Savory Waffles as seen on George Hirsch Lifestyle

As prepared on George Hirsch Lifestyle public television series & Create TV. And, in the below picture with Msgr. Jim at Telecare Television’s studio for their annual Telethon program. Served with the chicken & waffles is a warm apple, pear, cranberry compote; and savory crisp Sriracha slaw.

Having an Inspiring Moment, Msgr Jim Vlaun & George Hirsch on set Telecare TV

Tired of toast & sausage for breakfast and brunch? Then opt in for a southern treat. These waffles are the perfect accompaniment to my Oven Fried Garlic Chicken, always a family favorite, and I’m delighted to share with you.

Savory Waffles

Makes 8 waffles  

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2 cups all purpose flour

2 egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons pure cane sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

2 cups milk

1/3 cup butter, melted

2 egg whites, stiffly beaten

½ cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded

¼ teaspoon each: 

curry powder, paprika, dried thyme, ground black pepper, hot sauce

2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley or dill

Preheat waffle maker. 

Put all ingredients, except egg whites, in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low until moistened. Increase to medium speed; mix for 2 minutes or until just smooth. Do not over mix.

By hand, gently fold in beaten egg whites. Pour 1/2 cup batter over grids for a regular waffle baker—more for a Belgium waffle. Close waffle maker, bake until steam no longer escapes, about 3 minutes. Repeat. 

Serve while hot with Fried Chicken.

Note: Serve topped with butter and hot syrup, or better yet with warm fresh fruit compote.