1/2 cup dried cherries, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes 1 box Vans gf waffles 1/8 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh thyme chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 celery slalk, chopped 3/4 cup gf smoked ham (from ham hocks or you can use fried pancetta or bacon) 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted 3/4 cup turkey stock, heated 2 ounces goat cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a glass baking dish. Remove the waffles from the freezer and let thaw. Cut them into 1 pieces and place them in a large bowl. Add olive oil, garlic and thyme and toss. Transfer to a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes. After baking, return to bowl. Melt butter in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, smoked ham and green pepper. Cook until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Mix in parsley and drained cherries and toss. Add vegetables and nuts to waffle mixture and toss. Add hot turkey stock and toss until all is coated. Add cheese and gently toss. Transfer to baking dish. Butter a piece of foil large enough to cover dish and place in on top of the dish, butter side down. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 25 minutes longer.