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Frying eggs restaurant style

randyjl Jul 15, 2008 06:28 PM

I love the fried eggs at Waffle House. What is the flavored oil that they use and where can I get it for home?

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    randyjl Jul 17, 2008 12:10 PM

    I tried the ice cube trick and it worked great! I just wish poaching was as easy!

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    1. re: randyjl
      Alacrity59 Jul 17, 2008 06:56 PM

      Must have missed it . . . what is the ice cube trick?

    2. ipsedixit Jul 16, 2008 10:30 PM

      It's the grease bits and grime that builds up on the grill griddle that gives its the extra flavor kick.

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        alkapal Jul 17, 2008 04:13 AM

        it's called seasoning. not grease bits and grime! ;-)
        if a diner's griddle/grill is more than "seasoned" and actually has grime, then i'm not eatin' there. color me finicky that way!

        1. re: alkapal
          ipsedixit Jul 17, 2008 10:48 AM

          Okay, okay,

          The seasoning on the griddle/grill provides that extra "je ne sais quoi" to restaurant eggs.

          Happy? :-)

          1. re: ipsedixit
            alkapal Jul 17, 2008 09:39 PM


      2. coll Jul 16, 2008 01:48 AM

        It's called Whirl, it's pure trans fat but I think it's still available. Check your local restaurant supply. Popular for buffalo wings too, mixed with hot sauce.

        1. Antilope Jul 15, 2008 10:20 PM

          From Google searches, it appears that Waffle House uses a low melt, butter flavored vegetable shortening.

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          1. re: Antilope
            alkapal Jul 16, 2008 12:53 AM

            crisco used to make shortening bars like butter sticks....yes, here 'tis: http://www.crisco.com/Products/Catego...
            (don't know if this is useful for your waffle house clone, but my niece uses it to make good cookies. scoff if you will.....)

          2. Antilope Jul 15, 2008 07:35 PM

            Could it be a slightly browned butter flavor?

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            1. re: Antilope
              randyjl Jul 15, 2008 08:44 PM

              I have seen them cook and it's a yellow oil they pour in the skillet.

              1. re: randyjl
                bw2082 Jul 15, 2008 08:48 PM

                clarified butter?

                1. re: randyjl
                  paulj Jul 15, 2008 09:24 PM

                  synthetic popcorn butter?

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