Looking for something a little bit different on Christmas morning? This is a favorite among some Amish. The recipe was first shared in the Amish Cook 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
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1½ cups milk
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ 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 ¾ cup batter onto waffle iron. Cook
- until waffles are golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
I have to try these! I love sweet and savory food combinations, which have led me to try many different "odd" combinations. These sound simply wonderful!
Of course, I have yet to try a recipe from The Amish Cook that wasn't amazing!