Strange Waffles: Eleven’s Squid Ink Waffles with Crisp CalamariAugust 19, 2016
Unless you live under a rock (which I highly doubt, since you’re reading this article) you’ve probably heard of the new web show, Stranger Things. The show is a food inspiration gold mine, it’s easy to fantasize gorging on canned Snack Pack chocolate pudding or diner style burgers with coke while watching this show. Despite the several hunger-inducing food items on this series, these all come second to Eleven’s favorite: Eggo Waffles. But instead of having traditional waffles, turn it upside down, throw in some squid ink and Demogorgon arms and legs—I mean, calamari and kimchi—into the mix. Our squid ink waffles may not scare you into the upside down, but what better dish to enjoy while speculating the fate of Eleven or why Hopper left her waffles, than a plate of these? Share your theories with us, we’d love to find out what you guys think!
Squid Ink Waffles with Crisp Calamari
Yield: 2–3 servings
Time: 30 minutes (15 min prep / 15 min cooking)
Ingredients: Squid Ink Waffle
- 1 cup flour
- 4 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- 1 egg, separated
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup water
- ½ tbsp squid ink
- 100g squid tentacles
- 1 cup cornstarch
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp kimchi, chopped
- ½ piece lemon, juiced
- Heat up your waffle iron to medium setting.
- In a medium sized bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir together.
- Add egg yolk and water to flour mixture and combine.
- Combine the melted butter, squid ink, and canola, oil to the mixture.
- In a small bowl, beat your egg white until fluffy and fold into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the heated waffle iron and close. Once the timer or cooked light comes on, set aside.
- Season squid tentacles with salt and pepper.
- Drench the tentacles in cornstarch and coat well. Fry until desired crispiness and set aside.
- Mix chopped kimchi, lemon juice, and mayo to be used as a sauce.
- To assemble, top the cooked squid ink waffle with fried calamari and kimchi-mayonnaise.