I’ve noticed sandwiches on waffles popping up here and there. Are you seeing these too? Move over bacon… I’m predicting the waffle might just be the next big thing. There’s even a blog called “Waffleizer” dedicated creative waffle-ing. Waffle falafel anyone?
So when we had half a carton of buttermilk leftover from another recipe, Luca and I made a giant stack of waffles from our favorite recipe (“Buttermilk Waffles”, from “The Gourmet Cookbook“) . We enjoyed some for breakfast, stashed some in the freezer* for quick toaster breakfasts down the road. We also jumped on the waffle sandwich bandwagon with this simple cheese, turkey and spinach version. Verdict? Two thumbs up for being both yummy and fun.
This is not the first time waffles and sandwiches have crossed paths at Casa Stacie. Before getting a panini press a few years ago for Christmas, we often toasted sandwiches in the waffle maker. It’s good way to get that toasty, compressed panini-style sandwich — and you don’t need the oil or butter you would normally use when making a grilled sandwich in a pan on the stove top.
* Freezing waffles: slightly undercook, let cool completely on a baking rack in a single layer. Place sheets of parchment or waxed paper in between the waffles before packing in a freezer safe zipper bag. Pop them directly into your toaster from the freezer.