* Instead of purchasing pre-sliced black forest ham, go to the deli counter, and ask for a 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch ham steak. A thicker steak is easier to dice, and the resulting ham chunks have a better texture inside the waffles.
**Waffle irons can vary greatly. The one I used here makes 4 square waffles. Adjust the batter and ham measurements accordingly.