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Traditional Belgian Waffles

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  Eggs 4 , separated
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract/Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 4 Tablespoon, melted and cooled
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Melted butter/Melted margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon

In a medium-size bowl, beat egg whites just until stiff, moist peaks form; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine egg yolks, granulated sugar, and salt.
Beat yolk mixture until thick; blend in milk, vanilla, and the 4 tablespoons butter.
Continue beating while gradually adding flour; blend well.
Gently fold in beaten egg whites.
Place a seasoned Belgian waffle iron directly over medium-high heat, turning it over occasionally until water dripped inside sizzles (or preheat a standard waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions).
Open iron and brush grids lightly with melted butter.
Spoon 2/3 cup batter into Belgian iron (or recommended amount of batter into electric iron), spreading batter just to cover grids.
Close and turn Belgian waffle iron over every 30 seconds until waffle is richly browned (about 3 to 4 minutes); open iron during last 2 minutes to check for doneness. (Or bake according to manufacturer's directions for an electric waffle iron.)
Let cool slightly and dust with powdered sugar; top with whipped cream and strawberries, if you wish.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1598 Calories from Fat 790

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 89 g137.4%

Saturated Fat 49.1 g245.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1029.8 mg343.3%

Sodium 1350.3 mg56.3%

Total Carbohydrates 154 g51.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.5%

Sugars 58.6 g

Protein 46 g92%

Vitamin A 61.6% Vitamin C

Calcium 39.9% Iron 53.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Traditional Belgian Waffles Recipe