Saturday, May 10, 2014


Today I saw a pin on Pinterest saying: "Only those who attempt the absurd achieve the impossible."

There couldn't have been a more appropriate intro into this post:




Yes my culinary mates, my foodie friends White Castle has created what previously was just fodder for dreams, a chicken and waffle sandwich.

I know you are asking many questions at this very moment.

"How is this possible?"

"What are you talking about?"

"I love chicken & waffles, but together...?"

"Why isn't Oprah running for President?"

"Why is mayonnaise so good?"

Dear reader, first off I think you may have ADHD (I can refer you to a good psychiatrist, just email me.)

I am now going to try and answer a few of your Chicken and Waffle related questions:

Chicken and Waffles combination goes back decades and originated in the South. This ultimate combination of sweet and salty if now finding its way into more Americans stomachs throughout the US.

The fast food restaurant chain White Castle has, through years of diligent trial and error in their test kitchens, created tiny waffles (the size of, let's say, a small pancake) which is somehow both fluffy and slightly crispy the way Belgian Grandmothers would insist upon. They have a faint sweet taste and an unmistakable cornmeal taste to them (Dear US Govt thanks for making farm subsidies so frickin' high that corn has even made its way into White Castle Waffles) which are used as "bread" between which they place a teeny tiny piece of chicken coated and deep fried, with a condiment of  (and this is where it gets a little over the top) some type of white "gravy" and a smattering of bacon bits to create a mouthwatering mini sandwich.

In order to write this review I to White Castles twice this week (Oh the things I do for you, my dear reader) and tried the Chicken & Waffle sandwich with the gravy & bacon and without.
I must say I prefer it without the gravy and bacon, firstly at times I like to dissect (DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU SPELL DISSECT WITH TWO S's?? I didn't. In fact I would have sworn it was spelled DISECT or even DISCECT. I am going to have to get this changed. Who is with me?) my food. Eg. I like to break my Big Macs into two fun little sandwiches. It makes you think you are getting twice the food and each little sandwich has distinct flavor the other does have (ie the first half doesn't have cheese, etc). So the lack of crumbly bacon and gravy make such a division of ingredients much easier and probably a tad bit healthier. For my back loving friends I say go for the bacon.

White Castle is astonishingly offering the Chicken and Waffle sandwich all day long, and for those of you who aren't accustomed to the establishment that means that you could have one anytime you want except for the 24 hours that is Christmas (That is the only day they are closed and that is the only reason they have locks on the doors).  They are also offering strictly on their breakfast menu a side of Waffles with Mrs. Buttersworth syrup and Waffle breakfast sandwiches with egg and sausage. My brother would always like me to point out that during breakfast house they have fried bologna and egg sandwiches which even if not listed on the official menu are available upon request.

My overall rating is three and a half Fried Pies out of five. Of course the Chicken and Waffle sandwich pails in comparison to its older brother the White Castle Cheeseburger, but in this world what doesn't pail in comparison with the White Castle Cheeseburger-sadly not much.

Currently they are running a special two for $5 which is quite a delectable steal if you ask me. Let the eating commence!!

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