Sorry , this is smoking scoop this right on top .
This is definitely wrong .
This is definitely wrong .
Welcome back to chef out of water .
I'm Alexis , a chef who's always up for a challenge .
I've taken to the internet .
You to see what appliance I should make a three course meal with .
Ok , let's see what we have this time .
Waffle Iron .
You know , I've never made anything that isn't a waffle in a waffle iron , but I think there's possibilities here .
I think I'm gonna have to get creative .
I feel pretty good about this .
I'd say my confidence level right now is a nine out of 10 question .
Do I get more than one waffle iron ?
Two waffle irons , guys .
This is gonna be great .
A waffle iron .
I know that like you can use a waff iron to make so many things like a frittata .
Hash Browns .
You know , you can use it to kind of , you know , make things into a waffle shape .
I'm curious though , if there's anything you can use this for that doesn't look like a waffle .
Looks like someone tried to make mozzarella sticks that feels really ambitious .
Acorn squash lots of eggy things .
I think I may be still scarred from the microwave episode .
I have two of these , no problem confidence level .
And I feel good about this famous last words every time , but I really feel excited .
Oh , this is soft .
After doing some research , I've come up with a plan .
I'm gonna start with dessert , working backwards as I usually do .
And I'm gonna make a chocolate cake waffle .
I'm also gonna make some chocolate with cream , some roasted cherries and kind of layer it all together .
So hopefully , you know , looking at it , you wouldn't think waffle iron .
So to get started , I'm going to add all my dry ingredients together .
Oh , I have not been working out in quarantine or ever , you know , doing the old spoon trick to get an accurate measurement .
Some cocoa powder , pinch of salt , salt brings out the sweetness and some baking powder .
It's gonna give it that kind of like puffy cakey quality and just gonna whisk the salt together .
So far , things are going very well .
I mean , confidence level so far .
I mean this is and right got my dry ingredients .
I'm gonna move on to the wet ingredients .
So sugar is actually a wet ingredient , in fact , and some milk , quite a lot of milk .
I haven't made waffles in two years .
See how this goes .
Some vegetable oil , keep it moist .
A little bit of vanilla extract , you know , more flavor .
Does anyone actually measure vanilla extract .
Don't think I ever have two eggs .
Big shell Rookie Move .
This is like a comically inappropriate size .
There we go .
Now , wet ingredients go into the dry ingredients .
You know , usually I have my helper Ion but times have changed .
So it's just me today .
It looks very wet .
Oh gosh .
Will this go in a waffle iron ?
It feels like too wet to do that .
I think I'm gonna add a little more flour but maybe that is the texture of waffles or cake .
I don't know and make it a cake to go in a waffle maker .
Uh Just wanna get this batter really smooth .
I've really just been sitting on the couch so this feels like a real workout .
It looks totally fine .
I'm gonna put this to the side .
I'm gonna start whipping some cream getting these heated up .
So at least like a few things can happen at once .
One of them kind of maximum heat and one can go medium heat .
We've been here before , but this requires some whipped cream .
And as always , I don't have a hand mixer .
It's gonna take a while actually using this small bowl and a big whisk is going much faster .
It's beautiful .
OK , I'm gonna add some sugar .
I'm not tasting as I go and I know I've made this mistake before but I know this is sugar .
I can see it add a little sugar .
I mean this whipped cream looks really pretty .
Oh , no .
Oh , no .
It's so , just a little bit .
I wanted to add some chocolate to my whipped cream and I had an idea that if I put some bars of chocolate in aluminum foil and put it in the waffle iron that it'll melt .
This is super hot .
So I assume you can put foil in a waffle iron .
I'm just gonna go with it over here also .
Very hot .
I'm gonna give this a spray and I got a half cup here .
I think that looks good .
Just smooth it out .
If this is a bust .
I have a lot more batter .
So we're , we're OK .
This is not like a traditional Black Forest trifle cake , whatever you wanna call it , but inspired by , you know , oh , there's some chocolate coming out the top .
That it totally works .
Gotta work quickly .
It's not a ton of chocolate .
But let's see how this goes .
This is the best idea I've ever had .
This is smoking is smoking .
Yeah , I'm gonna put Waffle Master on my resume .
This is amazing up next .
So typically for a black forest cake , you would soak the cherries in like a dark cherry syrup with some cherry liqueur .
I'm not gonna do that .
I just thought I could put some of the cherries like in the waffle iron to kind of like roast them or get them softened and maybe get a little more depth of flavor .
I just gonna put a , actually , I'm gonna put them all down .
I don't know , it's on really high heat .
So I think these are gonna go pretty quickly and meanwhile , I kind of think this is done .
The waffle just ripped a little bit when I was trying to pick it up and it is not cooked yet .
So I think I just need to be patient for a few minutes , but I'm gonna put the waffle in here .
I'm gonna tear it up and then I think I could start layering my trifle .
the cherries are letting a ton of juice out but they look great .
You know , they're kind of like saucy little broken down .
Oh , the waffle still looks good .
Oh , it feels cooked through .
It still has some good springs .
It smells incredible .
I'll do a layer at the bottom .
No telling disguise in the waffle .
Realize I'm putting like a hot waffle in just maybe not the best idea .
And a layer of this like chocolate whipped cream and some cherries .
Oh , those are some syrupy cherries .
This looks so good .
It is totally unrecognizable .
Maybe not a good way , but that's ok .
Oh , having a moment to myself .
Honestly a shame that no one else could have this .
This is so good and then some cherries .
It looks kind of crazy .
Oh , it's tripping down the side .
Oh God .
What have I done ?
Should I dump the syrup on it ?
The answer is no .
I think the hardest part about this , that it kind of looks like a disaster .
Oh my God .
It's kind of like a sticky mess right now .
But it also looks pretty good .
I'm gonna move on to the next course .
My trifle is in the fridge , so I'm gonna move on to my appetizer course , I'm gonna make an Okonomiyaki , which is like a Japanese savory pancake .
It's got cabbage and egg .
You can also add other vegetables , but I'm gonna keep it pretty simple .
I've never made Okonomiyaki before and I really , really , I really , really love it .
It's going to be in the shape of a waffle , but it gets covered with sauce and bonito flakes and more scallions .
So I think it'll look kind of like this pile of stuff rather than a waffle .
To get started going back to my flour good pinch of salt and my eggs .
And I'm just gonna add it right to the flour and stir it all together .
It kind of looks like the beginning of cripes .
So I'm just gonna use green cabbage and scallions for my Noaki filling and I just want to cut it really thinly so that it's kind of like more of an even pancake .
And you're not like I'm gonna try mixing in this cabbage before I add the scallions just because this is gonna take a lot more work and if this doesn't work out , you know , it's easier to start over .
This feels this is , this is definitely wrong , this is definitely wrong .
Maybe I'll put this in and see if this works and save the scallions .
I'm gonna clean up , gonna clean up and then , uh , sort the situation out .
Waffle iron is heating up .
I don't know why I chose to make something that I've never made before .
So therefore I cannot verify if it's correct or not .
I'm just gonna , I'm just gonna scoop this right on top like I guess flatten it out a little .
This is like , OK , Noaki is so good and I feel like so far I'm not really selling it .
It gets OK .
Noaki sauce on top .
So I've got some oyster sauce , ketchup and Worcestershire .
W Shire sauce .
Worcestershire do that .
Stir it all together .
I mean , it has the right look .
Let's hope this works .
Check in time .
I think I know that this is wrong .
This is not happening .
So I'm gonna start over .
So I think my previous Okonomiyaki was too thick .
I think there's too much flour , not enough eggs .
So I'm upping the eggs , taking down flour , a lot of salt , going from one cup to a half cup .
This already feels better , just lighter , you know .
Ok , cabbage and I feel confident .
So I think I will add some scallions that feels good for now .
Spray this down so it's ready to go and again , use my hands .
Oh , this feels so much better .
So I think it's supposed to be like just more like lightly held together with the egg rather than whatever I did last time .
Don't do that at home .
Ok , cool .
I'm gonna clean up and hopefully by the time I get back this will be ready .
This one smells right looking way more , right ?
I'm gonna cut the rest of the scallions .
Hopefully this will be done soon .
My confidence took a little hit there .
I'm like simmering at a seven right now .
There's some raw eggs still on the side , but it's almost there .
So I've got some nori that I'm just gonna use some scissors to slice up .
I've got my Okonomiyaki sauce , Qy mayonnaise and bonito flakes .
So all of that's gonna go right on top just like cut it into thin little strips still feels thick .
But I wonder if that's just kind of like inevitable with the waffle iron shape just getting pressed up , you know , to create that like classic shape .
So I'm gonna go with it .
It's fine if it's terrible .
I'm the one eating it .
Does it look better on the side ?
Oh my God .
I gonna go .
So you kind of go like back and forth .
Oh God .
I'm so sorry to everyone who actually knows how to make this and the ky nana and then bonita flakes , dried cured fish and you just kind of put these on in a pile on top .
They're pretty pungent .
So if you're not into fish , you might not like them .
Some of these like little sliced nori and then I'm just gonna add some scallions .
I feel pretty proud of myself because this does not look like a waffle .
Noaki done .
I'm gonna move on to my last course .
So for my last course , I'm going to make black garlic butter rubbed cod with some grilled scallions .
I mean , I really think no one's gonna know that this was made in a waffle iron , you know .
Well , you all know , but uh it could fool someone .
So black garlic is just fermented garlic and the cloves , they're really easy to peel .
Unlike , you know , regular garlic , they just get kind of like soft , they just kind of melt away .
So I'm just gonna get a few cloves to mash them into a paste and add them to butter .
Easy enough .
Look how soft they are .
They just kind of press right under the pressure .
You can put this on roast chicken vegetables .
I mean , honestly , pretty much anything you could add it to a vinaigrette .
It looks like incredible flavor there .
Oh , the butter is the hot room temperature .
I think this is nothing that a waffle iron can't melt .
So it's probably gonna get pretty hot , but I'm just gonna let it go for a sec , grab some scallions .
I'm just gonna trim the tops of the scallions .
I wanna leave them whole so they can kind of be like draped around the fish and just gonna douse them in some olive oil .
And I think for these , I'm gonna do it on high .
I like to broil whole scallions .
So they get like , really just like crispy and I mean , almost burnt .
So I kind of think the same thing could happen in the waffle iron .
These are a little big for the waffle iron , but I think I can just move them down when they start to get charred .
That looks ridiculous .
Back to the butter .
Oh You can hear them start to sizzle .
I feel very grateful for two waffle irons right now .
Oh , yeah , I realize this doesn't look very appetizing , but the flavor is gonna be so good .
I gonna add a little pepper salt , amazing color starting .
It's a good start .
I feel pretty good right now .
I mean , we'll see how the fish cooks but everything is working out .
I feel like the , the result of that .
Noaki really like boosted my confidence .
There's still some butter chunks here , but actually I'm just gonna let it sit moving on to the fish .
So I've got some beautiful black cod here .
This is way too big for a waffle iron .
So I'm just gonna cut this and I'm gonna rub the black garlic butter directly on it again .
I know this doesn't look super appealing but the flavor is what we're after .
I thought Black Cod would be a good fish to use because it's thinner .
It's pretty delicate .
You don't want it to cook through .
So it's not gonna have to be in there for too long .
I mean , I've never put Black Cod in a waffle iron , so I really don't know .
But that's what I assume I'm just gonna add some olive oil and just gonna wrap it up .
This is , this is weird .
OK , here we go .
These scallions are really sizzling now .
Oh , wow .
I can , I just not load them down if I was making this on the stove ?
Mm , maybe 5 to 7 minutes .
Not too long .
Um You know , you wanted to just like flake away with your fork .
Black co is so delicate and such like a sweet fish that you really don't want to overcook it .
Oh , I forgot I wanted to do a charred lemon too .
Back with the lemon thought it'd be nice to char the lemons just to get , you know , a little more flavor .
I think these are good to take off and I'm gonna add some salt actually .
I mean , this is , can I serve this as the meal ?
Just plate of scallions and the lemons just gonna put them right down .
I feel like that'll work again .
The fish is going , I'm just gonna turn it around so that it cooks evenly .
I don't really have a backup plan if this fish doesn't work .
So it actually might end up being just scallions but both confidence level tang .
I haven't said that in a long time .
It smells amazing .
Oh , it's because it's leaking out .
Can I just take a peek ?
It's perfect .
It's like flaking without doing anything .
I mean , I don't own a waffle iron , but if I did , I might be using it to make fish .
This is insane .
This is fish .
This is so delicate .
Oh my God .
It might even break apart .
Oh my God .
I mean , it might even be overcooked .
I'm shocked to say that .
So I'm just gonna kind of like arrange the scallions around and you know , for everyone wondering why I didn't trim these .
They're totally edible .
Whenever I make scallions , I leave the roots on .
Let's check these lemons .
I kind of think because of the shape of the waffle iron .
This is like as good as they're gonna get , but there is some color .
Ok , black garlic butter cod with scallions made in a waffle iron .
And I'm feeling pretty jazzed .
I've gotta be honest , like level 10 confidence all the way through .
I'm so excited about this .
I feel really proud of myself .
I feel like I've come a long way .
I think I'm gonna dig right into the Okonomiyaki looks cooked .
It's quite good .
It doesn't taste exactly like it's a little thicker .
I think I could have put a little less batter in there .
But the flavor is like amazing .
I think , you know , one out of 10 , I'd give this name .
Moving on to the black cod .
The fish is already flat in apart .
That's shocking .
This is really , really good .
Putting myself in someone else's shoes .
I would never guess this was made on a waffle iron .
This is so cool .
I feel so proud of myself .
I love it .
You know , I think the fish is overcooked by maybe a minute , but it's still really delicate melts in your mouth .
I'm so sad that I can't share this food with anyone .
I have to tell you , I've been waiting for this all day .
This is a crazy big bite , but I've got some of the waffle , some of the chocolate whipped cream , the cherries .
It's just amazing .
The waffle consistency all teared up , like becomes the perfect vessel for the cream to get soft .
But actually still has enough structure and cherries are just , you know , they cut kind of roasted .
They're kind of like falling apart in your mouth .
They're delicious .
This might be one of my most successful meals yet .
Really , I'm like , sorry , one more bite .
Overall , I couldn't be happier .
This is incredible .
This was so fun .
Waffle iron .
I had a good feeling about this , but honestly , I surpassed my own expectations .
I think this is one of my best meals today .
Let me know in the comments , which one of these dishes you'd like to try .
I'll see you next time .