Looking for something a little bit different on Christmas morning? This is a favorite among some Amish. The recipe was first shared in Lovina’s column a couple of years ago. This recipe was tested by one of our site regulars, Barbara, using a stove-top Wagner Ware #1408 waffle-maker, something you’d see in many Amish kitchens. Barbara reported that her husband was a little skittish about the idea of putting cheese in waffle batter, but he ended up really liking them. You can top these with butter and maple syrup, just like a regular waffle and you get a great mix of sweet and savory. This is what the waffles look like on the stove-top. Yum!
HAM CHEDDAR WAFFLES
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, slightly beaten
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
2 ounces of thinly sliced ham, chopped
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Heat waffle iron. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir milk, eggs and butter into flour mixture until just combined. Add ham and cheese. Pour 3/4 cup batter onto waffle iron. Cook
until waffles are golden, 8 to 10 minutes.