I grew up outside of Atlanta (or HOTlanta, The ATL, A-Town, whatever you want to call it). Having lived in the South the vast majority of my life, I enjoy southern cooking. This means I heart things like creamed corn, fried chicken, hush puppies, pulled pork BBQ, pimento cheese, and, oh wait, fried anything. The things about southern cooking I do not heart are mushy vegetables, any gelatin salads, and most coleslaws.
Today, I would like to share a Great Southern Tradition, Chicken and Waffles. If you ever find yourself in the ATL, I recommend visiting Gladys and Rons Chicken and Waffles and trying the Midnight Train. Four glorious fried chicken wings with a waffle. Amazing.
I decided to recreate that moment for dinner-for-breakfast this week at American Idol night (see previous post for latkes). Instead of frying my own chicken, we cheated and purchased chicken tenders. But we made our own waffles! I decided to add some maple syrup into the waffle batter instead of sugar.