Apparently, Facebook-posts about having waffles for dinner makes people hungry – or so say a couple of friends who have demanded a recipe for the Cornbread Waffle and Sausage dinner we made for our friends the other night. Perhaps this photo isn’t the most appetizing – I’m not a food photographer – but let me tell you, this was one incredible meal!
The sausages came from the Eat Wild Sausage Seminar which we took the night before (and I will write more about shortly), and the idea for the waffles was inspired by a late-night craving after the Flying Folk Army show on Saturday. This recipe adequately serves four people as a main.
Dinner Waffles with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Feta Cheese
2 cups buttermilk (or regular milk)
6 T vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups multigrain flour
3/4 cup corn meal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
Handful of chopped chives
3 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
Whip eggs and milk together. Add oil to wet ingredients. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients, then whip those with wet ingredients until smooth. Stir in chives and oregano.
Make as you would in the waffle iron.
Spinach, Mushroom, Feta Topping
1 bulb of garlic, minced
1 bunch of spinach, torn into pieces
25 mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 – 1/2 cup of walnuts, toasted and chopped
Salt to taste
Turn heat onto medium flame and heat up 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for several minutes, stirring until it is golden and fragrant. Add a handful of oregano leaves and some salt and continue to stir for another minute or two. Add the mushrooms and some more oil and salt, cook down. Add the spinach in handfuls, and continue to cook on a med-low flame until your spinach is wilted but still pretty bright green. At this point, you can take the pan off the heat and leave it until the waffles are made. Once your waffles are ready, bring the mix back up to temperature, stirring continuously and add in the walnuts and feta – stirring just one more minute.
These waffles turn out crispy and are served with the warm topping and extra feta cheese. They are also the best thing I have ever eaten, hands down.