Around here it's considered spring when the little baskets of strawberries begin to arrive in our CSA
box. Normally, I eat them straight up, but in celebration of the first strawberries of the year I wanted to do something a little special. The weekend was coming up so I decided that waffles with strawberries were the answer.
To be honest, I don't make waffles very often. As we ate our breakfast we tried to remember the last time we'd even had waffles. Neither of us had any idea, but it was quite a while ago given the dust coat I had to wash off the waffle maker before using.
These waffles are the best! They are really light and the potato starch makes them crispy. Potato starch isn't a very common ingredient in recipes but is easily found in the supermarket. Around here it comes in a blue box similar to a cornstarch box and is in the same section in the store. Just be sure to by starch and not flour. If you can't find it, or don't want to make a special trip to the store, you can substitute corn starch. However, your waffles won't be quite as crispy and light as the potato starch version.
While they are sublime topped with fresh, sweet strawberries, they are also great topped with syrup or jam or whatever you love on a waffle. Feel free to mix additions into the batter before cooking. A favorite of ours is to add about 1/2 C of chopped pecans.
Our waffle maker is the old fashioned kind. It makes four square waffles. We ended up with about 12 of them. The extra waffles were kept in the fridge and reheated later in the toaster.
Light and Crispy Waffles
a Short Attention Span Girl original
1 C flour
2 T potato starch
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 T sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 C sour cream
3/4 C milk
7 T butter, melted
Preheat the waffle iron.
Stir together the dry ingredients.
Beat the egg whites until stiff.
Whisk together the egg yolks, sour cream, milk and butter.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry infredients and mix thoroughly to combine. Fold in the egg whites. Cook in a waffle iron until crispy and golden.
printable version - waffles.pdf