Last week at Big Summer Pot Luck the topic of jealousy was brought up. How sometimes we cdan see another blog, a more successful person, a cuter house, or a perfect kitchen and that sometimes we can become jealous of these things. For me, I am jealous of those cute couples that work together in the kitchen. You know the ones that always have the amazing how to photos while one person cooks and the other snaps away. I will never have cute how to pictures featuring me in an apron for two reasons. One, my boyfriend still thinks it's weird when he comes home from work to find me snapping pictures of the evenings meal in my pajama bottoms on the deck in the back yard. Two, he is not a foodie. We are still working on a 12 step program for him now that we don't have an entire shelf in the pantry devoted to shells and Velveeta.
So, when the idea for savory waffles popped into my head as I looked at all the leftovers from that smoked pork I had to be sneaky about going about it. Where I know that barbecue and cornbread are a match like Olympic swimmers and Speedos, I also know convincing my boyfriend that a waffle can be a savory and amazing thing not needing a ton of syrup is about darn near impossible.
Yes, I may have had an epic fat kid moment by waiting until Handsome left for work early one morning to make myself cornbread waffle pulled porkwiches and I may have hidden all evidence of the existence of such thing from him... and I may have really enjoyed it all a little too much. Hey, you can have your chocolate ice cream, give me the meat.
The pulled pork tucked in between the savory cornmeal waffles really goes a long way. The extra bonus of the corn and scallions makes this recipe pop. The bonus, this recipe really is as easy or complicated as you want to make it.
Pulled Pork Cornbread Waffles
- 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
- 1 ¼ cup milk
- 2 tbs butter, melted and cooled
- 2 egg
- ¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 -2 cups pulled pork
- ½ cup barbecue sauce *optional
- 1 ear of corn, grilled
- ¼ cup scallions, diced
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a metal wire rack; set aside.
Preheat waffle iron. Following the directions on the box of Jiffy cornbread, mix the cornbread mix, milk, butter, eggs and cheddar cheese together. Spray waffle iron with non stick cooking spray and prepare waffles as directions indicate for your waffle iron or until they are crisp and cooked through. Place waffles on prepared baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm.
Reheat your pulled pork with additional barbecue sauce if desired.
Slice the kernels off of the corn and stir in the scallions.
Remove the waffles from the oven and layer with pulled pork. Sprinkle with corn and scallion mixture. Serve with additional barbecue sauce to taste.
Oh my goodness...these look amazing. And why do guys love Velvetta shells and cheese so much? This I will never understand.
Belinda @zomppa says
I'm a huge fan of chicken and waffles, so why not pulled pork? Brilliant! I get you about the photos...folks just know when we go out to eat, step back and don't touch until I've snapped it!
WHOA! Talk about a gorgeous dinner. Has everything I love, waffles and pulled pork haha.
Ali @ Gimme Some Oven says
Oh my goodness -- these look amazingly decadent! My kind of sweet + savory! 🙂
Anita at Hungry Couple says
I agree that it's easy to get jealous but I try to keep in mind what I do have instead of what I don't. I don't know about the "cute couple in the kitchen" bit but I do have a foodie supportive partner in the blog and all the bits and pieces that go along with it. As a matter of fact, the blog began as a way for us to have something in common. 🙂
amanda @ fake ginger says
If my husband ever offered to take step-by-step photos of me creaming butter and whisking eggs I'd tell him to eff off. I just can't handle it.
I love these waffles so much. You just can't beat a Jiffy mix.
Holy Moly..these are out of this world!! I'm going to have try them ASAP! That said..my guy cooks a little, but for the most part, he's not home or asleep when I take photos, so no extra set of hands to pull the fork of pasta up, or dip the chip etc, for the photo.
Savory waffles have been on my to-cook list for quite a while. I absolutely love this idea and the photo is delicious!
My family would absolutely love your savory waffles and they would also love sharing a big bowl of processed mac-n-cheese with your Handsome.
nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says
I am JEALOUS of these waffles.
we didn't get to go to waffle house and now these... are you trying to kill me!?!?!?
Sharlene Thomas says
This is delicious! I know it 'cause I can SEE it! Oh, yes, knowing what the two taste like, it's just second nature to know how they would taste, combined. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Never thought of the porch for snapping food photos. DUH! Thanks for the heads up. (I have camera lights set up for my shots.)
Rachael Abel says
Dang girl, that looks great! I hate to say it, but my hubs and I do cook in the kitchen together and it's probably pretty cute...lol. BUT we don't do how to photos together because he's camera handicapped 🙂
kimberly (unrivaledkitch) says
whoa Kita that's super intense. I need a waffle iron asap
Megan @ MegGoesNomNom says
Oh boy, this is an epically awesome idea. My man would adore this though he also is also not the type to help cook and blog a meal in the kitchen! Cute post.
Oh my word these look amazing!