Like Breakfast? Enjoy Lunch? Love Dinner? Good, because with this popular menu phenomenon you can have all three on one plate. The concept behind this latest menu trend is not exactly new and it's nothing out of the ordinary. We have all had peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, fish and chips, Spaghetti and...you get the point. But, have you experienced this classic Southern Dish? Or is it Southern?
The interesting thing about this soul food staple is that while fried chicken is indisputably southern, chicken and waffles is not exactly southern in origin from what many people believe. Research shows that it became a duo on a late Summer night from a 1930’s jazz club in Los Angeles. Ever since, the growing popularity of chicken and waffles is most often attributed to the popular Los Angeles soul food chain, Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, founded in 1975.
Nowadays you would be hard pressed not to find chicken and waffles featured on any upscale brunch menu. So, is it Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner? Give this recipe a try and you decide.
SPICY MAPLE MAYO
4 3⁄ cups Mayonnaise
1 cup Syrup, pancake
3⁄ tsp. Cayenne pepper, ground
3 tbsp. Hot sauce
10 cups Water, cool (approx. 72°F)
4 Eggs, large, whole
1 cup Oil, vegetable
1 box Gold MedalTM Complete Buttermilk Pancake Mix (11827)
Chicken tenders, breaded, 1 oz. each, prepared
Bacon slices, cooked
Spicy Maple Mayo
1. Combine mayonnaise, pancake syrup, cayenne pepper and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. 2. Mix with rubber spatula until well combined; chill until ready to use.
1. Combine water, eggs and oil in a mixing bowl; mix using a wire whisk until well blended.
2. Add pancake mix; mix until well blended and smooth.
3. Deposit 6 oz. of batter onto a well-oiled, preheated waffle iron set at 375°-380°F.
4. Bake 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
1. Spread 3 Tbsp. of spicy mayo across waffle and add 4 warmed chicken tenders across half of the waffle.
2. Top with 2 bacon strips across; fold over and serve. Servings: 29 servings (1 serving = 1 waffle sandwich)