i don't get a craving for waffles, but every once in a while the boy does. so on those days, out comes our cheap little waffle iron. it was all of 7 dollars at a Target sale a few years ago, and we couldn't pass up on it. if we made waffles every weekend, that thing would have probably keeled over by now; but it gets used maybe once every 4 months, so it suits us perfectly.
the recipe we've been using for the past few years is this one from emeril. i can't eat more than two waffles in one sitting, and neither can the boy; so i make a whole batch and put them in a ziplock bag in the fridge so that the boy can eat them for breakfast for the rest of the week. these also freeze beautifully; freeze in one layer for a bit then store in a ziplock and pop them in the toaster when you want one. better than an Eggo, i tell ya.
one of these days i'm going to have to try that Southern speciality, fried chicken and waffles. i'm actually surprised i haven't tried that yet, seeing as i've lived on and off in the South for almost 20 years.