          1. re: drgnflychic

            oooh yeah dragonfly chick, that sounds quite tasty: sausage and cheese. like a breakfast biscuit from micky d's. maybe add a poached egg on top? ;-).

          2. i'm wondering about a peanut butter, banana, chocolate chunk, and baby marshmallow waffle.
            (maybe that belongs on the "concoction" thread).

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              1. re: alkapal

                OMG! That sounds amazing enough to bring Elvis back from the grave...If he was ever there in the first place...!