The idea of waffles being savory is not uncommon. They are popularly made this way in dishes like fried chicken and waffles. Waffles were first seen in America make during the times of the Pilgrims who brought the method from Holland and Thomas Jefferson was known to have brought the first waffle iron to the states. And we're sure happy he did! Imagine a world without waffles? Sounds dreary! So let's continue the tradition with this savory recipe:
Waffles Gone Savory
Out with the sugar, in with the bacon!
Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Celida Maldonado
Some crave pancakes in the morning, while others like to enjoy something a little more savory for breakfast. Often turning to eggs and sausage with a side of home fries, we forget how easy it is to make batter for waffles or pancakes. It is so simple to whip together, it might be worth it to take the extra time to treat yourself to something different. We understand that many of us prefer salty over sweet. That is why, we have a solution for you.
Waffles are made from a batter with baking powder and come in various shapes and sizes. They are usually served as a breakfast food and are typically sweet. This time we are leaving out the maple syrup and powdered sugar and adding some meat and vegetables.
Savory Bacon-Brussels Waffle with Poached eggs and Caramelized Onion Spread
1 1/3 c flour
4 t baking powder
2 t sugar
1/2 t salt
2 eggs, separated
1/2 c butter, melted
1 t bacon fat
1 3/4 c milk
1/4 t vanilla extract
1 package, chopped and cooked bacon
1 package brussels sprouts, chopped
2 large onions, caramelized
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. Separate the eggs,adding the yolks to the dry ingredient mixture, and placing the whites in a small mixing bowl.Beat whites until moderately stiff; set aside.Add milk, bacon fat, vanilla extract and melted butter to dry ingredient mixture and blend. Add bacon and brussels sprouts. Fold stiff egg whites into mixture.Ladle mixture into hot waffle iron and bake.
On the side, caramelize onions and poach a few eggs, layer on top. Garnish with chopped bacon and chives.