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bacon stuffed waffles

Here is something to try should you find yourself with all the ingredients in your house: bacon stuffed waffles. We came across the idea in Mark Bittman’s How To Cook Everything. Very simple, just pour a little batter in the waffle iron and lay a couple of slices of bacon on top before closing it. Leave a bit of space between the bacon slices so the batter can puff up and over the bacon:

We topped the waffles with an over-easy egg, and I drizzled a little maple syrup on top, Scott preferred his without the syrup. He is clearly crazy.

Then Scott found a face in his second waffle:

· comments [37] · 02-23-2009 · categories:food ·

37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 se7en // Feb 23, 2009 at 8:40 am

    What an inspired idea – I so have to try this!!! Yummy. Drool. Can’t Wait!!!

  • 2 sherri // Feb 23, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I do this with pancakes. So. Yum. I forgo syrup as well.

  • 3 Nana // Feb 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Do you cook the bacon first? Unclear from the photos

  • 4 megan // Feb 23, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Yup, it was cooked bacon.

  • 5 food librarian // Feb 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Wonderful! And I love the face waffle!

  • 6 margaux // Feb 23, 2009 at 10:30 am

    oh my god. that is brilliant and i want to have some NOW.


  • 7 Louise // Feb 23, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I used to make waffle sandwiches like this all the time in college because we couldn’t afford to buy bread, but had lots of eggo waffles for some reason.

  • 8 Enyasi // Feb 23, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Oh My… this looks so tasty.. Yet another reason to buy a waffle iron.. thanks

  • 9 Seanna Lea // Feb 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I don’t eat bacon, but I’m sure there are some good veggie alternatives.

    Of course, the waffle face made me think of a Mexican wrestler with the funny masks.

  • 10 Ambrosia Paula // Feb 23, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I love the idea of sneaking a little protein into my pancakes and waffles. I have done this with broken bits of bacon and pecans, and it’s wonderful! Especially with the maple syrup.

    The panini sandwich effect you have going here on here, is interesting. Kinda like a cross between bacon waffles, egg Mc Muffin, and eggs in the middle. Hmmm… Waffle sandwiches to go… Sounds like something my kiddo would really go for. :)

    I just blogged about Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Orange butter Honey, should you be interested.


    ~ Paula

  • 11 prasti // Feb 23, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    oh bacon! we’ve been contemplating purchasing a waffle maker…and i think this recipe seals the deal :)

  • 12 Anne // Feb 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Brilliant. I don’t have a waffle maker, but when I get one, this will be one of the first things I try.

    My favorite pancakes are a variation on this theme: the pancake batter is ladled on top of small spoonfuls of cooked bacon (and grease) so that the finished pancakes have bacon inside. The batter is done with separated eggs (whites beaten), so between that and the pancakes being cooked in bacon grease, the results are heavenly.

    Oh, and yes, Scott is clearly crazy for preferring his waffles without syrup.

  • 13 Carolyn J. // Feb 23, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    There is nothing – NOTHING – that is not improved by bacon!

  • 14 mare // Feb 23, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Minus bacon, plus syrup that sounds decedent but not half bad.

  • 15 Alex Myers // Feb 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    My grandma used to do this, gosh, in the mid-80’s down here in Austin, Texas. But she also kept a can of drippings by the stove. Who knew she was so visionary?

  • 16 tory // Feb 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    thank you. thank you. thank you. my husband loves you for this post. I gave props on my blog. And I can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  • 17 jenney // Feb 23, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Doesn’t that waffle face sort of look like the Virgin of Guadalupe? Have you considered auctioning it on ebay?

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  • 19 Erica // Feb 24, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Oh man, that’s it- I HAVE to get a waffle iron.

  • 20 My First Kitchen // Feb 24, 2009 at 6:16 am

    There’s a reason Mark Bittman is the best. He puts bacon in stuff. Genius.

  • 21 Sarah // Feb 24, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Not too, too long ago you posted these little tote/bag to carry your lunch to work in. I can’t find it in the archive… what was the brand??

  • 22 megan // Feb 24, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Jenney – Oh no! We ated it already!

    Sarah – I have no idea, a tote/lunch bag is not ringing any bells for me.

  • 23 Susan O. // Feb 24, 2009 at 9:20 am

    When I was a kid, we’d go to Denny’s and they made them like that.

    There is a web site that is devoted to “Faces in Places”. The waffle dude would fit right in. :)

  • 24 Dennybot // Feb 24, 2009 at 9:44 am

    “I don’t eat bacon, but I’m sure there are some good veggie alternatives.”

    Uh… no. There actually are not.

  • 25 just barrie // Feb 24, 2009 at 9:56 am

    don’t get me wrong, i like bacon but i think this sounds gross. i’m not sure where the bacon fad is coming from, but i much rather put chocolate chips or fresh fruit in my waffles.

    did you actually like it?

  • 26 Jenn // Feb 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I’m with Scott. Hold the syrup!

    I’m showing this to my sister. She’d love to try it.

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  • 28 vanessa // Feb 25, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Looks fantastic, perfect for the undecided brunch goer.Though, I must say that the waffle face is hanabal lector esque!

  • 29 Kathy at // Feb 26, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Ironically, I had just posted something similar – bacon pancakes – from an old Martha Stewart Living magazine that I saw in the doctor’s office. So whether you like waffles or pancakes, you get your bacon either way!

  • 30 Sabb // Feb 27, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Honestly?: For me that looks like the daily diet of a pregnant woman

  • 31 megan // Feb 27, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Thanks Kathy! Bacon pancakes, I see a brunch in my near future.

  • 32 geenanana // Feb 28, 2009 at 5:53 am

    oh my! Bacon embedded in the waffle. That is sheer brilliance.

    Breakfast/Brunch tends to be the go to meal to mix up the sweet and savory…

  • 33 Mox Rogers // Mar 1, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Somehow, I missed this post before. I will certainly be trying this out the next time I make waffles. Mr. Rogers will be pleased (most meals I make either “would have been better with meat” or need some sort of bread-this would have all of that!)

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  • 35 Sarena // Mar 5, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I just told my husband about this and he said, “So we’re making these tonight, right?”. So, I guess we are making these tonight!

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  • 37 seattlemommy // Jun 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I have a friend who stuffs her waffles with ham and shredded cheddar cheese- delish…even with syrup. Bacon sounds great too.

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