Savory Cornmeal Waffles with Poached Egg, Salmon and Asparagus

If I could eat just brunch foods for every meal of the day, I’d die a happy girl.


Buttermilk pancakes, chocolate waffles, bread pudding, crêpes… what’s not to love? These foods actually make me want to jump out of the bed first thing in the morning! Though I must confess that I’m more of a savory brunch lover. Give me any kind of breakfast sandwich and you’ll have me doing a happy dance around you, like, I love breakfast sammies so much that it’s not even funny I tell you.

Neither is my awkward happy dance, but I’ll dance anyway.



Let me tell you about these waffles now: not only do they make me want to dance around in a way that, believe me, you don’t want to see; but they also me want to jump and backflip to the sun because oh wow they’re so darn good!

(For the record, you can tell when I think that a recipe is one of the most awesome things ever because I start typing as if I didn’t know what grammar is. Ooops, I’m sorry, proper punctuation!).

These waffles are worth writing like a three-year-old, though. Ok,  I might look like a 17 year old (even older, people say!); but truth to be told, I’m just a 5′ 9” three year old which forces her mum to buy her Peppa Pig lollipops but won’t eat them because Peppa’s so cute. And my grammar looks like a baby’s when I get too excited about food, we’ll have to learn to live with it!



I haven’t stopped topping every item of food I come across with a poached eggs since I learned to cook them. Oh gosh, they’re so addictive and the runny yolk makes about everything in the world 32437 times tastier. Plus they make dishes look pretty and quite professional (or at least they do to mum, which won’t ever learn to poach an egg properly!).

Poached eggs rock my world.

Now let’s talk about the actual waffles… I got the recipe from Ashley’s blog, so you know they have to be awesome. And they surely are! If you like golden, crispy waffles, these are for you. And if you don’t, I’m sure the egg yolk will make up for it, right?



To sum up, make these for your mum’s birthday brunch. She’ll love you and buy you a new Christmas tree and the most adorable decorations you’ll ever see. Aaaahhhhh excited three-year-old me is in sight, we’re putting our tree up this weekend!!!!!!!!!

Now it would be awesome if I could put my Peppa Pig Lollipop on top of the tree instead of the star… yeah.


Savory Cornmeal Waffles with Poached Egg, Salmon and Asparagus


  • 1 Egg per person
  • 2 Slices of smoked salmon per person
  • 6-7 Asparagus per person
  • extra virgin olive oil (for the pan)
  • salt & black pepper (to taste)

for the waffles

  • 1 + 3/4 Cups flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 25 Grams fresh yeast (or 1 sachet dry yeast)
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt
  • 1 + 3/4 Cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (olive oil works well too!)
  • 2 Large eggs


Mix dry ingredients and whisk unitl combined. Stir wet ingredients and whisk until fully mixed. Cover the batter with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat waffle iron and grease it very well so your waffles don't stick. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions
Poach your egg or cook it to your liking.
Heat some olive oil in a pan and when it's hot add asparagus and sautee on high for 2-3 minutes. Add salt to taste.
Top waffles with salmon, asparagus and the poached egg and enjoy while warm!


You can top the waffles with a fried or sof-boiled egg as well.


Is there anything that makes you guys as excited as a 3-year-old? Are you looking forward to Christmas as much as I am?

Happy Friday!



  • Reply Dolega November 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Mmmmm eztas toztadas no eztán ni la mita de bueeenaz mmmmmm que miz galletasssss. :mrgreen
    Besazo y Mmmmm graziasssss Mmmmmmmm
    He electrificado la caja… 😀

    • Reply Consuelo November 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      ¡Ey, que estar buenas, estaban muy buenas! 😉
      Me alegro de que te hayan gustado, jajaja.

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven November 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I’m obsessed with waffles! But you probably knew that already! There’s a resto in NYC that made my absolute favourite cornmeal waffles and I think about them daily. But you just topped them with a sammy! Love love love!

    • Reply Consuelo November 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      I know how much you like them indeed 😉 Thank you so much and have a nice weekend!

  • Reply Monica November 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I’m with you, Consuelo. Brunch foods always feel so luxurious and rich. I adore waffles (but no waffle maker at home) and anything with a poached or fried egg on top. Your mom is so lucky…you deserve all the Christmas decorations you want!

    • Reply Consuelo November 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Awwwhhh thank you so much Monica! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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  • Reply Ashley November 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Aw yay!! I’m so glad you liked the waffles! I love poached eggs too – they make everything better! haha I love that you used asparagus here … it looks so pretty with the different colors! Happy Friday friend!

    • Reply Consuelo November 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I loved them, thanks for the recipe! Thank you so much and happy Friday to you too :–)

  • Reply Claire @ The Black Cat Kitchen November 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Totally with you on adding poached eggs to everything! There is nothing they cannot improve! Try it on pizza haha winner every time! This looks so yummy Consuelo! Also I’m a bit it love with your plates and glasses, so cute!

    • Reply Consuelo November 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Mmmm I have to try that pizza indeed! Thank you so much, I’m glad you like them 😀

  • Reply Laurel y Menta November 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Otra receta maravillosa de las tuyas Consuelo. Nos encanta el salmón y los trigueros. Y qué decir de los huevos poché… Aunque a ciertos miembros de la familia se los tenemos que sustituir por un huevo frito como es debido…
    Y sí, nosotras estamos deseando que llegue ya la Navidad…, aunque sea sólo por los más pequeños..

    • Reply Consuelo November 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      ¡Muchas gracias, chicas! Me alegro mucho de que os gusten :’)

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} November 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Wow. Pictures and recipes like this one so make me wish I could actually eat eggs. This looks so good!
    I have to have it for brunch tomorrow

    • Reply Consuelo November 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Can’t you? 🙁
      Thank you so much, Josefine! x

  • Reply Kammie @ Sensual Appeal November 22, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    OMG yes this is perfect. Pinning!!! I wanna make corn waffles. I need a waffle maker first but yes. This is perfection.

    • Reply Consuelo November 23, 2013 at 9:17 am

      Aww thanks for pinning Kammie 😀

  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats November 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Savory waffles- you’re so smart! The colors of these waffles are so vibrant I thought they had cheddar cheese in them…which then made me think what a good idea that would be 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

      That’d be a lovely idea indeed! I hae to try it next time I make them 😉
      Thank you Amy!

  • Reply Kelly November 23, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Oh how I wish I was having this for dinner tonight instead! I love these savory waffles with smoked salmon and topping poached eggs on top of anything will surely make me giddy and jump like a three year old too 🙂 This entire dish looks so colorful and pretty and I adore your plates! Happy Friday and hope you have a great weekend Consuelo 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Kelly! I hope you have a lovely weekend as well 😉

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life November 23, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Hang on, cornmeal waffles? I’m feeling the awkward three year old happy dance coming out in me! I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Yum! Glad your mum had such a wonderful birthday meal!

    • Reply Consuelo November 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Aww thank you so much Mary Frances! Have a great weekend 😀

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron November 23, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Wanting savory waffles for dinner right now. Love that poached egg on top.. perfecto!

    • Reply Consuelo November 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Yay, I’m so happy you like it! Thanks 😀

  • Reply Emy Tecuento November 23, 2013 at 1:36 am

    ¡Virgen santa, no debería leer estas cosas antes de irme a la cama y con el hambre que me ha vuelto a entrar el verlas 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Ooops lo siento jajaja. Muchas gracias 😀

  • Reply bakerbynature November 23, 2013 at 4:59 am

    OMG! I-LOVE-these.

    • Reply Consuelo November 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Thank you Ashley! 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth @ November 23, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I LOVE the idea of cornmeal waffles! I’ve never tried them but they sound amazing…and topped with asparagus and poached eggs? Don’t mind if I do!

    • Reply Consuelo November 23, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Aww thank you so much, Elizabeth ;D

  • Reply kristikaiser November 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    This looks so AWESOME – I wish I was having it right now! I love salmon and all things savory for breakfast or brunch, so I could totally imagine myself eating this on the beach with a mimosa at a nice resort! It’s that fancy!

    • Reply Consuelo November 24, 2013 at 12:09 am

      That sounds like an amazing plan! 😉 Thank you Kristi!

  • Reply tere November 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    eso es un desayuno de categoria y lo demas tonterias…que rico! un beso

    • Reply Consuelo November 24, 2013 at 12:09 am

      ¡Muchas gracias, Tere! 😀

    • Reply Consuelo November 24, 2013 at 12:09 am

      ¡Muchas gracias, Tere! 🙂

  • Reply Allie BakingAMoment November 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    What a gorgeous brunch feast! :D:D 😀

    • Reply Consuelo November 24, 2013 at 12:09 am

      Thanks Allie 😀

  • Reply caileejoy November 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Wow!! This looks amazingly delicious!! So pretty too 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 24, 2013 at 12:10 am

      Thanks Cailee 😀

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon November 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Brunch is the best meal ever! And this looks like the most delicious breakfast! I love waffles 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 24, 2013 at 12:10 am

      Thank you so much ;D

  • Reply Amy (Savory Moments) November 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    This looks so good – this is my type of brunch (or breakfast or dinner). I love the flavor combination!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks Amy 😀

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you so much Amy! 😀

  • Reply thecupcakeconfession November 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    yes, this is exactly the kind of breakfast /brunch I’d like to wake up to everyday too! 😀 It looks SOOOOO good!!!! and that golden yolk oozing out…oooooh HEAVEN! *-* ^.^ Love Love Love it!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Awhh thank you so much Samina!! Have a nice day c:

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl November 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Brunch, peppa pig lollies and Christmas decorations. What more could a girl ever want??????

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Aren’t they fab!??

  • Reply Amy Alt November 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    oooh delicious i love eggs royale (poached egg, salmon and hollandaise) this savoury waffle looks like a great substitute for my normal muffin. YUM X

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      That sounds amaaaaazing! Thank you so much 😉

  • Reply miryapodo November 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Esto tiene muy buena pinta 🙂 Ojala le puediese hechar el diente!!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      ¡Muchas gracias! 😉

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments November 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    What a lovely breakfast, brunch or dinner this would make! I love cornbread waffles, and you’ve added so much goodness on top. 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you so much Marcie 😀

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 25, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Not only do I want this for breakfast but I want it for dinner as well, love all the fresh colors here!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you so much Pamela 😀

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor November 25, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I would be perfectly happy surviving on brunch foods too! And these waffles look so fluffy and delicious with the egg, salmon and asparagus. I hope that you had a great weekend, Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      I did! Thank you so much Ashley 😀

  • Reply anecdotesandapples November 25, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I LOVE Christmas. Can’t wait to make Lucy’s first Christmas super special! I also love savory waffles. These look so good!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Awwh it’s going to be so cute, I’m sure! Thank you 😀

  • Reply Johlene November 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I love the idea of a cornmeal waffle!! This is a super idea for the Christmas holiday 🙂 Have a good week!! Xx

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      They would be lovely for Christmas indeed 😀 Thank you so mcuh and you too have a lovely one 😀

  • Reply Joanne November 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Brunch really is one of the best types of meals out there. And these waffles are a serious contender for one of my favorite brunch recipes! I love that you did a savory spin on them!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Yay, thank you so much Joanne 😀

  • Reply mayihavethatrecipe November 25, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I also love brunch foods and I can eat them all the time. A poached egg also makes everything so much better!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      It does indeed 😉

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens November 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I really love savory breakfasts, too! And this recipe is all about so many things I adore! Smoked salmon? Yup! Asparagus and a poached egg??? Yes, please! All atop those gorgeous cornmeal waffles?!?! Ahhh-mazing! Masterful, even! Seriously, Consuelo – this is my kinda breakfast! Love, love! 😀

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Aww thank you so much Shelley! Your comments are the sweetest and they always make me smile 😉 Happy Thanksgiving 😀

  • Reply Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies November 27, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Oh wow — this looks like my dream meal. Seriously, it has all my favorite brunch foods together in one delicious dish. And my husband doesn’t even like smoked salmon, so I wouldn’t have to share with him. What could be better?!

    I must have missed this waffle recipe on Ashley’s blog, but I’ll definitely be trying it soon. And I love how you plated this meal. What lovely pictures, as always!

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      No sharing is perfect when it comes to these waffles lol. Thank you so so much, Jamie 😀

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes December 23, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    FYI – Including this recipe in my Best of the Blogs: Christmas Recipes roundup today! keep an eye out for it 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo December 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you so much Christine! I will :–)

  • Reply GG March 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Yum! Trying these for dinner, tonight. I noticed salt is listed twice in the waffle recipe. Is that correct?

    • Reply Consuelo March 14, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      No, sorry – it is actually 1 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. salt. Thanks for noticing, I’ll fix it now!
      And I hope you like these : )

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