Every day, I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience, and one that I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Item of the day is the Proctor Silex Waffle Cone Maker. I can hear you now, “JaCK yOU’re sUppOsEd tO Be KeTO yOU caN’T eAt IceCrEAm cOnEs”. Calm down and stop yelling at the screen. I don’t make waffle cones with it, but Dorothy might do that with the kids sometime.
Nope, I just learned about making things like tortillas, muffins, and flat breads that are not just keto, they’re full on carnivore. I have to credit YouTuber Courtney Luna with both using this waffle cone maker and the base recipe itself.
The recipe is dead simple, with only three ingredients…
- 1/4 cup pork rind crumbs (I use these)
- 1 Tablespoon of melted butter
- 1 Egg
Of course you can scale the recipe up based on how much you need.
We will come back to that recipe in a bit, along with how to do it and what you can do with it. Thing is, I have been experimenting with various flat bread or wrap style concoctions for a while: egg and cheese, just cheese, and even one that uses canned chicken. Mainly for burgers, tacos, pizzas, etc. The one I learned about from Courtney just happens to be the best so far, but I am going to try others with my new kitchen gadget.
Essentially, a waffle cone maker, is a waffle iron, with one big difference: it has less space between the plates. This results in a “flat bread”, for lack of a better term, that is thin and even. Not super thin but say, 1.5X that of a typical flour tortilla. They are flexible, they don’t break when folded, and they taste great. Honestly, they are quite neutral in taste unless you add a lot of flavor to them. To me, this is great because it’s the toppings or contents that make the meal anyway.
It is very different from the chaffles you get from a mini waffle iron, thinner, flexible and less airy. Both are great for different things. These are again great for use making tacos, flat bread-type stuff, or as a pizza crust.
Now let’s talk a bit about the butter, pork rinds, and egg recipe. For a normal-sized wrap that will fill about 75% of the area of the waffle cone iron, use the whole recipe for one. Courtney makes that same amount into two and ends up with “street taco size”. You can also simply microwave the mix in a ramekin and get a great little bun/muffin out of it. I’ll be playing with it and coming back with more ideas for it in the future.
So why this particular brand? Okay, I simply started searching for a good “waffle cone maker” and found products with prices from 13 bucks to a couple hundred. In the end, Proctor Silex is a great brand. This particular unit has great reviews and honestly, the bad reviews are typical of “God’s special children”. Things like blaming the manufacturer for the postal service and such.
Proctor Silex makes good gear and has been around forever, and this model is still priced on the lower end of most of the ones available. It is an example of buying the product with the best price-to-value ratio as I always recommend. The other thing I love is the unit stores beautifully. The cord wraps up nicely into the base, and when closed, it stands up vertically and takes up almost no space in the cupboard.
Anyway, I am simply in love with this press and can’t wait to try some other stuff with it. I do think that “pork flat breads” or porktillias, whatever we call them, will end up being my favorite though. So if you want to stay keto or even full-on carnivore and still eat pizzas, wraps, tacos, and flat bread-type dishes, give the Proctor Silex Waffle Cone Maker a shot and you won’t regret it. For exactly how to make the porktillias, see the video below.
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Check Out this Quick Video to See How We Make Pork Rind Tortillas
P.S. – In the above video you will notice a bit of excess grease. I recommend a quick paper towel blotting between each batch to reduce this.