And not just regular waffles, these are savory waffles. Savory waffles with cheddar and sausage. YUM. Seriously. YUM.
I went through a huge waffle phase a few years ago. I had just discovered Parks and Rec and binge watched the first three seasons in a matter of weeks. If you’ve never seen the show (and you should really try it), the main character has a serious waffle addiction. Up until that point I had never really thought about waffles but I suddenly couldn’t stop thinking and talking about them. So of course I bought a waffle iron and we ate a LOT of waffles for breakfast, lunch, and brinner. I tried a ton of recipes and even tried to waffle a cake donut recipe (verdict- not horrible, but I’d rather eat a regular piece of cake, a donut, or a waffle). But one thing I somehow forgot to try was a savory waffle. And now I’m totally regretting that because I could have spent the last few years enjoying the amazing goodness savory waffles. With CHEESE. Mmmmmmm.
Cheddar and sausage waffles
Makes: 2-3 servings
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp demerara sugar (or light brown sugar if that’s what you have)
- ½ tsp table salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 6 oz. cooked chicken sausage, cut into ¼-inch dice*
- 2 oz. sharp Cheddar, grated (about ½ cup)
- 5 medium scallions, thinly sliced (about ½ cup)
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- Cooking spray for the waffle iron
- Pure maple syrup for serving if desired
Preheat your waffle iron at your preferred setting. I used 3.5 on mine.
Add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and black pepper to a large bowl and mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine the milk, yogurt, and egg and whisk together. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Add the cheese, scallions, and chicken sausage and mix until well incorporated. Stir in the cooled butter.
Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and cook according to the manufacturer instructions.
Serve with maple syrup if you wish, but it doesn’t even need it!
Adapted from Fine Cooking
*Or use chopped up veggie burgers or veggie sausages