As you can see from this picture above, I lied about eating more healthily. Actually, maybe I didn’t. It’s healthier to cook at home versus going out to eat, so I’ve succeeded in that sense.
Anyway, the Boyfriend cooked up a large batch of my favorite fried chicken for dinner for Davis on Thursday night. He didn’t cook it all though since only about 10-15 people show up for dinner, so there was still some raw chicken with marinade leftover.
Come Friday morning. I realize that Davis has a waffle press, but I have never used it. (In fact, I have never used a waffle press to actually cook a waffle). With great elation and joy, we had a totally indulgent brunch of fried chicken and waffles (okay, so maybe I totally have failed at this “healthy thing”).
He fried the chicken, I made the waffles. Since I’ve never actually made waffles before, I googled “simple waffle recipe” and found this gem. With almost 2000 reviews and a 4.5 star rating, I figured it would be good. The waffles turned out perfectly. Not too salty, not too sweet, but I recommend changing those measurements around depending on what you’re eating it with. When I made the waffles for the fried chicken, I cut back slightly on the sugar to make a more savory waffle. When I made waffles this morning for breakfast (the recipe was so good I wanted to try it again) I used the recommended amount of sugar and had waffles with strawberries, whipped cream cheese and syrup.
Yeah, I really fail at this healthy thing. Whatever #yolo
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of butter (melted, shouldn’t be too hot)
- 1 3/4 cup of milk
- 1 Tablespoon sugar (add more for a sweeter waffle)
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt (add more for a more savory waffle)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat up waffle iron.
- Beat eggs in a large bowl until very fluffy.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients in the bowl until just mixed.
- Grease the surface of the waffle iron, whatever this means to you. Could be spraying a non-stick cooking spray, or you could apply butter on the surfaces of the pan.
- Pour around 1/2 – 3/4 cup of batter into the iron and close it. The waffles will poof up quite a bit. Cook until golden brown. Serve immediately.*
*If you’re making a bunch at once and can’t serve them right as they’re being made, place the waffles onto folded paper towels. Replace the paper towels often as they will absorb quite a bit of moisture and make the waffle less crisp.