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Spicy Fried Wild Turkey and Waffle Casserole

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Serves: 5-7

Sweet waffles, maple syrup, spicy fried turkey combine in this casserole that is perfect for either breakfast or dinner.

Printer Friendly Recipe By author of Timber 2 Table

Chicken and Waffles has long been a favorite. This version combines spicy bites of fried wild turkey breast with waffles and cheddar cheese, into a casserole that is both creamy and crunchy, spicy and sweet. 

Drizzle real maple syrup over the piping hot casserole just before serving.

Once the turkey bites and waffles are combined in the baking dish, pour over a mixture of beaten egg, milk and good real maple syrup so that the waffles bake up with a French toast like consistency. 

Tear or cut the waffles into small chunks.

You can make your waffles fresh, or save a bit of time by buying frozen Belgian style waffles. Either way, the casserole will be a sure hit with the entire family. 

Ingredients

1 side of a wild turkey breast
cut into bite-sized pieces

12 Belgian waffles
cut or torn into pieces

8 eggs
beaten

1 cup milk

1/2 cup real maple syrup (we use syrup from The Pileated Forest

oil for deep frying

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

Dredge for turkey

2 cups flour

3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper


Cooking Instructions

Begin by dredging the turkey nuggets in the seasoned flour.

Cut the turkey breast into bite-sized pieces.

Set them aside while the oil heats to 350 degrees. Deep fry the turkey, a batch at a time, until it is all fried. Don't overcook, they turkey will spend more time in the oven later. Drain the turkey on paper or paper towels.

Fry the nuggets to a crisp, golden brown, but don't overcook.

Beat the eggs, milk and maple syrup. Set aside. 

Add a layer of waffles to the bottom of a buttered baking sheet. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Add the remaining waffles, turkey and cheese. Pour the milk, egg, and syrup mixture over the dish. Place the pan in a 350 degree, preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until center is set. 

Pour over the egg mixture to soak into the waffles.

To serve, scoop the serving onto a plate, then drizzle with additional maple syrup. 

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