1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
11/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 medium jalapeño, cored, seeded, and minced fine
1. In a large bowl, add the flour, cornmeal, cheese, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper.
2. In a smaller bowl, mix the milk with the eggs and oil. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients along with the minced jalapeño. Mix until moistened. Some lumps may remain.
3. Bake in a preheated waffle iron until browned.
Note: Toppings might include some of the following: sour cream, additional grated cheese, shredded chicken, salsa, gravy.
Per serving: 666 calories, 23 grams protein, 57 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams sugar, 39 grams fat, 148 milligrams cholesterol, 637 milligrams sodium, 3 grams dietary fiber.