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Crispy Waffles! Help! 
Aug. 20, 2011 7:56 am 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2013 6:31 am
Everytime I make homemade waffles they turn out very good, but they are a bit too cake like and pancakish.  I wonder if anyone knows how to get nice CRIPSY waffles.  I have tried the recipes on here and they give me very good Waffles but not crispy.  Any ideas?  Would more oil be the way to go?
Old 'N' Still Cookin' 
Aug. 20, 2011 1:33 pm
Try folding in some whipped egg whites. My mom taught me that when I was ten years old. Of course she used scratch recipes and waffle irons heated on old woodburning ranges.
Aug. 20, 2011 1:47 pm
Hey Old, that's what I do! I thought all waffle recipes did that but you've got me thinking that I got lucky with waffle recipe number 1. lol. Now I have to go look...
Aug. 21, 2011 10:17 am
It's the waffle iron. You need a really hot, really heavy iron with deep wells for crispy waffles. You also need a enough fat, both in the batter and on the iron. The waffle should actually "fry" in the the iron. Check out the waffle irons in some "breakfast buffets" in hotels or restaurants. You want to try the kind that flips over so that the batter distributes itself evenly. The egg whites will help, as will a generous application of spay-on oil for even a regular iron. You are thoroughly preheating the iron, right?
Aug. 21, 2011 7:32 pm
Another ingredient that most home waffle recipes leave out that the commercial mixes have is corn flour. Restaurants generally all use a mix (especilly the hotels with the "belgiun waffles") and it always has corn flour and malted flour. The malt gives it that taste you want in a waffle and the corn flour helps to cook up the waffle a bit crisper and adds a different mouth feel than flour only mixes. I have seena few recipes for waffle mixes here on Allrecipes that have the corn flour, so give one of them a try. The griddle, as others have suggested, must be almost smoking hot and welll seasoned and a bit of oil added to the surface to prevent sticking, although I usually only oil mine on the first waffle I make and the rest rarely ever stick, but I do add plenty of butter to the batter. I hope that helps.
Jan. 13, 2013 6:31 am
Thank you so much for the help. Sorry, so long to respond. I lost internet for quite some time.
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