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  • Savoury Waffles with Bacon and Parmesan
  • Savoury Waffles with Bacon and Parmesan
  • Savoury Waffles with Bacon and Parmesan

Savoury Waffles with Bacon and Parmesan

Food | May 22, 2018 | Nik Manojlovich
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Make these flavourful SAVOURY WAFFLES WITH BACON AND PARMESAN and discover why waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore.

You’d think our first post about making waffles would be a classic version finished with a melting knob of butter and drizzle of pure Canadian maple syrup. Instead, Carol and I opted for a more interesting approach – making savoury waffles that are perfect for lunch, brunch or even a weeknight dinner.

You’re going to be so pleasantly surprised with this unexpected twist, I suggest you PIN this recipe to one of your Pinterest boards. We know that after just one bite, you’ll be excited to make our SAVOURY WAFFLES WITH BACON AND PARMESAN again and again.

This recipe offers up some serious flavour thanks to the following:

WAFFLE MAKER – A waffle maker is one of those small kitchen appliances that all too often end up relegated to the back of our kitchen cupboards, brought out and used perhaps only on weekends. This recipe will help increase its usability.

We tested this recipe using a Cuisinart waffle maker, but I’ve listed two additional suggestions in the Amazon links further down the post. We’re confident that any waffle maker will work; simply follow the directions that come with yours to achieve stellar results.

WAFFLE BATTER – The base for the batter is made using the traditional mix of wet and dry ingredients. We used unbleached all-purpose flour, whole milk and extra-large eggs at room temperature. Don’t be alarmed by the thickness of the batter – the finished waffles are surprisingly light.

SAVOURY ENHANCEMENTS – The addition of some chopped crispy bacon, grated Parmesan cheese, sundried tomatoes, basil and an assortment of spices are the key to the memorable flavours. Feel free to adjust the seasoning to taste; if anything, this recipe welcomes more than the listed quantities.

COOK TIME – Although I’m providing you with a cook time of 3 minutes and 45 seconds, you may need to adjust this based on your waffle irons settings. The goal is crispy, golden brown waffles with soft centers, so if you’re unsure of doneness, carefully lift the lid between the 2.5 – 3-minute mark and use the colour of the waffles as your guide.

As an aside; don’t be surprised by the heady aroma that comes off the waffles as they cook. It will make your mouth water!

GARNISH – As I explain in the video attached to this story, hold back a bit of the bacon and Parmesan to make an ideal garnish for your waffles, sprinkling the tops right before you serve.

SERVICE – When you go to serve, I suggest partnering our savoury waffles with my CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD or our SIMPLE SALAD – you’ll need little else. Although the photos attached to this story show the prepared waffles with the salad on the side, another option is to lay the whole waffle uncut on the centre of your dinner plate and add your chosen salad on top. Either way is fabulous.

Make them for your next brunch, lunch or dinner get-together and savour the flavours of our SAVOURY WAFFLES WITH BACON AND PARMESAN.

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • 2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 extra-large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 2/3 cups of whole milk
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 8 rashers of bacon, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup of sundried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. Turn waffle iron on and bring to temperature.
  2. Cook bacon until crispy. Finely chop 6 strips for the waffle batter. Finely chop the remaining 2 and reserve for garnish.
  3. Place the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, cayenne, salt, black pepper and cheese into a large bowl and stir together. Add the eggs, milk, oil, bacon, sundried tomatoes and basil. Stir everything together until combined.
  4. Pour one cup of the waffle batter onto the waffle maker, smoothing down the top. Close the waffle maker and cook for 3 minutes, 45 seconds. Remove cooked waffle from the waffle maker and repeat this process until all of batter is used.
  5. Arrange waffles on a dinner plate, garnish with chopped bacon and a bit of grated Parmesan. Serve with a side salad.

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