Cheese & Jalapeno Waffles

Cheese & Jalapeno Waffles

Cheese and Jalapeno Waffles

Fried chicken and waffles are no doubt synonymous with the American South, but may have had their origins elsewhere. There are some who theorise the Dutch immigrants brought over waffle makers in the 1600’s and that the popularity spread nationwide from Pennsylvania.

However, the first time the dish was on a menu was in 1938 at Wells’ Supper Club in Harlem, which has since closed, but the dish is still highly regarded, and a brunch favourite in many restaurants, and it’s not difficult to realise why. The slightly sweet waffle, and the crunchy salty chicken with the slightly sweet bitterness of maple syrup is an absolute family favourite and I hope this waffle recipe may encourage you to try it for the first time if you haven’t before. 

These spicy waffles also go really well with bacon and egg, so make your own waffle dishes and tag us on Twitter or Instagram. We love to see your creations!

Camilla

@Cilly_Gram 

Ingredients

Method 

1. Heat the waffle maker according to instructions.

2. Mix the flour and bicarbonate with salt and pepper.  

3. Stir in the grated cheese then make a well in the middle. 

4. Crack the eggs into the well, along with the melted butter and mix well with a balloon whisk, slowly adding the milk until you get a smooth, thick batter. 

5. Spoon the mixture into your waffle maker and add your preferred amount of candied jalapeños rings before closing the lid. 

6. They will cook in around 5 minutes, and if you’re making a batch, keep your waffles warm in the oven until serving. 

7. Plate up your waffle, top with your fried chicken, some softened butter and a drizzle of maple syrup, or for added piquancy, a spoonful of Hot Relish! 

 

Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

Our good friend Julian @pizzaislovely on Instagram has made the most wonderful recipe for Vegan Fried Chicken (VFC). People are going crazy for it - seriously. He really gave his VFC an extra twist by adding our Red Candied Jalapenos, which is pretty cool. Why don't you try it for yourself? The full recipe is here:

 

You can stock up on your Red Candied Jalapenos for this recipe below.

Haynes Candied Jalapenos® Red

£4.99 inc. VAT

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  • SWEET & SPICY – Our Candied Jalapenos are not your ordinary Jalapenos.  They are “Sweet with a little Heat”.  Due to the cooking process they start off SWEET and finish with an afterburn of HEAT!  If you like the Green Candied Jalapenos you will love the Red.  Ripened for longer, you can really taste the sunshine.
  • THE PERFECT SERVING SUGGESTION – Spice up your canapés.  Just add soft cheese to a Ritz cracker and the secret ingredient (one or two Candied Jalapenos) for instant, bite-sized amazing treats!
  • HOW TO USE – Perfect with Cheeses, Baked Camembert, Burgers, Pizzas, Nachos, Tacos, Eggs, Omelettes, Humus, Loaded Fries, Jacket Potatoes, Salads, Sandwiches. Get Creative!
  • WARNING:  These little beauties are GOBSMACKINGLY DELICIOUS.  Once the first jar is cracked open, we cannot be held responsible for the FLAVOUR STORM that will follow.  
  • ALL NATURAL & VEGAN FRIENDLY – Our products add flavour to any meal and are free of all nasties (nothing but the good stuff)
Romantic Breakfast

Romantic Breakfast

Whether you make grand gestures for your partner, or buy them little surprises throughout the year when they least expect it, you can’t beat breakfast in bed to show your loved one how much you really care. For all the singletons (yep, that’s me also), make this for yourself because you deserve a treat! So I’ve made a lip-smacking breakfast which will make sure you begin the day with rush of endorphins using sun-ripened red candied jalapeños. 

Ingredients

Method

  1. Defrost the hash brown (use two for a bigger heart) and mush into one ball. Shape into a heart. 
  2. Add the oil to a medium sized pan and cook the sausage patty from frozen, as per the instructions.
  3. Add the hash brown to the pan and cook through for 8-9 minutes, turning halfway through.
  4. Toast the English muffin and spread with cream cheese.
  5. Add the candied jalapeño Red Rings to the cream cheese.
  6. Fry the egg.
  7. Assemble all the ingredients and serve immediately.

There’s nothing better than feeding the people you love, so really spice up your weekend with some gorgeous red rings that brings the sweet and a little heat to any breakfast!

Camilla 

There’s Nothing Like Stuffing

There’s Nothing Like Stuffing

Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing

Plenty of us will be peeling potatoes and prepping for a big roast dinner this festive season, so why not add something extra to your meal with a few simple suggestions and a delicious stuffing recipe.

- Add some Haynes Gourmet Cranberry Sauce to your gravy, which brings a perfectly mellow sweetness and a little extra spice.

- Glaze your chicken or turkey with the syrup from the Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

- Dress the carrots with melted butter, chopped Haynes Gourmet Green Rings and syrup and a squeeze of fresh orange.

For the stuffing, I used gluten free sourdough, but feel free to use your bread of choice. If you are vegetarian, simply omit the pancetta. The other flavours will work just as well on their own.

 

As usual, let us know what dishes you have been creating with your Haynes Gourmet products, so we can share them. Tag us @HaynesGourmet and sign up to the newsletter if you haven’t already.

I’ll be back in the new year with some new ideas and recipes.

Camilla

@Cilly_Gram

Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 115g Smoked Pancetta
  • 60g Butter
  • 1 & 1/2 Onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Sage
  • 1 Orange
  • 150g Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 35g Hazelnuts (no skin)
  • 1 Egg, beaten

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4.

  2. Toast hazelnuts for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave to cool.

  3. Heat a large frying pan and add the pancetta. Cook for 2-3 minutes and set pancetta to one side.

  4. In the same pan, add the butter, onions and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Remove from the heat and add to the pancetta. Leave to cool.

  6. Crush the hazelnuts in a pestle and mortar or roughly chop.

  7. Finely slice sage leaves.

  8. Roughly chop 1/2 jar of Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

  9. Add Red Rings, hazelnuts, orange zest, breadcrumbs and sage to pancetta/onion mix and stir.

  10. Add a squeeze of fresh orange juice and as much beaten egg to bind the mixture without it being sloppy.

  11. Shape into balls (6-8), place into the roasting tin and cook for 30 minutes.

SPICY PEACH MARGARITA

SPICY PEACH MARGARITA

Spicy Peach Margarita

Ingredients

Method

  1. Slice a wedge of peach and put aside for garnish.

  2. Place peaches in boiling water for 20 seconds or until the skin breaks.

  3. Plunge peaches into ice water and then peel off the skin.

  4. Remove stones and blend peach flesh into a puree.

  5. Add the Red Rings, some ice, Tequila and Triple Sec and blend. 

  6. Rub a Haynes Gourmet Red Ring around the rim of the glass.

  7. Dip the rim in a mixture of salt and sugar (or just salt).

  8. Pour the blended peach mixture, garnish and serve.

SPICY PALOMA

SPICY PALOMA

Spicy Paloma

Ingredients

  • 50ml Tequila

  • 60ml Pink Grapefruit juice

  • 5 Haynes Gourmet Red Rings

  • 1 dash soda water

  • 1 Lime

  • 1 Grapefruit wedge

  • Sea salt

 

Method

  1. Rub a Haynes Gourmet Red Ring around the rim of the glass.

  2. Dip the glass rim in sea salt.

  3. Fill the glass with ice.

  4. Add the tequila (or vodka).

  5. Finely chop and add the Red Rings.

  6.  Add the grapefruit juice.

  7. Top with soda water and stir.

  8. Add your garnish and serve.