I’m nuts about stuffing. I don’t like nuts in it, I mean I adore the stuff. zing. I like lots of stuff but I like stuffing in particular. Enough already? I’m still laughing. I saw a blog where they made stuffing waffles and was completely charmed. Why did I not think of this? I’ve made cornmeal waffles and covered them in gravy and waffles covered in chili. This idea was deliciousness waiting to happen.
As the blog said, creating all those waffles made of stuffing, built to cradle bits if turkey and gravy.. maybe some cranberry sauce? Simply divine. Pretty as well as pretty dang tasty!
Let’s start with a batch of basic stuffing. Remember me, the one who’s been married to the bread man for 42 years? I make my own stuffing with whatever bread I have piled in the counter. Yes, even hot dog buns can be stuffing. Cube what ya got. You’ll need about 8 cups.
I use simple measures. 1/2 cup of chopped celery, 1/2 cup of chopped onion and1/4a cup of butter. Put them into a large nonstick skillet on medium high and cook until translucent and beginning to brown.
Serve with gravy. Chop up bits of turkey or chicken in the gravy to make it even more interesting. This is hinging on comfort food. Get comfortable. You may need to wear sweat pants afterwards. It’s that good!
Now that my brain has embraced the idea of stuffing waffles, I’m thinking mashed potato waffles are another idea. Like serve a waffle made of masked potatoes, another of stuffing, cover with gravy with turkey bits and cranberries on the side. Thanksgiving waffle meal? Fun with leftovers! Um there.
p.s. Apparently I am losing my memory. I made mashed potato waffles. Must try again soon to refresh my memory!
Make waffles with stuffing, drizzle with gravy
- 8 cups cubed bread
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sage
- 4 cups chicken or turkey broth
- gravy of choice with or without diced meat
- cranberry sauce (optional)
Heat oven to 200°F. Dry cubed bread in sheet pan in oven, stirring occasionally. Cubes will be lightly browned.
Place dried bread in a large bowl.
In a large nonstick skillet melt butter. Add chopped celery, onion, salt, black pepper and sage. Sauté until translucent and beginning to brown.
Add contents of skillet to bowl along with chicken or turkey broth. Stir sell, until cubes if bread begin to crumble and the mixture is sticking together.
Spray waffle iron. Use a scoop to place stuffing onto waffle iron. Close waffle iron and cook until crispy on the outsides.
Keep warm in a 200°F oven until all stuffing is cooked. Serve hot with gravy.
Adapted from Will It Waffle