Last week I had the pleasure of attending an early Thanksgiving feast at the Good Housekeeping offices here in New York City. From riding up the elevator with Gayle King (omg!) to the breathtaking views of Central Park (how do you guys get any work done?) to seeing the inner workings of how products get tested in order to earn the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal, it was a morning to remember.
The event was hosted by JCPenny and celebrity chef, Josh Capon, executive chef behind Lure Fishbar, B&B Wine Pub and El Toro Blanco in New York City and star of Spike TV’s Frankenfood. Josh is charming and a whiz in the kitchen, whipping up an incredible feast for us right before our eyes. I learned how to de-bone a turkey, whip up some stuffing and make a few sides to round out the meal. The best part, of course, was digging into the spread in the Good Housekeeping private dining room, which has also hosted meals for VIPs including the First Lady.
This is my first year hosting Thanksgiving as a newly minted American Citizen and I think I need to step up our game. We’ve got everything on stand-by for the main event but what about the next day? I have a feeling that the wine will be flowing and we’ll be in need of something hearty and savory come morning. The highlight of the recipes that Josh shared with us was by far the bacon, cheddar and scallion waffles. We had a lengthy discussion about all the things you could cook in a "1lIirsi" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">waffle iron - who knew that frozen shredded hash browns would become a crispy heavenly treat after a few minutes in a waffle iron?! I’m ordering one for our vacation stat.
This recipe is so easy to prepare and tastes heavenly. I highly recommend you give it a try.
Chef Josh Capon’s Bacon, Cheddar, and Scallion Waffle Recipe:
2 cups flour
¾ cup sugar
1 ½ tsb salt
3 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ cups milk
1 cup butter melted
2 oz crumbled bacon
2 ½ oz cheddar cheese grated
2 ½ oz scallions chopped
Pam or melted butter for the waffle press
Method of Prep
- Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl and mix with electric mixer.
- Separate the eggs and mix the yolks with the milk and melted butter and mix in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer.
- Whip the egg whites to a soft peak and set aside.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with an electric mixer.
- Fold in egg whites and bacon, cheese and scallion and mix gently.
- Cook in a hot well-seasoned waffle press. Place approximately 7 ounces of batter for each waffle.
NANCY DEANE is a former marketing and lifestyle maven now on her biggest project yet: raising twins in Manhattan. This Canadian via California girl enjoys exploring beauty, fashion, travel and design (for adults and kids alike) and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram as @toastncandy. Read all of Nancy’s posts.