This isn’t your typical recipe and I have photos below to prove it! Haha! I decided to do a nice spin on Fried Chicken + Waffles since I’m not eating any meat, besides seafood on occasion. Lobster, which I haven’t had in forever, was the first thing that came to mind, simply because of its great flavor profile. It’s not bland, yet its natural flavor is subtle enough to soak in the external flavor of anything that it is dressed in very well. Definitely knocked this dish out of the ball park with this addition!
However, the excitement really came once my Belgian Waffle maker arrived in the mail from Amazon! Yes, I know, I’ve procrastinated on purchasing this for so long, but I finally did! So I got a chance to make Belgian Waffles for the first time, and like anything else, homemade is best, Ya’ll! It’s super easy to make and it takes about 4 1/2 minutes with each waffle on medium heat (at least for the Osters Waffle Maker that I purchased). Be warned that these waffles are thick! I couldn’t finish both my waffles, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and maybe you can manage a full plate unlike myself. Lastly, add a little fresh fruit on top and maple syrup and you’ve got yourself a real treat!
Belgian Waffles Fun Facts:
- The Belgian waffle made its first American appearance at the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle.
- But it was at the 1964-65 World’s Fair hosted in Queens, N.Y that Belgian native. Maurice Vermersch and his family made the waffle’s popularity skyrocket.
- Originally served two ways: the traditional fashion (plain) and with a slight embellishment of freshly whipped cream and just-sliced strawberries (as shown above, minus the bling).
- Also known as the Brussels waffles (which is the only version accepted in Belgium).
There you have it!
Be sure to scroll further down for recipe in case you’d like to give it a GO!
2 Eggs + 1 cup of Bread crumbs for outer coating.
Add 1 Tablespoon of Garlic powder, Paprika, Dried Parsley, and 1 Teaspoon of salt to beat eggs.
Dip each Lobster tail in egg and then bread crumbs and let bake in the oven (425 degrees Fahrenheit) for 10-15 minutes.
- 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose flour
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 2 Tbsps sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- a pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups cups milk (I used evaporated milk)
- 1/2 cup cooking oil
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of cinnamon
Preheat your waffle maker on desired level of heat.
Mix together the dry ingredients in a Medium bowl.
Add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Mix until batter forms.
Once waffle maker is fully heated, pour 3/4 cup batter onto hot waffle griddle and cook according to waffle maker instructions (will vary depending on appliance).
Top with fresh fruit, Lobster tails, and maple syrup. Serve immediately.
Wallah! Bon Appetite.