(Recipe can be found in the Real Girl’s Kitchen cookbook.)
Step by Step Instructions:
Say hello to Ham and Cheese Waffles in no time! Here’s what you’ll need: Your favorite waffle mix plus eggs and oil and water (or whatever your mix calls for), Diced Ham, Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Sharp for me!), and Pepper. Yes, that’s all.
Begin by rinsing and draining about a cup of diced ham. I rinsed it to get off any salty liquid from the package.
Mix up your waffles according to your package’s directions. I did the full box, since I was using a good amount of ham and cheese, but feel free to adjust as needed.
Once your waffle batter is combined, add the cup of ham, a cup of cheese, and plenty of pepper to taste.
Fold the ingredients in with a spatula until it’s well combined and set the batter to the side for a couple of minutes.
Now here comes the fun part! Grab your waffle iron and follow the instructions to preheat it. Once the light on mine turned green, it was good to go!
Then I added 1/2 cup of batter (again follow your waffle iron’s instructions here) to my iron, which I sprayed pretty well with cooking spray.
Close the lid, be sure you’re on the right level for cooking and when my light turned green, my waffle was done! I have found I like level 5, so my waffles are a little crispy and have some texture.
Once it was ready, I lifted my lid and voila…a ham and cheese waffle!
Then carefully remove the waffle from the iron and eat immediately or let it cool on a wire rack if you are going to put them in the fridge or freezer. I’ve been using this awesome wooden fork from the Pampered Chef to transfer the waffles and it’s been great!
Top the waffle with your favorite syrup and other fixings…
…and enjoy!! I have to say I was so pleasantly surprised by this recipe!! Happy waffle making!!
A box of your favorite waffle mix
1 cup of diced ham
1 cup of cheddar cheese (I prefer a sharp cheddar here so it stands out a bit more in the waffle)
and anything else like eggs, oil, etc. that your waffle mix calls for
1. Start by rinsing and draining your ham.
2. Mix up the waffle mix according to the package instructions. I did the full box, but if you want fewer waffles use less and adjust the amount of ham and cheese as needed.
3. Then add in the ham and a cup of cheese and pepper to taste and combine the batter.
4. Preheat your waffle iron, and once it’s ready spray the iron with cooking spray and spoon the batter in the iron and cook the waffles. Definitely follow your waffle iron instructions for this part.
5. Serve immediately with your favorite syrup and enjoy!