Saturday Supermarket Smarts: A Waffle for Every Occasion

Avatar:
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
2

Have you noticed an influx of waffle-centric recipes and menu items lately? We're spotting waffle hot dogs in Hawaii, made-to-order waffle sandwiches in DC, the beloved Wafels & Dinges in NYC and we can't forget to mention Rachael Ray's 2nd annual Waffle Week! The breakfast staple is no longer reserved for morning, and why should it be, when you can add savory ingredients like herbs and spices, toppings like spicy jam and dijon-mayo and even batter mix-ins like cornmeal? So before you finalize your grocery shopping list for the weekend, make sure you have the waffle 4-1-1 (trust us, your family will thank you):

The Product

Frozen, fresh or from scratch, waffles are taking menus and recipe ideas by storm.

Why You Should Buy It

They're versatile and essentially a blank canvas for a myriad of ingredients. Sandwich buns? Croutons? The perfect chip replacement for dip? The possibilities are endless.

How You Should Use It

Whether you're cooking for your family or hosting a get-together, turn your average recipes up a notch by replacing regular breads and buns with waffles. Here are some ideas to get you started:

550_102136778B

Entertaining? Make these mini Chicken 'n' Mini Waffles for an almost-instant appetizer

550_RU173957

Why use French bread croutons when you can have waffle croutons in this breakfast-inspired Bacon, Egg & Spinach Salad?

550_RU220361

The perfect sandwich for breakfast, lunch or dinner: Cheddar-Whole Wheat Waffle BLTs

ss_R180531

Spice up your morning with these Savory Ricotta Waffles with Red-Hot Jam

More Supermarket Smarts

Vegemite

Egg Whites

Avocados