“Can you please put stuffing in the Waffle Baker, make stuffing waffles and report back?”
And it was as simple as that.
We have an email from my dear friend Rachel to thank for inspiring me to explore the ins and outs of leftover stuffing. While I had every intention of battering and frying my favorite Thanksgiving side dish, as it turns out, leftover stuffing makes for quite the crispy, yet tender waffle … just as long as you know a few tips and tricks for keeping the waffles moist. (Hint: Check out the recipe below!)
Keep that clean-out-the-fridge feast going by topping your stuffing waffles with a dollop of leftover cranberry sauce and a drizzle of leftover gravy. Stuck with leftover mashed potatoes too? Show those spare spuds some love with recipes for Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes and Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins.
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Leftover Stuffing Waffles
Yield: 2 waffles
- 4 cups crumbled leftover stuffing (See Kelly’s Notes)
- 2 large eggs
- Chicken broth or turkey stock, as needed
- Leftover cranberry sauce, for serving
- Leftover gravy, for serving
- Equipment: Waffle Baker
- Preheat the waffle baker and grease it with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir together the leftover stuffing and eggs. Add 1/4 cup of chicken broth and mix until well combined. Continue adding chicken broth as needed until the mixture is well-moistened.
- Scoop half of the stuffing mixture into the prepared waffle baker, spreading it evenly. (The stuffing will not spread or expand like regular waffle batter as it bakes, so it's important to arrange it in an even, thin layer.) Close the lid and let the waffle bake until golden brown and the egg is cooked throughout.
- Transfer the waffle to a serving plate then repeat the filling and baking process with the remaining stuffing. Serve the waffles with leftover cranberry sauce and warm leftover gravy.
- Kelly’s Notes:
- This recipe for leftover stuffing waffles works best with basic stuffings that don’t include large pieces of vegetables or meats such as sausage. It also helps to warm the stuffing slightly prior to mixing it with the eggs and broth so that the mixture is easier to stir.
- Don’t repeatedly open the waffle baker while the waffle is baking or it’ll lose it’s shape.
- Stuffing waffles take longer to cook than regular waffles, as the egg must be completely cooked throughout. Don't be afraid to let the waffle bake until it's golden brown and crispy.
Recipe by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste. Please do not reprint this recipe without my permission. If you'd like to feature this recipe on your site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link to this post as the original source.
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