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How to Make a Savory Croffle

Croffles are a delightful way to take a traditional breakfast dish and elevate it into something new. Savory croffles top a delicious pastry with all of the savory fixings, like eggs, salami, cheese, and more!

savory croffle with egg and cheese on a white plate

Two of my favorite things in the world are croissants and waffles.

I love how buttery and flaky they are, so I decided to make a mashup and combine the two.

My original croffle recipe shows you how to make a croffle. If you’re looking for an incredible croffle for fall, try my Cinnamon Apple Pie Croffle!

Believe me, it is delicious!

This croffle takes all that is good about this recipe and gives it a savory spin.

You can have this as a hearty breakfast or even a fun dinner idea for your family!

savory croffle with egg and cheese on a white plate

What is a Savory Croffle?

Croffles are a combination of a layered croissant cooked to perfection in a waffle iron.

While croffles are amazing on their own, they taste even more amazing with savory ingredients piled high on top of them.

They truly are a perfect family dish because they are so simple to throw together.

savory croffle with egg and cheese on a white plate

Why You’ll Love Savory Croffles

  • You can make them with fresh croissant dough, pastry dough, or even refrigerated croissants that come in the tube… you know, the ones you have to “pop” open. 
  • Croffles can be made ahead of time and assembled later when you’re ready to eat!
  • While you can make a sweet croffle, a savory one is perfect for mealtime.
  • If you use premade croissant dough, you will have croffles on the table in no time.
  • Croffles are customizable, so set out a plate of them and let your family pile high whatever toppings they want!
  • Aside from a waffle iron, these have virtually no clean up.
  • They are delicious and a great alternative to bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits or egg and sausage casserole.
pastry dough on a waffle iron

What you need to make Savory Croffles

  • Waffle Iron- This is a must when making croffles. You will get those perfect pockets in each puff pastry with the flaky layers rising in between. The filling will settle in the indentions from the waffle iron and taste incredible.
  • Non-stick Spray– You will need to use a non-stick spray to keep the croffles from sticking to the waffle iron.
savory croffle with egg and cheese on a white plate

Tell Me About these Savory Croffles

  • Taste– A buttery croffle with smoked salami, fried egg, melted cheese, and crispy lettuce… what’s not to love?
  • Texture– The crunch of the lettuce and soft, layered croffle are a perfect match with the melted cheese.
  • Ease– The croffles are simple to make and once your eggs are cooked, you basically just build your sandwich!
  • Time– Frying the eggs takes most of the time with this recipe. Cooking the croffles also takes time, but most of that is wait time and not hands on time.
savory croffle ingredients on a cutting board

Savory Croffle Ingredients

  • Croissant dough– You may use whatever you have available to make your croffles, whether it’s premade from a store bought puff pastry or homemade from your kitchen! You will need croissant or puff pastry dough, not pie dough to make these. The flaky texture of pastry creates the perfect croffle.
  • Salami– We like a smoked, hard salami, but you can use bacon or prosciutto, if you’d like. A sliced ham would work just as easy, too!
  • Egg– You will want to top each croffle with a fried egg. It’s up to you whether you have it fully cooked or slightly undercooked so that it runs out over your savory dish as you cut into it.
  • Shredded Cheese– As always, I recommend shredding your own cheese to get the best cheesy texture. I used a white cheddar, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Use a pepperjack to give your dish a bit of spice.
  • Lettuce– This is a basic romaine lettuce, but a nice, dark spinach would work well.
pastry dough sliced into triangles

How to make Savory Croffles in 4 Easy Steps

  • Make Croffles– Slice your pastry dough, roll, and press in your waffle iron.
  • Prepare Toppings– Fry your eggs and shred your cheese.
  • Assemble Croffles– Top your warm croffles with the savory toppings and enjoy! 

Tips for Making Croffles

  • Use cooking spray on your waffle iron prior to pressing each croffle so they don’t stick.
  • Use a for to gently release the croffle from the waffle iron if it sticks.

raw pastry dough being cut into triangles on cutting board

How to slice your Puff Pastry for Croffles

This is really just as easy. You just have to cut and roll the sheets of puff pastry to look like a croissant.

  1. Roll out your puff pastry dough on a very lightly floured counter. Don’t flour the pastry too much. All you are doing is keeping it from sticking while you work with the dough.
  2. Slice your dough into long, skinny triangles you can roll up to look like a croissant.
  3. Take one triangle at a time and roll them up. Starting with the wide end of the puff pastry, roll it up gently until it is rolled into a croissant.
  4. You may use this as you would for the rest of the recipe!
ingredients for croffles on a white counter

Add ins for Savory Croffles

  • Avocado
  • Salsa
  • Sauteéd Mushrooms
  • Caramelized Onions

Savory Croffle Recipe

savory croffle with egg and cheese on a white plate

Savory Croffle Recipe

Liz Quick
Croffles are a delightful way to take a traditional breakfast dish and elevate it into something new. Savory croffles top a delicious pastry with all of the savory fixings, like eggs, salami, cheese, and more!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 12 croffles
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 waffle iron
  • 1 skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry
  • 12 slices hard salami
  • 12 large eggs, fried
  • 12 slices romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Heat your waffle iron until hot.
  • Roll up the puff pastry starting at the wide end of the triangle and roll it to the short end. 
  • Spray your waffle Iron with non-stick spray.
  • Cook 1 to 2 croissants at a time, depending upon the size of your waffle Iron.
  • Assemble your croffles by layering lettuce, salami, fried egg, and topping it all with cheese. Repeat with all of the croffles.

Notes

Add ins for Savory Croffles

  • Avocado
  • Salsa
  • Sauteéd Mushrooms
  • Caramelized Onions
Keyword savory croffle

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