15 Ways to Top a Waffle

With their crispy surface pockets and ridges, waffles are basically begging to branch beyond syrup, and even past chicken. (P.S. We still love them with syrup and chicken.) And with so many, many, many other foods — sweet or savory — at basically any time of day. We set up a waffle bar to see what folks in Food Network Kitchen would make. There was a lot of silent, appreciative chewing. Here are some of the waffles we dreamed up.

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Seoul Food

Avocado + fried chicken + kimchi + scallions

Sweeeet!

Caramel + whipped cream + walnuts in syrup + blueberries + figs + raspberries + sprinkles

Back to Cali 

Avocado + cheddar + creamed corn + french-fried onions + hot honey + yogurt + scallions

Southern Belle

Pulled pork + barbecue sauce + coleslaw + peach preserves

Just Butter

Because sometimes you get bored with bread

The King

Peanut butter + bananas + bacon + coconut + syrup 

Kielbasaywhat??

Pickles + kielbasa + coleslaw + creamed corn + Sriracha

Just Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

Because this spread and waffles are soulmates

Chicken and Spice and Everything Nice

Harissa + furikake + fried chicken + honey + french-fried onions

Good Day Sunshine

Sausage gravy + kimchi + sunny-side-up egg + cilantro

Simple … with Syrup

Bananas + blueberries + syrup

Hot Triple P

Pulled pork + pickles + poached egg + Sriracha

Caribbean Dream

Butter + almonds + coconut + honey

Chocnut

Hot fudge + peanut butter + walnuts in syrup + bacon + chocolate chips

Seriously 

Whipped cream + figs + almonds + hot honey

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