There are some flavors in the cooking world that are just made to be together forever.
Strawberries and cream. Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and chocolate.
Yep. That’s right. I said bacon and chocolate. Maybe not as common as some of the others, but the two things work awesomely together. You would be remiss to not try a little chocolate on your bacon.
Need a practical application? How about these Chocolate and Bacon Waffles
I’m a big fan of homemade waffles, but for this version I used Bisquick to get the job done faster.
The key to stuffing a waffle with bacon is to make sure the bacon is cooked very crispy before adding it to the waffle. Obviously the bacon will not cook once it’s inside, so you want it to be nice and crispy before starting the waffle.
I cooked a few strips in a large skillet over medium heat for about 15 minutes and they got nice and crispy.
Drain the bacon on a few paper towels before stuffing it in the waffle so it isn’t super-greasy.
Meanwhile, stir together your batter ingredients. I just used the waffle recipe on the box, which is pretty straightforward.
Depending on your waffle iron, your method might vary a bit from here. I have a large Belgian waffle machine that I used for mine. I like to add a thin layer of batter down and then toss on whole strips of bacon and lots of chocolate chips.
Then pour on some extra batter and you’re good to go. I filled mine a bit too high on this version. It’s okay if you do this; you’ll just have to clean up the batter that spills out of the machine as it cooks!
Again, depending on your waffle machine your cooking time will vary. Mine needed about five minutes to be really golden brown and delicious.
I cut my waffle into quarters and then served it with lots of syrup.
The waffle is a little crispy, and then you bite into the large pieces of bacon and sweet chocolate. It’s really delicious, and considering how fancy the waffle ends up, it’s actually not that much work.
Give this a shot if you’re a waffle (or bacon or chocolate) fanatic!Nick believes that waffles are good but stuffed waffles are best. Be sure to check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon Profile.