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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Waffle House" Style Waffles

OK y'all, I will probably blow my "foodie" status by admitting this, but I love Waffle House. Yes, folks, I was brought up as truly trendy trailer trash! But, regardless of how much you turn up your nose at the clientele and the decor, there's nothing better than Waffle House at 4 in the morning after a night out! It's also a great roadside stop when traveling. After all, if it were as bad as food snobs pretend, there wouldn't be those long lines in the morning!

In the months before my transplant I lost my appetite for almost everything. One of the few foods that still was appetizing was a good ol' Waffle House waffle. Since it was impractical to send someone out all the time for them, my sister and a friend finally figured out a recipe that closely approximated their great sweet waffle taste!

So, if you're caught without a Waffle House nearby (is there a place without a Waffle House nearby?) give this nice recipe a try! I still use it as my "go to" waffle recipe for Sunday breakfast.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 Egg
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp. Butter (softened)
2 Tbsp. Shortening
1/2 cup Half and Half
1/2 cup Milk
1/4 cup Buttermilk
1/4 tsp. Vanilla

Directions:

Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Lightly beat the egg in separate bowl and combine with sugar, butter and shortening. Mix well until smooth. Add the half & half, milk, buttermilk and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry flour mixture to the wet mixture while beating and mix until smooth. If possible for best taste and texture, cover and chill overnight although you can use batter immediately. Rub or Spray a light coating of vegetable oil on a waffle iron and preheat. Remove batter from refrigerator and allow to warm while waffle iron is heating. Spoon 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup batter onto warm waffle iron and cook until waffles are light brown.

If you're a fan of having stuff in your waffles, you can add chopped pecans, butterscotch morsels, chocolate chips or just about anything you want to the batter!

And always, always... serve with real butter and real warmed maple syrup!


 
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