Savory Corn Waffles with spiced Bacon

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

You can make these as appetizers, too. Use a standard waffle iron. If you're using a Belgian style waffler iron, increase the batter amount to 1/4 cup in each section. source unknown


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Serves:
30 appetizer waffles
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Griddle

Ingredients

8 strips thick sliced bacon, chopped
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cracked black pepper
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup pale lager beer, such as corona
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 cup purchased salsa
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

Step-By-Step

1Cook bacon in nonstick skillet til crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towel lined plate;reserve drippings. add brown sugar, chili powder and black pepper to skillet along with cooked bacon. Cook, stirring til sugar melts and spices coat bacon.

2preheat waffle iron according to manufacture's recommendations. Stir together cornmeal and beer. Let mixture stand 15 minutes so cornmeal absorbs beer.

3Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into cornmeal mixture along with spiced bacon, 2 Tbsp. drippings, salt, and jalapeno. Pour 1 tsp. bacon drippings into each waffle iron section and heat 1 minute. Scoop 1 Tbsp. waffle batter onto each iron section and cook til crisp, about 5 minutes; repeat til all batter is cooked. For best results, stir bacon til brown sugar melts and the spices cling to the bacon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American