Savory Waffles Six Ways

Doctor up basic waffle batter to make these savory versions.

8 to 12 servings
  • Start with recipe for Top Notch Waffles.

  • Sesame, Scallion and Sausage

  • Add 1 bunch thinly sliced scallions, 3 thinly sliced dried Chinese sausages and 2 teaspoons each toasted sesame oil, sesame seeds and grated ginger to the batter. Top the waffles with a fried egg.

  • Smoked Salmon and Chives

  • Reduce the milk to 1 1/4 cups and add 1/2 cup sour cream. Add 4 ounces chopped smoked salmon, 1/4 cup minced chives and 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon to the batter. Top the waffles with more sour cream and chives.

  • Bacon and Almond

  • Add 8 chopped cooked bacon slices, 1/2 cup finely chopped marcona almonds and 2 teaspoons each ancho chile powder and chopped thyme to the batter. Top the waffles with maple syrup.

  • Goat Cheese and Kale

  • Add 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese, 1 cup finely chopped kale, 2 tablespoons chopped mixed herbs (parsley, basil and dill), 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the batter. Top the waffles with arugula salad.

  • Chili Cornbread

  • Replace 1 cup of the flour with cornmeal. Add 1 cup each thawed frozen fire-roasted corn and shredded pepper jack cheese, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and 1 minced seeded jalapeno to the batter. Top the waffles with honey and hot sauce.

  • Salami-Provolone

  • Add 1/2 cup each shredded provolone and grated parmesan, 2 ounces finely chopped salami and 1 teaspoon pepper to the batter. Top the waffles with ricotta and olive oil.

  • Photograph by Levi Brown

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