The teeny tiny small appliance I didn't know I needed!
This post may look like a paid advertisement for my new favorite small appliance, the mini waffle maker, but it's not. It's actually an update on my Gas Line Saga. In a quick update for any new readers, the gas for my building has been turned off due to a leak in the pipe supplying the building. It's not clear when we will have gas again. This unfortunate event precipitated my need to reexamine my policy of not buying any new small appliances. In addition to the air fryer, microwave and crock pot that I already owned I am the recipient of an induction burner, loaned to me by A, a friend of my goddaughter. A's building in Lower Manhattan had been without gas for four months last year and she just happened to have an almost new burner to lend. I am also the owner of an electric frying pan and the cute-as-a-button mini waffle maker.
After I got the news about the Gas Saga I gave myself a week to figure out what I needed. The item I decided I needed most was something to make eggs and pancakes that was no more complex than a small frying pan on the stove. About a day later I started to see "chaffles" all over Facebook, cooked in a mini waffle maker. For a nominal amount I bought one and started "chaffling."
The chaffle in its simplest form is a waffle made of cheese and egg and was created as a bread substitute for people who eat Keto. There are now a zillion variations that debate adding almond flour/coconut flour/stevia and on and on. It's low carb and the chaffle gets crispy. I don't think of it as bread, but as a crispy omelet. My basic recipe is one egg, a quarter of a cup of shredded cheese and a teaspoon of Kodiak pancake mix. I also make actual waffles with Kodiak pancake mix and they are quick, crispy and very tasty.
My first chaffle, made with Kodiak pancake mix and
topped with sour cream and strawberries.
Yes, chaffles can be cooked in a waffle iron, which if you're cooking for more than one person is the way to go. But for me and my mini kitchen, the mini waffle maker is perfect. Has anyone else jumped on the chaffle train?
Once the schools start it always seems like it should be autumn, but the weather in New York doesn't match up. It's still t-shirt time and today was 86 degrees. That is still summer for me. I'm getting back to my usual schedule and enjoyed Weight Watchers and my gym time.
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a great Thursday. A shout out to my blogger buddy Myra at Respice, Prospice with wishes for a very happy anniversary!