Breakfast Waffle Quesadillas

Sunday 21 January 2018

One of my favourite pieces of kitchen equipment is my waffle maker.  I have a heart shaped one that I use a lot, I also have one that does waffle fingers.  That one I use mostly for, well . . .  waffles, but the larger one, I use for all sorts.  A waffle maker is a very handy piece of kit to have!

Grilled sandwiches are really nice done in a waffle iron . . .  you get all of those lovely crispy crevices to enjoy.  I love crispy cheese.   You can do potato waffles in them, and all sorts.  Today I made breakfast quesadillas in them and they turned out fabulous!

They are really very easy to do.  First you scramble some eggs.  I like to add a bit of chopped onion and bell pepper to mine, both for colour and for flavour and crunch!

Next you will want some crisp streaky bacon, or you could even use sliced ham if bacon isn't your thing, or sliced cooked sausages . . . or you could leave meat out of them all together.

You  then just layer everything in your waffle iron  . . .  first a tortilla, and a bit of cheese.  I like to use a grated four cheese blend . . .

Top that with some of the scrambled egg and some slices of bacon and a generous portion of cheese, finally placing another tortilla on top . . .

Press your waffle iron shut, or as shut as you can get it.  It won't shut all the way, but that's okay.  You just want it shut enough to start toasting the tortillas and melting the cheese  . . .

Once they are done you can cut them into quarters and serve them with your favourite quesadilla toppings. Guacamole . . .  sour cream  . . .  tomato salsa . . . all work beautifully! 

*Breakfast Waffle Quesadillas*
Serves 4
I love stretching the limitations of my waffle maker and this is one of the most delicious ways yet!  Scrumptious! 

6 large free range eggs
60ml milk (1/4 cup)
4 TBS each finely chopped red, green and yellow pepper
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
salt, black pepper and pepper sauce to taste
180g grated four cheese blend (1 1/2 cups)
6 slices streaky bacon cooked
4 (8-inch wheat tortillas)
butter or cooking spray

To serve:
guacamole, sour cream, salsa, etc. as desired

Melt a knob of butter in a nonstick skillet.  Beat the eggs together with the milk, onions, peppers, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce.  Scramble them in the non-stick skillet, until cooked through.

Brush one side of each tortilla with some butter or spritz with cooking spray.  Heat your waffle iron according to the manufacturers instructions.  Place one tortilla onto the bottom of the waffle iron, buttered side down. Top with a bit of cheese.  Spread half of the scrambled egg over top and lay 3 of the slices of streaky bacon on top.  Top with more cheese and another tortilla buttered side up.  Close the waffle iron and toast until golden and the cheese is melted.  Keep warm in the oven and repeat with the remaining ingredients. Cut both into quarters and serve with your favourite quesadilla toppings or fixings.

These are really, really good.  Crispy and delicious and very moreish.  I baked some hash brown wedges to go along with them.  This made for a really, really nice meal.  Great for a weekend breakfast when you want to pull the stops out a tiny bit!  Bon Appetit! 


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