So I bought a kitchen gadget that makes stuffed waffles

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QueBert

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LOL you discovered drunk food.

I wouldn't worry about the fat, the sugar is the killer. Do you make savory or sweet waffles? For a sammich I would be making savory. I'd personally skip the maple sizzurp and honey too. Sweet aioli sounds disgusting. Can you tell I'm not a sweets lover? Some thick cut pecan smoked bacon or spicy sausage would carry the whole thing. Don't need a sauce.

I rarely make waffles or pancakes, prefer to make savory crepes and roll up thin sliced smoked ham in them. First make a béchamel with half and half and baby Swiss. Then spoon it on top of the rollups. Really quick to prepare is the best part.

sugar! I used Cary's sugar free syrup, no sugar but some sort of unnatural sugar replacement. So I won't get Diabeetus but I might get some strange form of cancer or something.

I make both kind of waffles depending. Savory garlic and cheddar waffles are awesome. I don't like sweet too much either but I have my moments. I usually go for savory and spicy. Crispy & spicy cornbread waffles topped with pulled pork is greatness.
 
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QueBert

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Made Cornbread Waffles and topped them with XLNT Mexican Chili Con Carne and shredded sharp Cheddar. HOLY CRAP this is more drunk food I never thought to try until now. I've made cornbread topped with chili and it was good, but never had it in waffle form. The extra crispiness on all 4 sides from it being a waffle but still soft in the middle like regular cornbread was awesomesauce.

And XLNT chili's excellent for a store bought frozen brick of chili.
 

QueBert

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I just found the best hack for cleaning a waffle maker that doesn't have removable plates. You make some batter and thin it out some, then heat up the iron on medium and cook it for 2'ish minutes (Cuisinart Double Flip Belgian waffle maker) You want the waffle to be soft to where it starts to fall apart when you're getting it out.

The maker had set for a year and oops, I didn't clean it last time I used it. It had all sorts of bits, grease and gummy shit stuck to it. It was pretty gross looking. Pretty sure the last time I tried to waffle mac and cheese and it was an epic fail and ended up so sticky and messy I just tossed the fucker in the garage and forgot about it. I tried using a paper towel around a butter knife to scrape in all the pockets which did almost nothing. So I did what I saw on a video where you barely cook a waffle, and when you pull it out all the shit will stick to the waffle and come up with it. The waffle came out in about 10 chunks, but when they were all out it looked like it had never been dirty, and sure enough, all the nasty shit was stuck to the waffle. And even tho I didn't see anything left, it was so dirty I did a 2nd one just to be safe. and it came out spotless.

With the batter I make I never have any problems with shit sticking, but when I get a bright idea to do something like mac and cheese or some sort of something that's not a waffle I sometimes have bad results. And cleaning a waffle maker is one of the biggest PITAs out there.

I was blown away at how perfectly this worked. Usually the cleaning "hacks" I see on YT videos are worthless, but this one's awesome for a change.
 
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