Although its long, long past due – I present to you the last recipe of waffle week that never came. It’s blueberry waffles topped with a saison strawberry compote. Where’s the beer? Well, we used Dog Ate My Homework, a blackberry saison by Brouwerij West. The color of this beer is an absolutely gorgeous purpley-maroon. There are light flavors of blackberry and it almost reminds me of a fruity wine. I’m convinced this beer was made to be cooked down and combined with strawberries for this exact recipe. I was afraid it would disappear behind the strawberries but instead, the flavors shined through to make an above average strawberry topping. This quick and easy recipe is sure to make any morning just a little bit brighter.
This recipe has no beer and no beer pairing. I know, it’s a travesty. But I have good reasoning. First off, it is a waffle (kind of) for waffle week so it’s still somewhat acceptable. Second, it’s the kind of meal you eat after a long night of beer drinking when you wake up with a dry mouth, pounding headache, and craving for something delicious. Since I went to the Great Divide anniversary party last night, I woke up in a fashion similar to what I just described – and this smoked salmon – latke waffle – benedict was just what I needed to hit the spot.
The third day of waffle week brings a somewhat healthier option: a salad. Yeah, and I even took a bite! Amazing… I know. I actually kind of liked it. But since I didn’t eat the whole thing, I invited some girlfriends over to make sure the recipe was sound – they both agreed it was quite tasty. Since I couldn’t just sit there while they ate, I chowed down on the basil/mint/feta waffle and some leftovers from the BLT-double-E. I think it was a win-win for all of us.
Oh yeah, and as for the name – it has two meanings. First, BMF = basil, mint, feta. Second = well, its three bad words. I realized this after coming up with the abbreviation for the ingredients and thought it was pretty awesome. Children may be reading this blog so I won’t spell it out but I’m sure you can figure it out.
I just about died when I bit into this BLT-double-E waffle sandwich. Maybe you can’t tell from the picture but there are actually fried eggs cooked into the waffle. That’s right, in the middle of each waffle, there is a precious little egg waiting to satisfy your every bite. Also on the sandwich, is lettuce. It is a BLT after all but if you’ve read my previous posts, you know I hate salad and I hate lettuce. I’ll bear through the green stuff though, if it’s on a bacon sandwich. The best part about this BLT-double-E, besides being so darn delicious, is that it’s flexible! Who says you even have to add lettuce? You could add avocado, more bacon, turkey, more bacon….you get the picture.