Raise your hands if you remember as a little kid enjoying a sometimes-soggy but somehow always delightful waffle and cheese sandwich. When I was a little kid, the freezer was always well stocked with frozen waffles (hence the sometimes sogginess), and while it was neat to eat them the conventional way, slathered in maple syrup and butter, I loved when my mom or dad would make me a waffle sandwich.
Consider then what you can create when you make proper waffles on a waffle iron. No more sogginess to contend with and an endless array of sandwich possibilities. We rounded up seven of our favorite recipes for you to try. Let us know which you like best!
To mark its third anniversary, Climbing Grier Mountain whipped up a batch of savory waffles by using the spice mix typically reserved for tacos. Some guacamole and sautéed chicken chorizo patties and bam: Waffles sandwich that you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Candid Appetite took one of America's best-loved dishes — chicken and waffles — and made it into a sandwich. The waffle batter includes black pepper, cheese, crispy bacon and scallions for savory results that complement the buttermilk fried chicken.
The waffles are made of sweet potato. The sandwich is a BLT on steroids — that is, bulked up with some avocado and a fried egg. It's all slathered with homemade garlic basil aioli. So Let's Hang Out might just have become one of our new favorite food blogs… Will you marry us?
Half Baked Harvest takes Thanksgiving and serves it as a waffle sandwich.
The Lady Behind the Curtain uses biscuit dough for these waffles. She tops the curry chicken salad with a slice of mozzarella cheese for an added layer of flavor and texture.
Contrasting flavors were A Spicy Perspective's agenda when making a batch of savory waffles. Along with herbs and spices, the ingredients include cornmeal, melted butter, seltzer water and, the secret ingredient, cornstarch. The results are waffles that are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. The sandwich itself is your basic breakfast fare: bacon, fried eggs, melted pepper jack cheese and a slice of fresh heirloom tomato, but you can use whatever you like.
The Saffron Girl takes one cup of grated zucchini and adds, along with the other ingredients, coconut oil, coconut flour and coconut milk. They make the perfect "bread" for a camembert cheese, tomato and wild greens sandwich. Healthy and delicious!