Egg waffles are a popular street food in Hong Kong. The unique waffles look like bubble wrap and come out of a specially shaped waffle iron crisp on the outside and fluffy inside, with a sweet, eggy flavor. This was one of those foods that you really only saw when traveling to Hong Kong, and it was difficult to find the special pans anywhere else, but Nordic Ware has just introduced an Egg Waffle Pan at Williams Sonoma that will enable you to make these street food favorites at home.
The heavy duty, cast aluminum pan has two pieces that fold over to create the pockets for the waffles. Each piece of the pan – the top and the bottom – are actually heated on separate burners of the stove and then put together after you add the batter to one half of the pan. This ensures that your pan heats up thoroughly and you get the best “puff” on your waffle. The interior of the pan is nonstick, so while a little butter or oil will help the outside of the waffle to crisp up, you don’t need any for the waffle to release easily. Serve the egg waffles flat, with syrup and butter as you would a regular waffle, or roll them into a cone shape and eat them street-food style.