What? What’s wrong with my waffle maker? Oh… right. I don’t have one. Those are miniature plastic food items.
A while back, I visited Mitsuwa and was lured into buying miniature foods. I think they’re for doll houses; I don’t know. They’re blind packs, meaning you don’t see what you get until you buy it then open it, and I was disappointed that the two I got were things I don’t eat or make often at all. Breakfast. Wah wah wah. I put them aside and recently turned them up again while cleaning my apartment.
This one included a recipe for waffles. And suddenly it all clicked into place… When BeerBoor posted recently about Waffle House, I lamented having never known the joys of such. I wrote on his Facebook link about this, and a friend of his reminisced about waffle sandwiches. Hmmm. And then proceeded to describe them in such loving detail… Hmmm. My mind started churning.
I didn’t use the included recipe because I had just seen yeast waffles on Amateur Gourmet’s site and they sounded great. So I gave that one a go, buying yeast for the first time in my life (expect more items using yeast soon, hopefully).
I took the first waffle, smeared some maple syrup on it, and topped it with shredded cheese (because everyone says that melts easier, plus I ran out of sliced American cheese). Topped that with a fried egg (that popped, grrr, but I reasoned that I was going to pop it anyway!) and two strips of bacon I’d cooked super crispy and cut in half each. Mmm…
Topped that with another waffle that had some maple syrup swiped on it.
Then I took food porn pictures while drooling massively.
Looks a little weak sauce.
I didn’t want to overstuff it with a lot of eggs and bacon, which may have been my grand failing. The waffles could have been crispier, but I enjoyed the salty-sweet sandwich enough that I would try to make it again. Maybe.
A few days later, with a lot of extra waffles wrapped and stuck in the fridge (probably going to have to freeze the rest of this batch, to be honest!), I took two out and stuck them in my toaster oven to crisp them up.
Then I scooped on a LOT of chicken salad that a friend made and gave me (made too much food, lots extra, give it away… what, you don’t do that with your friends?). This chicken salad was way more mayo than I generally make mine – probably because I found out later my friend eats chicken salad only on bread, while I eat mine straight out of the container – but it worked out well for this sandwich.
The waffles were super crisp from their time in the toaster oven, while the creamy chicken salad played a nice coutnerpart to that.
A slight kick in the chicken salad since it had jalapenos…
the crunch of said waffles with the slightest touch of sweetness…
A match made in heaven and a very happy belly for me. I’m still playing with this combination, but I love the idea of a waffle sandwich. I have enough waffles to stick in the freezer and have waffle sandwiches for a while now.
What would you put in between two waffles to make an awesome sandwich?
I need ideas to use up the rest of my waffles!!! Thanks!