Savory Corn Waffles with spiced Bacon

Lynnda Cloutier

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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook 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.
2
preheat waffle iron according to manufacture's recommendations. Stir together cornmeal and beer. Let mixture stand 15 minutes so cornmeal absorbs beer.
3
Whisk 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