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savory corn waffles with spiced bacon

a recipe by
Lynnda Cloutier
Mission Viejo, CA

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

serves 30 appetizer waffles
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Griddle

Ingredients For savory corn waffles with spiced bacon

  • 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

How To Make savory corn waffles with spiced bacon

  • 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.

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