Waffles

Since when do waffles have to be made out of plain batter? We've made versions out of shredded potatoes, kimchi and cinnamon rolls. There are so many ingredients that do well in a waffle iron. Food & Wine's guide to waffles helps you to explore all of the possibilities by including recipes for classically sweet ideas, savory waffle-filled dinners and gluten-free variations, plus the best waffle spots to try throughout the country. You're guaranteed to never have a boring waffle again.

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7 Pop Culture-Inspired Waffle Makers to Start Your Day Right

At this point, we've all seen our fair share of pancake art, but not all of us are meant to make masterpieces on the griddle. Buf if breakfast is becoming boring or you've just found that plain old grid pattern on your waffles to be lacking in personality, there's another way to have our favorite characters sitting on our breakfast plate covered in butter and maple syrup. These pop culture-inspired waffle makers turn icons from movies, music, TV shows and newspaper comics into delicious, crispy works of art. All you have to do is put in the waffle batter and wait. — Clara Olshanksy
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Tater Tot Waffles with Prosciutto and Mustard

Jen Pelka of The Riddler in San Francisco makes supercrunchy and delicious waffles using Tater Tots. One of her more hearty ways of serving the waffles is topped with prosciutto and mixed greens, along with a quick mix of créme fraîche and mustard.  Slideshow: More Waffle Recipes
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Tater Tot Waffles with Smoked Salmon and Caviar

Jen Pelka of The Riddler in San Francisco makes supercrunchy and delicious waffles using Tater Tots. Here she tops the waffles with caviar and smoked salmon, creating a delicious and decadent dish that’s ideal with Champagne.  Slideshow: More Waffle Recipes
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Tater Tot Waffles with Truffled Eggs

Jen Pelka of The Riddler in San Francisco makes supercrunchy and delicious waffles using Tater Tots, then tops them with poached eggs and truffles, making them ideal for brunch.  Slideshow: More Waffle Recipes
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How to Make Kimchi-Cheddar Waffles

Turn your basic waffle batter into a super-savory meal by adding fiery kimchi and gooey cheddar cheese.
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7 Best Waffle Toppings

No waffle is complete without a delicious topping, especially the crispy, indulgent waffle ironed-cinnamon rolls featured in this week's episode of Mad Genius Tips! Here, seven of Food & Wine's best toppings that will complete any wonderful waffle stack.
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13 Next-Level Waffle Recipes

Sweet or savory, syrup-drenched or caviar-topped, waffles are the ultimate comfort food. Here, find our absolute favorites recipes for light, crispy, flavorful waffles.
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Light and Crispy Waffles

When we made these dead-simple waffles from Pam Anderson's cookbook, Cook Smart, their rich buttermilk flavor and crisp yet light texture won over even longtime yeast-waffle fans. The recipe can be doubled, tripled, even quadrupled. Don't stack the waffles—they will become moist and limp. If necessary, recrisp directly on a rack in a 200° oven.  More Brunch Ideas