The Word Magician's Kitchen

A lush, literary food blog enticing the appetites of readers

BLT (and Onion) Waffle Sandwich

Written By: The Word Magician - Jan• 15•13

What could be more enjoyable than combining two breakfast favorites into one delicious lunchtime sandwich? Add beer to plump up the flavors and aromas that emanate from these waffles and a slice of onion to the traditional BLT triad and you can experience a sandwich that hums to its own rhythm.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup beer (a mild, neutral ale or lager works well)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 lb package of bacon
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • onion (optional)
Procedure:
  1. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl to evenly distribute.
  2.  Melt butter in a medium sauce pan. Add milk and beer and continue to heat until mixture is warm.
  3. Whisk vanilla extract into eggs. Slowly pour warm beer mixture into eggs, whisking constantly.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Slowly pour beer-egg mixture into the well, whisking at the center of the well, gradually widening the diameter of your stroke until all dry ingredients have been incorporated. Continue to mix until only a very few lumps remain.
  5. Pour into a pre-heated, lightly greased waffle iron (the recipe was developed for use in a Belgian iron, but should work nicely in other types as well). Cook to desired doneness, and serve immediately.



*Recipe from Serious Eats
*All pictures created by The Word Magician

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.