Apparently Aussie jaffles went viral in September:
The thing is, we didn’t know everyone else in the world doesn’t eat these! For Amber Paladin, her innocent post going viral was a surprise – and apparently there was a bit of negativity, people thinking our sandwich choice being a little unpalatable.
If you aren’t familiar with them, a jaffle is a sealed toasted sandwich. We fill them with tinned spaghetti (and often extra cheese) or baked beans. And to answer the great Australian debate question posed above…spaghetti all the way!
I remember as a kid we had a jaffle maker (like the one pictured below) we used when we went camping.
Our filling choice was spaghetti and cheese or braised steak and onions. We never did baked beans, although I’m not sure why because I’m a fan of them as well.
The trick to eating them is to take a small bite of the crust (without filling) to open a hole to let some of the heat out. As kids we’d sit there blowing into the hole to cool it down a little. Imagine oozy cheese with the spaghetti and its tomato sauce in between crispy toasted bread. Mmmm.
So, now you know about our Aussie jaffles. What do you think – love the idea or hate it? And are you a spaghetti or baked beans fan (and I am hoping you know what those are!).