Waffles Not Pancakes

Happy Shrove Tuesday!!  Or Happy Pancake Day!!!  This is the day before Ash Wednesday and the day for eating up the forbidden foods before the lenten fasting begins.  Pancakes are traditionally eaten as they are made out of the main foods available, sugar, fat, flour and eggs.  Traditionally these were restricted foods during the fasting associated with Lent.  

No today’s post isn’t about pancakes but the waffle.  Not a sweet sugary waffle but a waffle-wich.  In December I did a post on Waffle-chiladas.  In that post was the recipe for the Jalapeno Cornbread Waffles.  The waffles are made with the forbidden foods, the sugar, fat, flour and eggs.  With that in mind I thought it would be the perfect day to share the Waffle-wich.  I typically have these delicious savory waffles in the freezer.  They make a nice base for meat gravies, creamed mushrooms, chicken ala king and of course the Waffle-chilada.  They are also wonderful as a base for the Waffle-wich.

According to Wikipedia a sandwich is a food item consisting of 2 or more slices of bread with 1 or more fillings between them.  The Waffle-Wich certainly qualifies.


2 to 3 thin slices deli ham
2 thin slices red onion
Dijon mustard, to taste
1 oz slice mild provolone cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  With a sharp bread knife, carefully slice the waffle in half to make 2 “bread” slices.  On one half of the waffle place the sliced deli ham.  Top with red onion slices, dijon mustard and provolone cheese.  Place the second waffle half on top.  

Place waffle-wich in a preheated oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and waffle is crisp.  Add your favorite sides and enjoy.
Have a happy and safe Shrove Tuesday.  Now off to make pancakes for breakfast.  🙂

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