If you’ve ever tucked into a plate piled high with homemade waffles and hash browns and disappointedly thought, “It’s just not how they make them at Waffle House,” the following news will prevent you from ever having to feel that way again.
You can buy Waffle House’s signature waffle mix, hash browns, and coffee online.
Each 3-pound, 4-ounce bag of waffle mix costs $15, makes enough batter for 20 to 24 waffles, and comes with a recipe card that might shed light on why your own made-from-scratch waffles haven’t quite been up to scratch. While many recipes call for regular milk, the Waffle House one uses half-and-half, which makes for a much richer waffle.
Balance out all that syrup-drenched sweetness with a generous helping of instant hash browns, which come in a 3-pound, 5-ounce carton (also $15). According to the Waffle House recipe, you’re supposed to let the potato shavings soak in a covered bowl of hot water for 20 minutes, drain them well, and fry them to sizzled perfection in a “well-oiled” skillet of your choice.
And since it wouldn’t really feel like a Waffle House without at least a few fresh cups of coffee on the table, you can add five packs (each pack makes about one pot) of the diner’s 100-percent Arabica coffee grounds to your online order for $10. Feeling like your own coffee mugs won’t cut it? The site sells Waffle House mugs, too.
To embrace your role as a short-order cook, here are six bits of Waffle House slang you can shout in your kitchen.