Martha cited this recipe from Donn Chappellet as one of her favorite breakfasts. The egg whites cause the waffles to puff up and then fall quickly, so serve each piece as it finishes cooking.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat a waffle iron on the highest setting. Mix together yolks, flour, sour cream, cornmeal, and baking soda. Stir in buttermilk, 1/2 cup at a time. Stir butter into batter (do not overmix).

  • Beat whites with a mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Stir half into batter. Gently fold in remaining whites with a rubber spatula.

  • Coat waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour a heaping cup batter into center of waffle iron (batter should spread to edges without overflowing). Close lid, and cook until waffle is golden and crisp, about 6 minutes.

  • Remove waffle from iron. Quickly toss between your hands to release steam and help retain crispness, and serve. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Notes

Serve warm waffles with butter, maple syrup, and raspberries.

Reviews (6)

30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Traditional food, love them, It is in between a crepe and pancake for me.
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sewfrazzleddonna: You add the egg yolks in Step 1 "Mix together yolks, flour, sour cream, cornmeal, and baking soda." Poor girl, you must really be frazzled!
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This is my favorite waffle recipe. YUMMM! Easy to make. Crisp on the outside and soft, creamy on the inside.
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I agree. Definitely not wowed. I was interested in trying them, being lured by the crunch of the corn meal. They were interesting, but not worth keeping as my go-to waffle recipe.
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I made these and I was not wowed by them. They weren't awful, but just not as good as mine. You can see my results here
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when do you add the 2 egg yolks?