Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron

Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron

by Daniel Shumski


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How many great ideas begin with a nagging thought in the middle of the night that should disappear by morning, but doesn’t? For Daniel Shumski, it was: Will it waffle? Hundreds of hours, countless messes, and 53 perfected recipes later, that answer is a resounding: Yes, it will! Steak? Yes! Pizza? Yes! Apple pie? Emphatically yes.

And that’s the beauty of being a waffle iron chef—waffling food other than waffles is not just a novelty but an innovation that leads to a great end product, all while giving the cook the bonus pleasure of doing something cool, fun, and vaguely nerdy (or giving a reluctant eater—your child, say—a great reason to dig in). Waffled bacon reaches perfect crispness without burned edges, cooks super fast in the two-sided heat source, and leaves behind just the right amount of fat to waffle some eggs. Waffled Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Pressed Potato and Cheese Pierogi, and Waffled Meatballs all end up with dimples just right for trapping their delicious sauces. A waffle iron turns leftover mac ’n’ cheese into Revitalized Macaroni and Cheese, which is like a decadent version of a grilled cheese sandwich with its golden, buttery, slightly crisp exterior and soft, melty, cheesy interior.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761176466
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Series: Will It...? Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 102,217
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Daniel Shumski is a writer and editor who has hunted ramen in Tokyo for the Washington Post and tracked down ice cream in Buenos Aires for the Los Angeles Times. Between stints at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, he worked for a Midwestern heirloom apple orchard. His first book, Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron, won praise from the New York Times, People magazine, and Food52. He lives in Montreal, where his French is still a work in progress.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Tools, Techniques, and Recipe Notes 3

Chapter 2 Breakfast and Brunch 13

Crispy Waffled Bacon and Eggs 14

Sweet and Savory Waffled Sausage Patties 17

Waffled Chocolate-Stuffed French Toast with Whipped Butter 20

Blueberry Cinnamon Muffles (Waffled Muffins) 23

Waffled Ham and Cheese Melt with Maple Butter 26

Waffled Hash Browns with Rosemary 29

Truffled Eggs, Scrambled and Waffled 31

Chapter 3 Main Courses 35

Gridded Grilled Cheese 37

Green Chile Waffled Quesadillas 38

WBLT (Waffled Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) 41

Waffled Cuban Sandwich 44

Waffled Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce 46

Waffled Croque Madame 49

Classic Waffleburger with Cheese 54

Waffled Portobello Mushroom with Italian Herbs 57

Waffled Filet Mignon 60

Spaghetti and Waffled Meatballs 63

Waffled Macaroni and Cheese 67

Toasted Cheese Wavioli 71

Waffled Sweet Potato Gnocchi 74

Pressed Potato and Cheese Pierogi 78

Pizza Margherita with Waffled Crust 83

Chicken Parmesan with Waffled Vegetables 86

Waffled Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Pine Nuts, and Feta 89

Fawaffle (Waffled Falafel) and Hummus 92

Waffled Tuna Niçoise Salad 96

Waffled Salmon with Miso-Maple Glaze and Asparagus 99

Waffled Calamari Salad with Thai Dressing 103

Crisscrossed Crab Cakes 105

Waffled Soft-Shell Crab 108

Bibimbaffle (Waffled Bibimbap) 111

Waffled Tamale Pie 114

Waffled Mexican Migas 118

Chapter 4 Snacks, Sides, and Small Bites 121

Waffled Chicken Fingers 123

Sweet-and-Sour Waffled Shrimp Wontons 125

Crispy Sesame Waffled Kale 128

Caprese Salad with Waffled Eggplant 131

Waffletons (Waffled Croutons) 135

Waffled Pajeon (Korean Scallion Pancake) 137

Waloumi (Waffled Haloumi Cheese) and Watermelon 141

Cheesy Waffled Arancini 142

Zucchini-Parmesan Flattened Fritters 145

Waffled Tostones 148

Waffled Fries 151

Waffled Onion Rings 153

Stuffles (Stuffing Waffles) 156

Chapter 5 Desserts 159

Waffled Pineapple Dusted with Chili Powder 161

Waffled Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 163

Waffled Mochi with Green Tea Ice Cream 166

Red Velvet Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches 169

Waffled Banana Bread 172

Wapple Pie (Waffled Apple Pie) 175

S'moreffles (Waffled S'mores) 179

Chapter 6 waffles 183

Yeast-Risen Overnight Waffles 185

Buttermilk Cornmeal Waffles 187

Appendix: Developing Your Own Waffled Recipes-and What Won't Waffle 191

Conversion Tables 195

Index 199

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