If you are like my family (which is highly unlikely) you have a spiral ham for New Years. I personally like spiral ham. It occurred to me that I’ve never made a savory ham and cheese waffle, though I’ve done bacon…so why not do ham too. (but not spam).
Ham and Cheese Waffle Ingredients:
1 cup chopped ham
½ cup cheese (I prefer cheddar)
½ cup flour (wheat flour, all-purpose flour, whatever you prefer)
1 egg (or 1/4 cup egg whites)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon oil
½-1 cup milk or water depending on what you like
Spices I added: cinnamon
Ham and Cheese Waffle Recipe:
Preheat a waffle maker
Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
Add wet ingredients together (including the cheese) and mix in a separate mixing medium bowl.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Pour into waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
After cooked, put your ham and cheese waffle on a plate and add a layer of melted butter, maple syrup, greek yogurt, and more ham if you prefer!
Some people prefer to serve their ham and cheese waffles with lemon zest, lemon juice, or fresh dill.
Savory waffles have become a staple for me lately! Plus a ham and cheese waffle is the perfect way to use ham and cheese from the holidays. Or extra ham and cheese you might have in your house.
Question for you:
What is your favorite waffle combination? Do you prefer light and fluffy pancakes or waffles warm? Have you tried a ham and cheese waffle?
Okay so I know I say this a lot, but I can’t help myself. If you tried a smoked salmon waffle, you would probably say the same thing. If you followed my blog last year, you know I had a mini addiction to smoked salmon bagels at a little restaurant near my college. (I still do, only commuting 150 miles everyday for a bagel would take a large toll on my gas station coffee funds).
Well needless to say eating nova lox bagels was the inspiration behind this waffle. After all, waffles are bigger, and have more room for salmon and more room to be delicious. More room for a smoked salmon waffle? Plus more carbs?
Smoked Salmon Bagel Recipe:
2/3 cup all-purpose flour, wheat flour, or flour of choice
¼ cup feta cheese
1 package of thin slices of smoked salmon (nova lox)
1/2 cup water or milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
Spices I chose to add: garlic, onion
½ cup plain greek yogurt or cream cheese
¼ cup capers