The questions that keep us awake at night: Am I about to get canned? How am I going to tell her I spent the money for new minivan tires on a really sick crossbow? Is that lump under my armpit a gland or cancer? Will it waffle?
Well. Will it?! Daniel Shumski wanted to know as badly as the rest of us, and I guess we should all be grateful to him for uncovering the answer. Will it waffle? Yes. "It" being steak, pizza, apple pie, sweet potato gnocchi, cheese pierogis...throw just about anything over the peaks and valleys of that preheated nonstick bad boy and 3 to 7 minutes later, you'll have a plate brimming with the waffledness you always dreamed of.
Shumski's Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron isn't just a culinary novelty or a spiffy technique that happens to be delicious too, it's a way to give cooking enthusiasts "the bonus pleasure of doing something cool, fun, and vaguely nerdy." It also might be the only way to get your kids to eat something besides cornbread and Funyuns.
Will It Waffle? suggests that bacon in a waffle iron both reaches perfect crispness without burning, and leaves behind the exact right amount of fat to waffle a couple of eggs when it's done. The above photos of things that will definitely waffle include: Buffalo Chicken Puff Pastry Waffles with Blue Cheese; Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles; Waffled Egg Sandwich; and Waffled French Fries. Dude. I want all of them. So bad. I'd even eat them out of the trash George Costanza-style.