The waffle iron: beloved at breakfast and brunch and then belittled and ignored past noon. Here's a secret: that workhorse of an appliance can do so much more that just make waffles.
Don't let it collect dust, languishing on the top shelf, the one reserved for one trick ponies. Instead, give it prime counter space and fire it up to make breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert.
This simple Mexican-inspired torta is the perfect way to dress-up store bought or leftover chicken! Simply fill a soft bolillo roll with spicy salsa verde, tender chicken, tangy goat cheese, and crisp slices of onion, and press it in the waffle iron until crisp on the outside and melty on the inside.
Use your waffle iron to make quick and easy quesadillas. You can toast your tortillas and melt your cheese on the iron or even cook up any fillings, from veggies to chicken, fish, or steak. The best part about making quesadillas in a waffle iron? Any bits of cheese that escape get nice and crispy — an extra special treat for the cook!
Yes, pizza is not only possible but worthwhile as a waffle! With an extra-crisp ridged crust and little wells for sauce and cheese to run into, who can resist? Your waffle maker does double duty as both an oven for the crust and a broiler for melting cheese. Top this pizza with chorizo, queso fresco, and plenty of fresh cilantro for a Latin spin.
Give your oven the night off and instead fire up your waffle maker for dessert! Simply preheat your waffle iron to medium heat, scoop your favorite cookie batter in to each section, and close the iron. Your cookies will be golden brown and perfect in under 2 minutes! Bonus: the texture and waffle-shaped grooves in these cookies make them perfect for...you guessed it...ice cream sandwiches. Have a scoop of helado ready and assemble ice cream sandwiches with the warm, freshly-waffled cookies for a sweet summer dessert.