Spaghetti Jaffles

Apparently Aussie jaffles went viral in September:

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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.

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Above images from: Ziets’ Ramblings

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!).

9 comments on “Spaghetti Jaffles

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever had tinned spaghetti but I’m not really a baked bean fan. Can you put REAL spaghetti in there?! Then I think I might try it!

    • Don’t see why you couldn’t put real spaghetti in there. Tinned spaghetti is yummy though (it’s spaghetti pasta with a tomato and cheese sauce).

      • I’ve had like alphaghetti lol not sure if that’s the same thing but it’s been so long since I have had it that I have forgotten what it tastes like lol probably close to your tinned spaghetti!

  2. This is why I need to travel more. The spaghetti filling looks… interesting… and probably tastes even better.

  3. It is amazing the various foodstuffs that are popular one place and unknown another. I recently learned of the Canadian poutine. I wonder what we have in the US that no one elsewhere has heard of. I’m sure it would surprise us as well.

    • It is funny, because you just assume everyone else knows of it. Funnily enough, the Hub has been in Canada for the last week and he had poutine!

      I think (thanks to tv and movies) there is less in the US that the rest of the world is unaware of these days, however when I went to the US a gazillion years ago I had never heard of smores. These are common here now as well though we use different biscuits as we don’t have the same bikkies that are traditionally used.

      The language difference make it confusing too though (our biscuit = your cookie, or your candy = our lolly for example)

  4. I’m not sure that I’d like either spaghetti or baked beans. Cheese by itself would be good, as would peanut butter and/or jelly. Great idea!

    • Peanut butter and jelly isn’t one I have been able to try. I love peanut butter and honey though. We don’t call it jelly, we call it jam (jelly is a fruit flavoured dessert), so I do love a cheese and jam sandwich (especially if it is homemade plum jam).

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