Special equipment: a waffle iron
Preheat your waffle iron. Mix the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk, eggs and melted butter. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until the ingredients are just barely combined. (Do not over mix the batter or your waffles will be tough.)
Brush your waffle iron with butter. Add the batter and cook according to manufacturer's directions.
Top the waffles with butter and maple syrup and serve with your favorite topping. (We like sliced bananas or strawberries.)
To make great pancakes and waffles, there are a few simple rules to follow: always mix the dry and wet ingredients separately; fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until the ingredients are just barely combined. Do not overmix or your pancakes and waffles will be tough.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Harry Shapiro, owner of Harry's Roadhouse, Santa Fe, NM