Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron?

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2014/03/10 21:36:42 (permalink)

Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron?

You can use your waffle iron for a bunch of stuff besides making waffles! " />
What do you do with yours besides use it to dry your socks?
Here's a good idea from Serious Eats:
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/03/french-fry-waffles.html
I do Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in mine.
What ideas do you have?
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    jman
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/03/10 22:05:03 (permalink)
    I make turkey dressing in my waffle iron.  I mix the ingredients and instead of putting them in a pan to go into the oven, I pile the mixture on the waffle iron (about one cup at a time), and voila, I've got dressing that's crisp on the outside and moist and tender on the inside.
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/03/11 10:43:59 (permalink)
    Well, the Waffle House makes a waffle sandwich -- ham and cheese on white or wheat done in the waffle iron.
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/03/11 11:27:27 (permalink)
    MH -- Didn't know that, thanks for the tip.
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/03/11 12:26:33 (permalink)
    MellowRoast

    MH -- Didn't know that, thanks for the tip.


    You're welcome. Here's another. Poverty Pete told me Waffle House makes country ham sandwiches. When he told me I asked here and they allowed as how they will if someone orders it. Sure enough, when PP was here we went to my Waffle House and he got one.
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/03/11 14:12:26 (permalink)
    Hmm, I see, kind of a secret menu item. Can you get it animal style?
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/03/11 16:22:23 (permalink)
    The Waffle Sandwich used to be on one of those signs they have on the upper wall above the flattops and refrigeration. I haven't seen it in a while, though. Animal style? I doubt they'd even know what that meant.
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/03/11 16:56:40 (permalink)
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    MH -- Didn't know that, thanks for the tip.


    You're welcome. Here's another. Poverty Pete told me Waffle House makes country ham sandwiches. When he told me I asked here and they allowed as how they will if someone orders it. Sure enough, when PP was here we went to my Waffle House and he got one.

     
    Not only did I have a nice country ham & fried egg sandwich,  I consumed it while perched on the Hoffman counter stool.   You've been to the Union Oyster House, and seen the Daniel Webster chair?  MH has a dedicated stool at Waffle House.
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/03/11 18:53:00 (permalink)
    Just joking about animal style.  But I will get the sandwich anyway thanks to your tip.
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/03/11 20:10:30 (permalink)
    I thought the pizza idea looked even better.

    http://slice.seriouseats....ese-stuffed-snack.html
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/14 12:55:55 (permalink)
    Pretzel dough works well in the Waffler & make delicious sandwiches...




    post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/04/14 13:39:06
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/14 13:24:14 (permalink)
    National Waffle Iron Day is June 29th. Are you ready to Waffle? I certainly am..

    Cream biscuits in the Waffler 1-2-3...


















    post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/04/14 13:29:43
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/14 13:43:51 (permalink)
    Cornbread...

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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/14 14:26:47 (permalink)
    Nice crisp bits on quick homemade stuffing with the Waffler...

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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/14 17:07:21 (permalink)
    Wow.  The only non-traditional thing I've done with my waffle iron was making a French toast waffle in it. 
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/15 21:59:06 (permalink)
    It's soooo much fun to waffle...

    Next sandwiches will be the Cubaffle & Monte Christaffle.
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/15 22:28:07 (permalink)
    I admit, I have never done any of this...........do any taste really good/.and why?....or is it mostly novelty?
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/16 02:05:30 (permalink)
    Since it's an appliance I already have... I consider everything a great bonus & new convenience.

    As far as recipes...

    I use the exact same recipes for the biscuit waffles & cornbread waffles that I would if I was making cream biscuits or cornbread the traditional way. Both were delicious & since I have no deep-rooted connection to biscuits or cornbread (living a lifetime in New Jersey)...it opens many creative possibilities to make unique sandwiches and/or bases that will stand-up nicely to gravy or toppings...without getting soggy.

    It was less than 10 minutes from beginning of the process to completion. That's way faster than I could accomplish with a tube of biscuits or a mix & it's from scratch.

    Testing learning & tweaking now means I can make both recipes without turning on the oven in the summer. Nether take very long to bake but pre-heating & baking in the oven set to 425-500 degrees is something I'd rather totally avoid if possible. This makes it possible.

    I also scale down both recipes & with this venue it makes much more sense when I only want to make a few biscuits & such...which is most of the time.

    The stuffing is really great. Whip together a quick single serving on the stove & it does get a nice & crisp exterior with moist fluffy interior....in minutes start to finish.

    The pretzels are an Auntie Anne's copycat recipe & are dreamy both sweet & savory...round or stick....eat alone or used for a sandwich.

    My sister was laughing when I started making the pretzel dough...& she was speechless when they were finished. That alone is a miracle.

    There are plenty more great things to explore...including falafel waffles (without having to fry) that are soon to be made...for the meatless days ahead.

    http://foodwhine.com/2011...ki-and-lemon-rice.html
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/04/16 02:37:15
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/16 02:43:56 (permalink)
    CCinNJ - You need to start a "Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Waffles" Food Truck
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/16 20:56:01 (permalink)
    I've seen waffle trucks but these are totally wacky waffles that would probably be fun & popular on a truck for a wacky audience . The menu would be a little out there but that's what makes wacky work.

    My children agreed to test the brownie waffles for me. They love brownies & they are both particular (I don't know where they got that from).

    Rumor has it in the waffle circles that brownies are one thing that can be a major hot mess for a Waffler.



    They are both big fans of the broffle.
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/04/16 20:59:56
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/16 21:37:52 (permalink)
    CC.i happened to be sipping a drink as I scrolled thru the latest here.......and your "broffle" comment almost cost me a keyboard!  Worth making just for the name!
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/17 03:48:43 (permalink)
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    I've seen waffle trucks but these are totally wacky waffles that would probably be fun & popular on a truck for a wacky audience . The menu would be a little out there but that's what makes wacky work.

    There's BLAH Waffle Trucks, out there but you've hit on "Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Waffles"!
    BIG Difference!
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/17 18:04:27 (permalink)
    I think my people in <<<Hoboken>>> would line-up for Holy Day Polenta Polaffles...




    Served with a side order of regular day guanciale...

    post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/04/17 18:14:30
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/17 19:30:54 (permalink)
    Nice, really nice pics.
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/17 19:45:48 (permalink)
    Keep Goin' Girl!
    How 'bout a Bagel Waffle ? "Baffle"
    A Corned Beef Hash Waffle? "CoBeHaffle"
    Angel Food Cake Waffle? "Angelwaffle" 
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/17 21:02:53 (permalink)
    Oh yeah, CC.that might even draw me back into a church breakfast!...nice photos
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/17 21:47:29 (permalink)
    Mmmm... that brownie waffle looks great!  I once made some chocolate stout waffles, and they were tasty, but not as crisp as I'd hoped.  I'd try em again, though.  And I agree: a CC waffle truck is a great idea!

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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/18 16:17:15 (permalink)
    Thanks for the kind thoughts everyone! I appreciate it!

    Corned beef hash & angel food cake are on the list!

    You can say an entire rosary waiting on the Polaffles to be done. They take much longer than most other waffled items.

    L2B those waffles look awesome! The broffle was all brownie batter...a little thinner than what would be used if making brownies the traditional way. It got a nice little crisp to it (not too much) after I removed it. One thing I learned wafflin' with a thin batter is that it's important not to get too close to the edge while pouring (circle he center & middle perimeter) or it easly errupts like Waff Vesuvuis with what seems to be thousands of gallons of hot molten batter spilling from the sides. I pour...close it as quickly as possible & no peeking for at least 3 minutes with batter or it'll stick to the top & make a mess.

    Today I made Wafalafels...falafel waffles.

    I made a falafel base but replaced a portion of the parsley (all of the cilantro) a standard recipe usually calls for & added garlic onion some minced olives pickled banana peppers & an egg. I let it chill for 30 minutes & crossed my fingers...



    I added a little flour to hold it together but not enough to form a stiff ball.



    I didn't know what to expect when I opened it but I did anticipate that it would need a little oil & color & it did need a tan...



    I had achiote oil (grapeseed oil with annatto) ready to brush & in the end it turned out really really good! Nice rich color & great flavor...crisp outside texture & the inside was moist...



    It made tzatziki sauce for the side (sour cream Greek yogurt cucumber onion garlic
    a splash of Champagne vinegar a little of the leftover olives & peppers assorted spices & feta cheese)...



    Good lunch for Good Friday.

    Gen. MacAffle mac & cheese waffles are next.
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/04/18 19:10:43
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/18 22:09:28 (permalink)
    The Angel Food Cake ones should be good with Strawberries & Whooped Cream!
    Corned beef hash ones with poached eggs on top!
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    Re:Getting the Most Out Of Your Waffle Iron? 2014/04/21 00:06:29 (permalink)
    I've seen some attempts & nice angel food waffles. I think it'll work well & be very nice with strawberries & whipped cream.

    I only had one pretty little NJ (by way of Brooklyn) cinnamon raisin bagel this morning & next time I have an extra I'm gonna try something fun with it...



    The mac & cheese waffle is a great way to revive leftover mac & cheese. It's not the easiest to handle for a Waffler (especially after a glass or so of bourbon) but with a few tweaks (get the squiggles covered in more cheese) it'll always be a lovely option to give new oomph to leftover mac & cheese...



    I recently converted Irish soda bread into muffins. Irish soda (bread) waffles up next...



    ...on the Waffler.

    Those should hold some nice hash.
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/04/21 00:14:44
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