Something momentous happened this bank holiday weekend; we finally got a waffle maker. There are 4 awesome things about this:
1. This delicious cheesy courgette waffle recipe.
2. The fact it coincided with National Waffle Day
3. It helped us survive our first weekend with no kitchen at all
4. It means I have an amazing prize for you. Keep reading, I’ll get to that.
Fresh from the waffle maker, these courgette waffles are filled with tiny pockets of molten cheese. They’re amazing dipped in tzatziki, harissa or pretty much any sauce, I swear that’s what the dents in waffles were made for.
I love these cheesy courgette waffles as a snack but they’re a really easy side dish too. Make a batch and freeze some to have on hand whenever you need them. That’s always.
It’s been a long time since I saw Matt so excited about a kitchen appliance! We may have only had the waffle maker for a single weekend but we’ve managed to put a ridiculous number of things in it so far.
If you don’t own a waffle maker, I’m about to tell you why you need one and how I might be able to help you with that. Here’s a segment I like to call…
Things to put in a waffle maker
“Has this food blogger no shame?!” No. Reheating leftover pizza in a waffle maker is a game changer, trust me. Just place two slices of pizza on top of each other, crust out and put it in the waffle press. The result is a crispy calzone. Thank you Matt for the things you learnt during your bachelor days.
-Chocolate Chip Brioche Dough
Got a brioche emergency? The waffle maker will sort that out in 4 minutes flat. The chocolate chips caught a little, but I’m fine with that.
I’ve been making falafel with this recipe for 3 years but this is my first ‘fawaffle’ experience. I’ll be making it this way again.
Holy mother of cheese, this was amazing. Crispy, salty halloumi was made for waffling.
-Actual waffle batter
Surprisingly, these came bottom of the charts. I’m blaming the batter recipe and hoping to try another soon. Do you have a favourite mix?
So, what’s the waffley amazing prize? I’m collaborating with Hilton Garden Inn to bring one of you the ultimate waffle experience.
If you’ve stayed in a Hilton Garden Inn before you will know that they are famous for their signature waffles. The same recipe is served in all 668 of their hotels worldwide. They’ve decided to start an annual #WaffleDayChallenge to give more people the opportunity to try the food they are famous for.
One of you will have the chance to win a Day Hamper of your very own and a two night stay in any Hilton Garden Inn worldwide. So you get all the goodies to make your own waffles at home, the perfect opportunity to try out my courgette waffles and then the chance to try Hilton Garden Inn’s famous waffles. That’s a lot of waffles for one lucky reader!
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Good luck! Whilst you’re waiting for the winner to be drawn, I really think you should try this recipe out. If you don’t have a waffle maker, they’ll still be awesome cooked in a skillet or frying pan as fritters. I promise!
- 350g Courgette
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Plain flour
- 75g Cheese, grated
- 2 Spring onions, finely sliced
- Grate the courgette and place in a bowl with the salt. Mix together and set aside for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes the courgette will have released some of it's moisture. Place the courgette in a clean tea towel and squeeze out the remaining liquid.
- In a clean bowl, whisk together the egg and flour.
- Add the cheese, spring onion and courgette then season and stir to combine.
- Add a heaped tablespoon of batter to each waffle slot and cook for 5 minutes, or until the waffles are cooked through and the outer edges are a golden brown.
Try experimenting with the batter mix. Chilli flakes, paprika, mint, pesto or harissa would instantly change the flavour.