Sunday, December 26, 2010

Waffles: Two Pigs In A Poke

Need an idea for using up some of that leftover holiday ham?

We smoked a ham Wednesday afternoon because we knew that we were going to be wildly busy the two days before Christmas. We wanted to have plenty of options for quick meals like ham & cheese omelets and ham sandwiches. Here is one of the quick breakfasts that we came up with - Two Pigs In A Poke Waffles.

Finely dice ham and cook a few slices of bacon.


Put some of the bacon and ham in your waffle iron. For a Belgian waffle maker like my Waring Pro, use two slices of bacon and about 2-3 Tbsp of chopped ham. You can read my full review of this waffle maker here, but after several months, I highly recommend it. If you have a gift card to use, keep an eye out for this one. We bought ours at Sam's Club.


Pour your favorite waffle batter over top of the meat. I was using the recipe for Oh Boy Waffles!


Cook as you normally would. One of the problems I ran into at first was trying to judge how much batter to use, since I needed to reduce the normal amount to account for the extra volume of the ham and bacon. The first ones I reduced the batter too much but they still tasted good.


But with a little practice.....


Then next batches came out perfectly. Turns out you don't have to reduce the volume of batter much at all.


Want to know a secret? Even the ugly ones taste great.


Now it's time to go clear a path out to our Big Green Eggs, I don't want to be tracking in snow and ice while I cook.

14 comments:

  1. Home-smoked ham, what a treat. And the waffle construction is hugely inventive.

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  2. Nice! Now I want waffles and I do not have one in sight...

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  3. Bacon...is there anything it can't make better??

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  4. Tha waffles look very good, but what I really like is the decorated tree beside your cookers. Glad you finally got some of the snow as we had over an inch on Christmas morning while the web cams showed Knoxville getting none. We have about 4" on the deck railing. Hope you had a super Christmas.

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  5. Bacon in the waffles? No way. That is a crazy idea. I love it.

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  6. These waffles sound and look WONderful! Your snow looks beautiful and festive. Dry here in Denver....a-waaaaaaa

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  7. I am passionate about waffles, but my waffle iron always sticks. Is there a trick I don't know about?

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  8. @Marilynne -
    I think the oil in my batter helps with that. Also the Waring Pro I use has been well seasoned. I spray the contact surfaces with PAM once it is preheated and then again every 2 to 3 waffles.

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  9. Great, now I have to drag out the waffle maker! Yum :) Hey, I have those Christmas paper plates too!

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  10. Those waffles are super great looking. But I gotta ask. Snow?? What's snow? GREG

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  11. Cool idea Chris! You always have great recipes plus excellent directions. My boys will love these, and I will be getting bigger jeans I think (-:

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  12. OMG... I could go for one or two or three or four of those right now!!! Bacon makes everything taste better!!!!

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  13. Happy New Year brother. I just promoted your blog on my Twitter feed. Hope it brings some new followers.

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  14. I have to make these - love the flavor combo! Happy New Year!

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