Today, March 25, is known around the globe as International Waffle Day. While waffles may have been created in Europe, it wasn’t until these griddled cakes reached the shores of Harlem that it was discovered they could be wedded in matrimony to golden fried chicken. At Sweet Chick, restaurateur John Seymour, has mastered the art of pairing fried chicken with fluffy golden waffles. For International Waffle Day, he is sharing his signature recipe for serving up mouth-watering, Belgian-inspired waffles. And if you’re inspired, you too can enjoy them the way the Sweet Chick team does — with your favorite fried chicken on top.
- 10 Ounces flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 Cups milk
- 5 Ounces melted butter
- 4 egg whites
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
First combine flour, salt, and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
Add egg yolks, milk, and melted butter and whisk until combined (small lumps are OK).
In a separate bowl, whip egg whites to soft peak, and add sugar. Continue to whip to stiff peak.
Gently fold the egg whites in the waffle batter.
Pre-heat waffle iron and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour individual servings of batter of onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown.