Waffles for Lunch and Dinner

Today on my Food Blog it’s Waffles for lunch and Dinner . It was National Waffle Day yesterday so I am making Waffles for Dinner. So grab your trustly Waffle maker and lets get cooking ! Lisa

Waffled Chorizo-Cheese Quesadilla

1 lime, juiced

1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced

Pinch kosher salt

1 teaspoon vegetable oil, plus more brushing tortillas

2 ounces fresh chorizo, removed from casings

Four 6- to 8-inch flour tortillas

2/3 cup shredded Cheddar

  1. Combine the lime juice, onions and salt in a small nonreactive bowl, tossing occasionally. Let sit at room temperature until the onions are pink, about 15 minutes. 
  2. Heat the oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 3 minutes. 
  3. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high. Brush one side of 2 tortillas with oil and lay dry-side up on a work surface. Scatter each with 1/3 cup cheese, then the pickled onions. Sandwich with the remaining tortillas and brush the tops with oil. 
  4. Place 1 quesadilla in the waffle iron, close gently (don’t push down) and cook until golden brown and the cheese is melted, 4 to 6 minutes. Repeat with the remaining quesadilla. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and top with the chorizo. Serve with salsa, sour cream and avocad

Waffled Tomato-Grilled Cheese

Olive oil, for drizzling

Kosher salt

8 slices country white bread

Melted unsalted butter, for brushing

1/4 cup mayonnaise

12 slices cheese, such as Cheddar, Swiss, Muenster or a combination

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Arrange the tomatoes on a baking sheet cut-side down. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Slow-roast until the tomatoes are soft and wrinkled, about 1 hour. Set aside to cool. (The tomatoes can be made and refrigerated up to 1 day ahead.) 
  2. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high. Brush one side of each bread slice with melted butter. Lay the bread out on a clean work surface, dry-side up. Spread each slice of bread with some of the mayonnaise. Top 4 bread slices with 2 tomato halves, slightly smashing them into the bread. Top with 3 cheese slices each and the remaining bread slices. 
  3. Place two sandwiches at a time in the waffle iron and gently close the lid (don’t press down). Cook until the cheese is melted and the sandwiches are golden-brown, 6 to 10 minutes. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches. Cut in half and serve.

Waffled Brownie Sundae

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Fine salt

4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for brushing waffle iron

1/2 cup sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

  1. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (to keep cooked waffles warm). Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Combine half the chocolate and the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Stir in the sugar and eggs. Add the flour mixture and remaining chocolate and stir until just combined.
  3. Lightly brush the top and bottom of the waffle iron with butter. Fill the waffle iron about three-quarters of the way full (some waffle iron should still be showing). Close the lid gently and cook until the waffles are cooked through and slightly crispy around the edges, 4 to 6 minutes. Keep the cooked waffles warm in a 200 degrees F oven or covered with foil on a plate while you make the remaining waffles.
  4. Top each waffle with ice cream, whipped cream, caramel sauce, sprinkles and a cherry, if desired.

Waffle makers can be used for many things other than waffles : What to buy? Best ones for 2021 :

  • Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker.
  • Presto Ceramic FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker.
  • Dash Mini Waffle Maker.
  • Oster Belgian Waffle Maker.
  • Hamilton Beach Belgian Waffle Maker.
  • Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker.
  • Hamilton Beach 2-Slice Nonstick Belgian Waffle Maker.
  • Black+Decker Rotating Waffle Maker.

2 thoughts on “Waffles for Lunch and Dinner

  1. Lisa, your waffled quesadilla looks so good that I want to eat it right now. And you’ve almost convinced me to purchase a waffle iron, one of the kitchen appliances I want but keep telling myself I don’t need. I love waffles!

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