5NEWS GRILL: Breakfast Meets Dinner
Unfortunately, not everyone is on what we would describe to be a normal schedule. Fort those of us facing difficult hours there are some recipes that ensure we get the best of both worlds.
Parmesan Black Pepper Waffles
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
3 large eggs
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. cracked black pepper
2 cups whole milk
Preheat waffle iron as manufacturer directs.
In a small microwavable-safe bowl, heat butter in microwave oven on high for 1 minute; let cool.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat eggs 3 minutes or until very pale and foamy.
Into medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt; whisk in cheese and pepper until combined.
Whisk milk and butter into flour mixture, whisking just until combined; do not overmix (batter will be lumpy). With wooden spoon, fold in eggs. For each 5 inch waffle, with ladle pour about 1/2 cup batter into waffle iron (enough to just cover surface of waffle iron).
Cook waffles as manufacturers directs or until waffles are golden brown and steam is no longer escaping from iron.
NOTE: Delicious when topped with poached eggs and crumbled bacon or brushetta or tapenade topping.
Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches
4 slices of bacon, halved crosswise
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. buttermilk
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
8 prepared parmesan black pepper waffles
6 ounces thinly sliced deli chicken breast
8 slices ripe tomato
4 lettuce leaf leaves
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet or microwave until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Combine mayonnaise and the next 5 ingredients (through black pepper) in a small bowl. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over 4 waffles. Divide chicken, bacon, tomato and lettuce evenly among servings. Top with remaining waffles.