How to Make ‘Portable’ Eggs in a Waffle Iron
Very rarely do my husband and I ever have the chance to get away and stay the night in a hotel, but in the past when we did, we always looked for a hotel that offered breakfast- specifically a waffle station.
I'm not a big breakfast eater, but I am a sucker for waffles and so I was really happy and surprised when my husband gifted me with a waffle maker for Christmas. I mean, we literally ate waffles every day for about a month until I became waffled-out. I didn't want my waffle maker to just sit an collect dust, so I started experimenting with other things that I could make in it and one of my creations went over really well with my son- eggs in the waffle maker. Yes, eggs.
I have a three-year-old who is always on the go and who very rarely sits down to eat an entire meal and so I'm always trying to find ways to get food into his little body when I can, however I can.
Introducing portable eggs that aren't hardboiled! These are amazing because I can give them to John to eat in his car seat and he does!
If you've got a waffle maker, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to make these little delights. First, you'll need to grab three eggs, some cheese, and whatever you want for filling. It was just before grocery shopping day when I made mine, and so I used what I had- leftover sausage, onion, and a couple types of cheese.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and add a dash of milk or chicken broth and then whisk.
Preheat your waffle maker and while that's doing its thing, chop up your stir-in-ingredients, add them to the bowl of eggs and then mix well. I have to point this out- I asked my little boy to grab a fork and he came back with this contraption and was just too excited to help me use. It was tough, but John giggled a lot, so it was worth the struggle.
Eggs are delicate and cook pretty fast, so you'll want to set your waffle maker on the low setting and spray it well with cooking spray.
Pour in the egg mixture, closed the lid, let the eggs sit for a couple of seconds (so they'll set a little and not ooze out), and then flip the waffle maker and watch for the ready light to turn green. You might discover that you need to let the eggs cook a little longer. If so, flip the waffle maker and cook for a few more minutes. Do this until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
When the eggs are done, carefully remove them from waffle maker and let cool for about a minute and that's it- you've got eggs that you can literally hand off to the kids, or hold in one hand while you get things done with the other hand.