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Waffles and picnics are two words rarely seen together in a sentence, but thanks to Dorie Greenspan's inspired recipe, the two might be seen in public more often this summer. Forget what you think you know about this breakfast food staple: after pressing the waffles into shape, add them to a 200F oven for a good hour and a half to get them crisped to nacho-like perfection.

Follow this link to Greenspan's Cilantro Waffle Chips recipe. The zesty flavors and crunchy texture here are reminiscent of Southwest dishes and are ideal snacks for any outdoor outing this summer. Pair them--as Dorie recommends--with guacamole, sour cream, grilled shrimp and cold beer for a true summer fiesta. The best part? These ideal picnic bites last for three days in a covered tin.

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