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Jalapeño Cheddar Cornmeal Waffle

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornmeal Waffle

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornmeal Waffle

                                                                           Paired with OlyKraut, Smoke and Kale

*A delicious savory waffle recipe from our Spring 2015 Evergreen State College intern, Kotomi Yamamura*



  • Airclad waffle pan (or any waffle pan)
  • Cheese grater
  • Dry measuring cups
  • Wet measure cups
  • Medium sized bowl for wet ingredients
  • Medium sized bowl for dry ingredients
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Small plate

Ingredients Dry

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 4 Tablespoons diced jalapeño

Wet mix

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 Tablespoon bacon fat (set aside from cooking black forest bacon)


  • Fresh Salsa of choice
  • 1 Package of black forest bacon
  • 1 Jar of OlyKraut “Smoke and Kale”
  • ½ Bunch cilantro chopped
  • 4-5 eggs to be cooked sunny side up
  • Sliced jalapeño cut into decorative circles
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter

Stage one

1) Fry up all of the black forest bacon.  Put into an oven in a glass or oven safe container on the lowest temperature to keep warm. Leave aside a generous tablespoon of bacon fat, to be added into the recipe later.

2) In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a measuring cup measure out the milk and add to a medium sized bowl. Next, add the eggs, butter, and bacon fat; beat until completely combined.

3) Combine wet & dry ingredients.


Stage Two

1.     Pre-grate 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese

2.     Chop cilantro into bite sized pieces

3.     Cut jalapeño into decorative circles, with or without seeds.

4.     Gather the OlyKraut “Smoke and Kale” and salsa for easy access to place on top.

Stage Three

1)    Gather butter, eggs, spatula, and serving plate.

2)    Pre-heat your waffle iron

3)    Get the small plate and ¼ dry measuring cup and batter.

4)    Since each waffle iron is different, add the recommended amount of batter to the iron per your manufacture’s recommendation.

5)    Sprinkle the desired amount of minced jalapeño and shredded cheese and close the iron top and cook until the waffle is medium golden brown. Transfer the cooked waffle to a warm oven (200F) and repeat until you’ve cooked through the batter. Or serve fresh.

6)    If you decide to serve fresh begin frying the egg as soon as you close the waffle iron. Place the waffle on the serving plate, place two slices of bacon in a cross, place the fried egg on top and add other toppings to your liking.


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