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Smoked Pork Belly on a ‘Triple C’ Waffle (Cheddar, Chives & Cornmeal)

Published Aug 8th, 2017

Pork Belly Waffe RecipeWith its rich texture and flavor, pork belly continues to be popular with diners and home chefs alike. Combine it with a waffle made with cheddar, chives and cornmeal and you’ve created something fun and delicious that you and your family will love. And, be sure to watch for pork belly on restaurant menus for a rich treat.

Restaurants to try for pork belly or unique waffles?
Pork Belly Banh Mi – Double Dragon/Portland
Spicy Fried Chicken & Waffle – Deschutes/Portland

You can learn more about pork belly at Pork Belly 101.

INGREDIENTS

For the waffles:
1 cup   All-purpose flour
1 cup   Cornmeal
2 tsp   Baking powder
1 tsp   Baking soda
½ tsp   Kosher salt
¼ tsp   Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp   Ground black pepper
2 cups   Buttermilk
2 eggs Separated
2 Tbsp   Unsalted butter, melted
1 Tbsp   Honey
¾ cup   Sharp cheddar cheese
¼ cup   Fresh chopped chives

For Lime Crema:
1 cup Darigold Mexican Sour Crema
Juice of one lime

For the top:
4-½” Thick slices of Farmland Smoked Pork Belly
½ cup Reser’s Pico De Gallo
Coarse chopped cilantro and lime wedges to garnish

PROCEDURE

Waffle:
1. Preheat Belgian-style waffle iron until hot.
2. In a large bowl whisk together all dry ingredients (flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and both ground peppers)
3. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, egg yolks, melted butter and honey and stir together.
4. In a third small bowl, whip egg whites until they for soft peaks
5. Stir the buttermilk mixture with the dry ingredients until just incorporated
6. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter, then the cheddar and chives until just combined
7. Cover waffle iron grids with pan release spray and add about half the batter, spread as needed to cover grid. Cook as directed by iron instructions and hold warm as needed

Crema:
1. Combine sour cream and lime juice and place in squeeze bottle

Assembly:
1. While waffles are cooking, brown pork belly in a hot pan to crisp the edges
2. Crisscross waffle with 2 slices of pork belly, scoop ¼ cup salsa onto the center.
3. Drizzle a zigzag of crema over the entire top of the waffle and garnish with chopped cilantro and 2 lime wedges

Makes 2 waffles

-Recipe by Dan Horne-

Filed under: Must Haves | Recipes