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Waffle Nachos with Smoked Cheese Sauce

Recipe sponsored by Old Croc Cheese

Ever since I first discovered the concept of totchos, I have been trying to figure out more foods that can replace chips in a nacho situation. I realized that waffles would fit the bill nicely and went from there. I made a smoky creamy cheese sauce with Old Croc Smoked Sharp Cheddar and added a little maple syrup to give a hint of classic waffles and syrup flavor. I topped these with some avocado and scallion for bright freshness, bacon to reinforce the smoke flavors, and sriracha for a kick!
You can use your favorite waffle recipe for this. I like ones that involve beaten egg whites to create a nice airy waffle that is crisp on the outside and tender and airy on the inside. Cut the waffles into chip shapes and bake them until crisp. Make the cheese sauce with lots of that Old Croc Smoked Cheddar Then pour it on the waffles in ample amounts. Top with avocado, bacon, scallions, and sriracha. Serve these to a large group of friends with a bunch of forks! The smoky cheese and bacon really go so well together and the sriracha give it a much needed kick!

Waffle Nachos with Smoked Cheese Sauce

  • Waffles
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 Eggs split into whites and yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • Cheese Sauce
  • 12 ounces Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 12 ounces Old Croc Smoked Sharp Cheddar grated
  • Toppings
  • Cooked Bacon
  • chopped avocado
  • Chopped Scallions
  • Sriracha

Instructions

    Waffles
    1. Preheat waffle iron. Preheat oven to 350.
    2. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the egg yolks, milk, and vegetable oil.
    3. Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the waffle mixture.
    4. Make your waffles according to the manufacturers instructions.
    5. Cut the waffles into chip shaped triangles. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until crispy, flipping once half way through.
    Cheese Sauce
    1. Whisk together the evaporated milk and corn starch in a large frying pan off the heat.
    2. Bring this mixture to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the maple syrup.
    3. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Turn the heat to low and bring the pan on and off the heat to warm very gently and allow the cheese to fully melt. If you heat too aggressively the sauce may separate.
    Build it
    1. Spread your waffles out on a platter and smother them with the cheese sauce.
    2. Add the bacon, avocado, scallions, sriracha, and more cheese sauce.
    3. Serve in the middle of a group of friends and give everyone a fork to dig in!