Like pancakes, waffles are usually a sweet breakfast item, but here we make a savory version by adding shredded Irish cheddar cheese. These are a great stand-in for bread in a breakfast BLT, served with buttermilk fried chicken, or smothered with creamed turkey.
What to buy: Irish cheddar, often labeled Kerrygold or Dubliner, is an aged cow’s-milk cheese that has the sharpness of cheddar combined with the hard, crumbly texture of Parmesan. You can find it in the dairy section of most well-stocked grocery stores or online.
Game plan: You can make the waffles ahead of time and refrigerate them for up to 24 hours or freeze them for up to 1 month. To reheat, toast in a 325°F oven directly on the rack until warmed through, about 5 to 7 minutes.