Savory Breakfast Waffle Ideas

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I saw a cooking show on TV doing a bunch of dinner/main course savory waffles.  Ranch waffles w/chicken, Taco waffles w/eggs and salsa...some better suited to breakfast than others.  Now I hear the fast foodies are going to be serving eggs wrapped in taco waffles as a new breakfast item?  Do you do a savory waffle breakfast?  Looking for some savory, not so sweet waffle ideas.....Thanks

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I'm experimenting.  The puff pastry really works a charm.  I defrosted some puff, sauteed some apple and spices, oiled the waffle maker with some spiced butter and put apple mix between two sheets of untouched puff.  

Next I'm going to try stuffing waffles.

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Saw an episode of DDD making waffles from stuffing (ok it's really pre-made stuffing crisped in a waffle maker).  I really want to try them.  They looked fabulous.  

Can't WAIT to try the tater tots waffles.  

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Just saw a post on FB taking 4 of the Pillsb brand cinnamon rolls and making them into waffles

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This morning I've been experimenting with the waffle iron and puff pastry sheets. I decided to take 1 5"x5" sheet, fill with a little mixture, fold over like a triangle and cook in the waffle maker. It was good, but looked a bit funny since it was now a triangle with squares. Also, the filling spilled out more than was acceptable.

Next I took 1 5"x5" sheet, put some apple pie filling on it, keeping the edges clean (no filling), then I placed another sheet on top and put the whole thing in the Belgium waffle maker. This one is the keeper! Hot apple pie waffle! Just a little spillage onto the maker which was easy to clean out with a paper towel between cookings.

One tip I have is the apple pie filling I use has chopped apple pieces, not the big thicker slices. I think the sliced kind will be too think, but you'll have to experiment for yourself.

This was the result...A good sized individual entree (these are luncheon plates). It was an experiment, so I didn't do any garnish.

I opened this one up so you could see the apple filling.

They only took about 4 minutes to cook and the filling stayed hot for a long time.

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I have two different kinds of waffle machines..an old fashioned, regular depth  and a deeper-indent Belgium waffle machine.  Any idea which one will give better results?

These sound like a great alternative to heating the oven (and the whole kitchen) on those hot humid summer days.  

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Just off the top of my head, I think the Belgian maker will make it crisper. Try them out and let us know!

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Not savory, but I just found this recipe idea and I'm so there!!! Keep that waffle iron out! I suppose you could figure out a savory version also.

Waffle Puff Pastry

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That looks pretty easy!

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I'm wondering if it needs to be the shells which are thicker or if the regular sheets will work as well. I only buy the sheets, so I'll have to try!

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Let me know!

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Let me know!

The sheet puff pastry worked great in my Belgian waffle maker! I buy the 5" square sheets by the case at my grocery warehouse. The 5" square was a perfect fit and made 4 small squares. You can cut them into the small squares for an appetizer size or leave them whole for an entree size. NO MESS!!

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Whoever is documenting this idea at their B&B, please use my caption "Play with your food"

as that was what tator-tots are for, kids/tots! DH cannot even say the word without laughing. Like teeter-totter.

Please use a fun caption. Smiling

here is a grown up version of tator tots

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I'm doing the tot hash browns right now. I'll let you know how it goes over!

It got rave reviews and not a single crumb of anything was left.

 

Breakfast was Greek yogurt parfait with fresh blackberries & blueberries, tot waffle with fried egg, bacon and avocado and chocolate croissants

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This sounds great!  I can see that these tot waffles might be a great bed for scrambled tofu as a vegan alternative.  I haven't had a chance to try this vegan scramble out but it's in my file waiting for a vegan guest.  http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tofu-scramble

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Tots are defrosted completely??? Waffler is on what setting? Low, high??? It's not working here in the test kitchen!

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Tots are defrosted completely??? Waffler is on what setting? Low, high??? It's not working here in the test kitchen!

I defrosted them completely. I used the waffle iron that closes and turns over. Highest setting, took it out when it beeped.

What problems are you having?

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Tots are defrosted completely??? Waffler is on what setting? Low, high??? It's not working here in the test kitchen!

I defrosted them completely. I used the waffle iron that closes and turns over. Highest setting, took it out when it beeped.

What problems are you having?

They weren't defrosted. Took 18 minutes to cook. We had it on the lowest setting. So, tomorrow we'll turn it up, defrost them and go from there.

How did you get it out? We had to take the waffle tray out and flip it over onto a cookie sheet.

Anyway, they came out fine, just took way too long.

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Tots are defrosted completely??? Waffler is on what setting? Low, high??? It's not working here in the test kitchen!

I defrosted them completely. I used the waffle iron that closes and turns over. Highest setting, took it out when it beeped.

What problems are you having?

They weren't defrosted. Took 18 minutes to cook. We had it on the lowest setting. So, tomorrow we'll turn it up, defrost them and go from there.

How did you get it out? We had to take the waffle tray out and flip it over onto a cookie sheet.

Anyway, they came out fine, just took way too long.

Only took about 5 minutes to cook. If you really cram them in there, they stay together more when you take it out. First one started to fall apart on me, but the next one that I crammed was much better. Each person got half a waffle with the stuff on top.

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That's all the convincing I need for resurrecting my waffle iron.  "Eggs on Top" is a favorite around here - the combination of ingredients is endless.  It's especially yummy with fresh avocado and crispy bacon.

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Sanctuary wrote:

That's all the convincing I need for resurrecting my waffle iron.  "Eggs on Top" is a favorite around here - the combination of ingredients is endless.  It's especially yummy with fresh avocado and crispy bacon.

I've got a bunch of avocados...thanks for the idea!

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Avocados are easy.... English muffin, sliced avocados, sunny side up egg, a little soy sauce and black pepper and done!

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Avocados are easy.... English muffin, sliced avocados, sunny side up egg, a little soy sauce and black pepper and done!

Yes, but I usually hoard them for myself. devil

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Sanctuary wrote:

That's all the convincing I need for resurrecting my waffle iron.  "Eggs on Top" is a favorite around here - the combination of ingredients is endless.  It's especially yummy with fresh avocado and crispy bacon.

That is another great innkeeper tshirt Sanctuary

"Resurrect the Waffle Iron!"

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Not exactly savory, but just saw bacon pecan waffle with maple bourbon syrup.......any takers? 

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nice design, of course they are these in reality.

I wonder if I put two of these (pictured) in a waffle iron? Sorry, I bought some 100% potato only- no additives- locally made at a grocery auction (don't ask!)  I have never bought them before, they are not the mcdee's type, they are larger and fresh potatoes. I was guilted into buying them...crying

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I bet they would work just as well. You may not get as much indentation since they're not as thick at tots.

DH went out and bought tots just to try this recipe.

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I saw this on FB and tried it yesterday. It makes them really crispy!

Spray a hot waffle iron generously with nonstick cooking spray.

    Place tater tots on top of the hot waffle iron. Press the waffle iron closed, using a bit of pressure as needed to slowly lower the lid over the tater tots. After 1 minute, open the waffle iron and add any tater tots to empty spots, as needed. Close the lid and cook until crispy and golden brown.

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Gives me ideas. We don't have tater tots around here... but anytime ingredients for what can be a nice natural product have the words "Natural Flavoring" I just wonder what they really tasted like before they added that to the mix.

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That looks much easier than doing them from scratch....I'm there!

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OMG! Tater tots! Topped with a fried egg and cheese. THIS I can sell! SOLD!

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It's a big hit on my FB page today. Feel free to share or create your own!

I just had a guest post that they hope I'm doing this during their stay this weekend.

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OK, just had waffles with fried chicken and waffles with eggs & bacon. The fried chicken was meh but the bacon and eggs on top was good!

Plain waffle, nothing special about it. Topped with cheese (cheddar) and a fried egg with a maple + bacon crumble on top. The crumble was too sweet for me but I don't like a lot of syrupy stuff on my food, either.

Yes, we are going to try it.

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I've seen those photos and have to say 'yuck'. None of them look appealing. All that to say I don't have a savory waffle option here.

However, if you look around the savory crepes would be a could starting point.

Going to a breakfast cookoff soon. Will let you know if anyone has waffles and eggs.

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I agree...waffles and eggs don't appeal to me.  But I do think a lot of waffles are blah.  I have found some ideas..  Sour cream and chive waffles served with sausage and Lingonberry syrup.  Also, buttermilk biscuit or cornmeal waffle and sausage gravy.  Ham and cheddar waffles....

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Yes, if you doctor up the waffle itself that might help.

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