Thursday, April 5, 2012

Anyone Hungry?

Does this sound absolutely delicious to anyone else?  Most people I mention this to seem to scrunch their faces up in disgust.  I don't know about the "lager style" of which I have to assume they are talking about light lager.  With the light lager insinuation aside, there is something about beer, ham, cheese, and waffles just gets me all excited.  I haven't made this recipe yet but I will most definitely not use a light lager,  I was thinking more along the lines of wheat beer or maybe go full on adventurous and make a half a batch of stout waffles.  Now that's what I'm talking about.  Anyone have a waffle iron for sale?

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Recipe adapted from Miami Herald Article -

1 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup room-temperature lager-style beer  
1/2 cup room-temperature milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Nonstick cooking spray (optional)
6 slices Cheddar cheese or 6 ounces grated cheese
4 ounces ham, thinly sliced and finely chopped

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Pour beer, milk, egg and butter into flour mixture. Stir until just moistened (do not overmix). Heat waffle iron. Spray with nonstick cooking spray, if necessary. Pour enough batter onto the grids to just cover them. Place a slice of cheese on top of each large square and sprinkle with ham. Pour on more batter to just cover cheese and ham, spreading to edges of iron with a spatula. Cook until golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Keep warm on a platter in a preheated, 200-degree oven. Repeat with remaining batter and serve. Makes 6 large waffles.

Per serving: 363 calories (50 percent from fat), 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 6 g monounsaturated), 93 mg cholesterol, 15.4 g protein, 27.6 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 730 mg sodium.

Holy crap when I posted this I just saw the nutrion information.  Now that's a freakin' breakfast!


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