Most doctors will gladly agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But breakfast is also the most fun meal of the day — and the most delicious. So why endure a sub-par cup of coffee and a lowly, dry-tasting muffin? Let’s redeem ourselves and make breakfast for dinner!
I like to think that eating breakfast for dinner feels slightly rebellious and indulges your inner child. These waffles fit the bill, perfectly. They’re cheesy on the inside and crispy on the outside. I love topping them with a fried egg, a sprinkling of minced cilantro and a few dashes of hot sauce. It’s the perfect recipe for a fuss-free meal.
Cheddar Jalapeño Waffles with a Fried Egg
Yields (depending on your iron) 4 waffles
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
4 tablespoons diced jalapeño
1 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs, fried
Handful of diced cilantro
Hot sauce of choice
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside. To a measuring cup or a small bowl, measure out the milk. Next, add the eggs and vegetable oil; beat until completely combined.
Since each waffle iron is different, add the recommended amount of batter to the iron per your manufacture’s recommendation. Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is medium golden brown. Transfer the cooked waffle to a warm oven (200˚F) and repeat until you’ve cooked through the batter.
Serve each waffle with a fried egg on top, a sprinkling of cilantro and a few dashes of hot sauce.
All photos by Adrianna Adarme.
Adrianna Adarme is a recipe blogger and content producer living in Los Angeles. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, easy, everyday recipes from her kitchen.