Food Recipes Cheesy Chive Waffles With Fried Eggs 5.0 (2) 2 Reviews Breakfast for dinner, but make it savory. By Marianne Williams Marianne Williams Marianne has been writing and testing recipes in the test kitchens for Dotdash Meredith since 2016. She studied at the International Culinary Center, in New York, and the International School of Italian Cuisine, in Italy, under highly esteemed chefs and graduated in 2015. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Published on November 29, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Greg DuPree Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts No syrup or berries to see here—these hearty, savory waffles are packed with cheese and flecked with flavorful chives. And they come together quickly to boot. A simple waffle batter gets a handful of nutty gruyere cheese, or even cheddar if that's what's in your cheese drawer. The outcome is crispy, golden waffles topped with a fried egg and peppery watercress or arugula. A lemon-spiked mayonnaise brings it all together, adding a bright richness to every plate. Ingredients ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 2 tsp. fresh juice (from 1 lemon) 1.50 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 ⅓ cups whole milk 5 large eggs 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, melted 4 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 1 cup) ¼ cup chopped fresh chives, divided Cooking spray 2 cups torn watercress or arugula Directions Preheat oven to 200°F. Combine mayonnaise, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Refrigerate until serving. Whisk flour, baking powder, and ¾ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Whisk milk and 1 egg in a medium bowl. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir until just combined. Stir in melted butter, then cheese and 2 tablespoons chives. Preheat a waffle iron. Coat with cooking spray and add 1 scant cup of batter. Cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Place cooked waffle on a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack. Keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining batter to make 4 waffles. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium. Crack remaining 4 eggs into skillet; cook until whites are opaque, about 1½ minutes. Transfer eggs to a plate and sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Serve waffles with eggs and watercress. Dollop mayonnaise mixture on waffles and top with remaining 2 tablespoons chives. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 671 Calories 45g Fat 41g Carbs 24g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 671 % Daily Value * Total Fat 45g 58% Saturated Fat 21g 105% Cholesterol 322mg 107% Total Carbohydrate 41g 15% Dietary Fiber 1g 4% Total Sugars 5g Protein 24g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.