Rachael of pizzarossa was our August 2012 Daring Cook hostess and she challenged us to broaden our knowledge of cornmeal! Rachael provided us with some amazing recipes and encouraged us to hunt down other cornmeal recipes that we’d never tried before – opening our eyes to literally 100s of cuisines and 1000s of new-to-us recipes!
My friends Julie and Andrew just traveled to New Zealand a few days ago and I am incredibly envious. In fact, they’re spending the next nine months Down Underer while renting out their Texas home, so I offered to borrow various items from their kitchen in the meantime. Always thinking of my friends.
Having never shared a roof with a waffle iron, I obviously had to put some cornmeal in it in order to kill two birds: my desire to make some waffles (of course) and this challenge. Do you know how many cornbread waffles on the internet are covered in chili? This is so freaking brilliant that it’s disappointing to have never heard of it, but even more so that it wasn’t my idea. While tempting, August is just not the time for chili in Texas.
I knew I wanted something savory featuring cheese and chiles since that’s my favorite kind of cornbread. Then I remembered a post by Joy the Baker in which she made savory cornmeal waffles and served them with a fried egg. Excellent! (pun avoided) Continue reading