Whether it's for breakfast, brunch, or dinner - we think any time is a good time for waffles. Even better, this weekend you can get a head start on celebrating the start of the tool that made it easier for all of us to enjoy this delicious creation that is fluffy on the inside and perfectly toasted on the outside. This Monday, August 24th, commemorates the anniversary of the very first waffle iron patent and has therefore been deemed National Waffle Day!
It was back in 1869 when the patent was given to Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York. Even though waffles had already been around for a few hundred years, the creation of the waffle iron made waffles more readily available. Waffles were said to have originated around the 14th century when an anonymous husband penned the first waffle recipe for his wife. In 1911 General Electric introduced the first electric waffle iron. Today's popular frozen waffles as we know them got their start almost 70 years ago when Frank Dorsa’s Eggo Frozen Waffles were sold in supermarkets for the first time in 1953. Then in 1964, Belgian waffles made their debut at New York’s World Fair.
Looking for a few waffle-licious ideas to whip up this weekend? Check out these tasty recipes from the Food Network that will let you enjoy this carb favorite as a main meal, dessert, or midnight snack.