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Garlic Bread Waffles Are The 3-Step Snack You Need To Try

Garlic bread beside garlic bread waffles
Garlic bread beside garlic bread waffles - Static media / Shutterstock / Getty

Waffle makers are essentially double-sided griddles with ridges that will cook and toast batter while imparting the characteristic crosshatch of grooves that trap syrup so perfectly. That said, waffle makers can transform more than just batter into waffles. Garlic bread waffles are the latest trend demonstrated by TikTokers.

All it takes is three simple steps to create a delicious cheese-stuffed garlic bread waffle. The first step is to use a finger or butter knife to hollow out a crevice through the center of a thick slice of bread. Then, place your choice of cheese within the newly formed crevice. The third step is brushing the top of the roll with garlic and herb butter before placing it in the waffle maker. The result is a garlicky, buttery waffle with a gooey melted cheese center.

Of course, you can use any type of bread and cheese you desire. Even simple white sandwich bread and shredded mozzarella cheese can do the trick when arranged in layers, as the waffle iron will seal the edges. Consider cutting circular rounds out of three bread slices to build a triple-decker garlic bread stack right on the waffle iron. Spread garlic butter on both sides of each round and layer the bread with a handful of shredded cheese, then close the iron and toast for a few minutes.

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Garlic Bread Waffles As Snacks, Sides, Or Meals

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herb infused waffle bites - Ahanov Michael/Shutterstock

It only takes a few minutes to whip up a cheesy garlic bread waffle for the most delicious snack, and you can dress it up with dipping sauces and garnishes. You can draw inspiration from classic garlic bread accompaniments like a marinara dipping sauce. Garnishes like fresh chopped parsley or basil, a drizzle of balsamic reduction, or a sprinkling of parmesan cheese would enhance the savoriness of garlic bread waffles. Since these are essentially garlicky grilled cheese sandwiches, you can also serve them alongside a cup of tomato soup.

If you want to get even more elaborate, you could add additional ingredients like caramelized onions, olive tapenade, or pepperoni cups to the cheesy filling. You can also adjust the flavor profile by choosing different types of cheese and bread. For example, you could swap mozzarella for spicy pepper jack cheese and Hawaiian rolls for Tex-Mex cornbread muffins, using zesty cilantro and jalapeno garlic butter to create a Southwestern-inspired garlic bread waffle. For a tasty take on a classic muffuletta, you could brush garlic-infused olive oil over sandwich bread and use smoky provolone and salami as the stuffing to serve with pickled giardiniera and olives.

Read the original article on Tasting Table.