Big Brother Lemon Chive Waffles

Ingredients (14)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup slop, or 3/4 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, grated
  • crème fraîche, for serving
  • smoked salmon, for serving
  • caviar, for serving
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories235
  • Fat17.11g
  • Saturated fat1.74g
  • Trans fat0.06g
  • Carbs16.0g
  • Fiber0.62g
  • Sugar1.92g
  • Protein4.51g
  • Cholesterol43.15mg
  • Sodium197.78mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (7 servings) Powered by

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Big Brother Lemon Chive Waffles

Say you made a big batch of Big Brother slop (just go with it) —you might get tired of eating it in bowls, no matter what garnishes you’re piling on. So here’s a recipe for Lemon Chive Waffles that works in about a cup of slop (or call it oatmeal, if that’s more appealing). The waffles get a nutritional boost and a bit of texture, while remaining light and fluffy from the addition of whipped egg whites, and bright with lemon zest and juice. Topped off with thick, tangy crème fraîche, luscious smoked salmon, and briny pops of caviar, this is the most decadent way to work slop into your diet yet —and perfect for serving at your viewing party of the Big Brother Season 19 premiere (Wednesday, June 28 at 8/7Central)!

Get our Big Brother Slop recipe, and find another surprisingly delicious way to use it in our Big Brother Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies recipe.

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  1. 1In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, slop (or cooked oatmeal), baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  2. 2In another bowl, beat the egg yolks slightly. Stir in the buttermilk and canola oil. Add the egg yolk mixture all at once to the well in the dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
  3. 3In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. 4Gently fold the egg whites into the flour and egg yolk mixture, leaving a few fluffs of egg white. Do not overmix.
  5. 5Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and half of the chives.
  6. 6Heat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions and aggressively coat the cooking surfaces with cooking spray. Spoon the waffle batter into the waffle iron, making sure not to overfill it.
  7. 7Let the waffle cook for 90 seconds, flip the waffle iron (if your model flips), and cook for another 90 seconds, or until the waffle is golden brown.
  8. 8Top each waffle with a scoop of crème fraîche, smoked salmon slices, and caviar, and garnish with the remaining diced chives.
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