What’s comes to your mind when you think of meat and potatoes?
I bet most people would say a Sunday roast or, perhaps, a slow-cooked stew or meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Undoubtedly, beef would be the most popular answer — so I went with ham.
Of course, I wanted to do something creative and, shortly after the announcement, my mind went to (and settled on) sweet potato waffles. I thought that would be unique but was disappointed to discover that sweet potato waffles have been done before. (Mind you, not that we are charged with coming up with a never-been-done-before dish, but still … sheesh.)
However, they had not been done by me! And they definitely haven’t been done this way. Breakfast, anyone?
I’m not much of a ‘sweet’ eater or a maple syrup fan so I hardly ever eat pancakes or waffles. However, a few months ago, I got the idea to create savory waffles and I rushed out and bought my first waffle maker.
Have I made a savory waffle since then? No, not until now.
I started by grating a sweet potato and mixing it with a beaten egg, chipotle powder, pumpkin spice, a little sugar, a dash of salt, chopped chives, a few raisins and enough flour to hold it together.
A drizzle of honey …
and a few chopped nuts on top were a perfect topping.
Oh, what-the-hell, why not go all the way and add an egg?
[That’s certainly not a normal breakfast in the FOODalogue kitchen but it sure was good!]
Can’t wait to see what the rest of the group comes up with.The round-up will be posted February 27 on Lazaro Cooks.