Mother’s Day waffle breakfast recipe: Celebrity chef says this is ‘best of both worlds’

Mother’s Day 2024 is arriving this weekend, which means millions of Americans are planning to celebrate their mothers in some special way.

For some, Mother’s Day means cooking a homemade meal, and maybe even serving breakfast in bed.

Robert Irvin, the Florida-based celebrity chef of “Restaurant: Impossible” fame, shared his recipe for Waffle Croque Madame on Fox News Digital and said it’s one of his favorite breakfasts.

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“It’s the best of both worlds. You get the sweetness of a waffle and the flavor of a ham and egg,” he said.

“It has a good balance of carbohydrates and protein, all in a classy little package with a fancy-sounding name.”

Chef Robert Irvin said the waffle recipe is a “best of both worlds” breakfast option for Mother’s Day. “You get the sweetness from the waffle and the flavor from the ham and eggs,” he said. (Chef Robert Irvine)

Irvine said Mother’s Day for him is about screaming breakfast in bed as a way to pamper someone who means so much to the whole family.

“It should start by offering her unique and delicious meals that aren’t part of the regular breakfast rotation at home,” he said.

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Introducing the recipe for Waffle Croque Madame.

Chef Robert Irvin’s Waffle Croque Madame

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Irvine’s Waffle Croque Madame includes eggs, ham, cheese and mustard. (Chef Robert Irvine)

Makes 4 servings

waffle ingredients

2 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 cups milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

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cheese sauce ingredients

1 stick of butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 quart whole milk

2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese

1 cup Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt and pepper taste

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Traditional Mother’s Day meals often include breakfast in bed for mothers. (St. Petersburg)

sandwich ingredients

1 pound thinly sliced ​​ham

4 tablespoons whole grain mustard

3 tablespoons grapeseed oil

4 eggs

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How to get to Waffle

1. Preheat your waffle iron.

2. Place the eggs in a bowl and use a hand mixer to mix for about 2 minutes until the eggs become whitish.

3. Add flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract and mix. Make sure all ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is smooth.

4. Spray the preheated waffle iron with nonstick spray and pour the mixture onto the waffle iron. Cook until golden brown.

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Chef Irvine shared his unique recipe on Fox News Digital on Mother’s Day this year. (Photo by Chef Robert Irvin/Paul Sirokman)

How to make cheese sauce

1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

2. Using a whisk, add the flour to the melted butter. Whisk until smooth and cook for about 9 minutes. The roux should turn light brown.

3. Using a whisk, slowly add the milk. The roux should thicken it.

4. Increase the heat and simmer gently for about 5 minutes.

5. Reduce heat to medium-low and add shredded cheddar, Parmesan, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper.

6. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.


How to serve

1. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, add the sliced ​​ham and let it warm for about 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. Add the grapeseed oil and crack the eggs into the skillet. Boil this for about 3 minutes. The egg whites should be completely cooked and the yolks should still be runny. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

3. Place the warmed waffle on the bottom of the plate.

4. Place the sliced ​​ham on top of the waffle and pour the cheese sauce over the ham. Top with boiled egg and whole grain mustard.

5. Enjoy!

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