Lucky J’s Waffles

THE WAFFLES HERE ARE LIKE WHITE BREAD, meant to bolster breakfast tacos, not to get in the way. This recipe, unapologetically plain and inspired by Lucky J’s, gets the job done, and then gets out of the way, letting all the good stuff you pile on top come to the fore.

Waffles syrup.
Don’t skimp—homemade waffles deserve pure maple syrup.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 large eggs
¼ cup vegetable oil
Vegetable oil spray (optional)

  1. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl and whisk to mix thoroughly.
  2. Place the eggs, oil, and 1 cup of water in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Whisk in the dry ingredients, slowly adding up to ½ cup more water until the batter has a loose consistency. Let the batter rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Heat a waffle iron following the manufacturer’s instructions and, if necessary, lightly coat the surface with vegetable oil spray to prevent the waffles from sticking. Pour about ½ cup of the waffle batter into the waffle iron, close it, and cook the waffle until both sides are golden brown but not crisp, about 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter. Keep the waffles in a warm oven until ready to serve.