Waffle Sandwiches

Waffle Sandwich - Nutella and Bananas

waffles

Toasted sandwiches are awesome. Also known as toasties or jaffles depending on where you are from. They’re like a hot pocket that doesn’t taste like total crap. I’ve wanted to make a waffle sandwich for a while now. I finally bit the bullet and borrowed my mom’s sandwich toaster. It’s an early 90′s contraption that we used now and again growing up but since then has been collecting dust in a corner of the pantry. The concept is pretty simple, make a toasted sandwich with waffles instead of bread.

waffles

Waffles. A few years ago my brother and sister in law bought me a waffle iron and I went through a half a dozen recipes before finding what I consider the best all around recipe. I know, I know, it’s Emeril. I don’t hate him, I just think his catch phrase is weak. I have dozens that I use when I’m cooking that are much better like the classic “fuck” or “shit” or “eh”. I don’t think those would fly on TV though. I can totally imagine Emeril brushing his teeth with some crest or what ever he is hocking at the time and yelling, “Fucking Shit! that’s some good toothpaste”. Ok, I’m rambling. One thing about these waffles, if you want them to look pretty, eat them fast because as they degas their steaminess they tend to get a little floppy. But we’re going to cook them again so who gives a shit. Bam.

Waffles

Ingredients

2 cups AP flour
2 heaping tsp baking powder
4 large eggs
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp melted butter
2 cups milk

Preparation

Heat up your waffle iron
Get 3 big bowls
Separate eggs yolk into one bowl and whites into another
Whisk together eggs and sugar until they turn pale yellow
Add milk and butter to the egg sugar mix
Beat or whisk the egg yolks to soft peaks
Sift together the dry ingredients into the third bowl
Pour the milk mix into the dry mix and whisk gently until combined (if you over do this step the baking powder wont do its stuff and your waffles won’t rise right)
Gently fold the egg whites into the batter
Run a stick of butter across the grids of the iron
Pour the batter into the waffle iron*
Wait until the batter spreads out evenly across the iron and bubbles start coming up
Close the iron and wait for it to complete

*The amount of batter depends on the iron, if it starts squirting out of the side then you have too much, if it doesn’t rise to fill the iron and you have weird looking waffles then you don’t have enough

Toasted Waffle Sandwiches

Ingredients

Waffles

Fillings

  • bacon, egg and cheese
  • ham and cheese
  • nutella and bananas
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • the list goes on and on…

Preparation

Heat up your sandwich maker
Butter it up
Lay down the waffle
Put the fillings in
Close the lid
When it beeps you are done

*My, brother asked for a review of the taste. They tasted great. I think I would probably pour a little syrup into the bacon egg and cheese one next time before cooking it. I would also try under cooking the waffles a little bit because they didn’t fuse as well as I would have hoped.

22 Responses

  1. i’m not a waffle kind of person, i can take a bite and i’m done for awhile. so therefore i don’t have a waffle maker (my condo doesn’t have enough storage for yet another kitchen gadget anyway) but this.sandwich.is.INGENIUS!!!

  2. Actually, that sandwich toaster from the 90′s? It’s called the “Tostino,” and when I saw it I was like, “must have.” While mostly it does gather dust, I used it a few times when I was back home after Mexico. So there.

    Now I have neither a waffle maker or a Tostino. How sad. The nutella and banana one looks particularly yummy.

  3. @Lan, Thanks, I’m glad you are into the sandwich! I’d also recommend strawberry jam and creme fraiche which I had this morning. It was awesome.

  4. @anika I’m glad that the butter that was still congealed around the edges of the tostino wasn’t 15 years old! Yeah, this is a lot of work for a sandwich unless you already have waffles lying around so I wouldn’t be to depressed that you don’t have these fancy machines.

  5. [...] James Starmer [...]

  6. *love* this idea. I lack a sandwich toaster but I do have a double-sided grill/griddle for panini that should do the trick.

  7. I want to try this one day with our campfire hobo pie maker. Luckily we have a gas stove. BTW, I did find that T-Fal sells a combination waffle iron and sandwich cooker. Just use the Google to find it. It’s nice because you can pull off the cooking plates and wash them so the coagulated butter doesn’t sit for 15 years.

  8. The other day my friend and I went to brunch and they had peanut butter and jelly waffle sandwiches on the menu! I had never heard of them before, such a clever tasty idea.

  9. Haha fun to read!

    Savoury waffles hmm quite a good idea.

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Mmmm…I’ve been meaning to try grilling a waffle sandwich – glad to know it works! Looks like a great breakfast!

  11. First of all, what a great read. I laughed out loud at least 5 times.

    Second, I shall go home and make these tonight. They sound heavenly!

  12. Wow, Thanks for all the positive comments! I guess it’s hard to say anything negative about a recipe that uses nutella. You could probably serve nutella smeared on toilet paper and people would still eat it.

  13. I love nutella and waffels so this idea is heaven for me!

  14. hi… are u intrested to join the featured publisher programme in food buzz

    i am sending u the link , fill in the form and submit….and pls give my full name as refferer – rashmi sivaraman
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=PHmE_2beDgRu9lXCecP7ezkA_3d_3d

    once u fill and submit they will get back to u with in a weeks time…
    lemme know if u have any questions
    name: rashmi sivaraman
    blog title: en vittu virundhu
    url: http://envittuvirundhusamayal.blogspot.com

  15. i love waffles. i love nutella. i love bananas. this is genius! bookmarking this ASAP!

  16. also super good: waffles instead of hamburger buns. for the hamberburger, mix: crumbly goat cheese, ground sausage, lamb, and chuck. combine. waffles get syrup instead of ketchup. sounds nasty. is good. a friend who makes these calls him ‘bin laden’ burgers, cause they are the bomb. i think.

  17. @johnson that actually does sound good, great name too.

  18. i am a waffle person too and the kids of course, but i usually buy the frozen-just pop in the oven one, that i have never had one for a long time now…i must try your proven recipe this weekend! thanks and thank you for the kind words you left in my site:)

  19. i just wanted to return to let you know that this post has haunted me. my boyfriend has purchased a waffle maker for me and i will be making these this weekend. i blame you for this. but i think i also heart you for this.

  20. Lan, That’s great. I’m glad you are inspired. Please let me know how they turn out, especially if you have any tips to make them better.

  21. I want a waffle sandwich full of honey butter.

    +Jessie
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  22. Hey! Great idea. Might try this in my daughters school lunch. I also tried apples and cinnamon butter… delish!