Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches with Cheese and Herb Waffle Toast

Yields 4

Prep Time 20 min

Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

    For the Waffles

    • 2 eggs (separated)2 cups flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or add 1 tsp of lemon juice to regular milk and let it sit for 5 min)
    • 2 Tbsp melted butter
    • 1/4 cup of green onion, chopped
    • 3/4 cup of grated cheese (I used Tillamook White Cheddar - so good!)

    For the Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich

    • 8 Waffles
    • 8 pieces of lettuce
    • 4 large tomato slices or the equivalent
    • Salt and Pepper
    • 12-16 slices of crisp bacon
    • Mayonnaise (or my favorite...I combine mayonnaise with some whole grain mustard; approximately 2 Tbsp of Mayo combined with 1 tsp of mustard)
    • Basil leaves for garnish

    Directions

      To Make the Waffles:

      1. Beat the egg whites until just firm; set aside.
      2. Add all the dry ingredients to a clean mixing bowl; whisk to combine.
      3. Beat the egg yolks and add them to the milk.
      4. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry onesl
      5. Add melted butter and beat on low until just combined.
      6. Ad the shredded cheese and the green onion and mix in.
      7. Fold the egg whites into the mix and stir gently until just combined.
      8. Preheat your waffle iron. Add batter and cook according to manufacturers' directions.

      To Construct the Sandwich, layer the components in this order:

      1. One waffle
      2. Slice of lettuce
      3. Tomato slice (salt and pepper the tomato)
      4. Bacon
      5. Dab on some Mayonnaise
      6. Slice of lettuce
      7. Second waffle

      To serve, cut in half on the diagonal and skewer a basil leaf on each half.

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