Originally Posted by Latestarter
Ahhhh Waffle house one of my staple restaurants! Don't know why, but I discovered years ago that if I wasn't feeling well or had a headache I couldn't kick (not a hangover - I don't get those), a Waffle House meal always made me right as rain by the time I finished eating. To this day, it's still one of my favorite places to pull in and eat. Simple straightforward good food. I especially look for them when driving long distance cross country. They're harder to find west of the mississippi...
Had to laugh at your comment about washing grit pots there though... My kids and I always joke that it's not a "proper" Waffle House unless they give you "dirty" cutlery. When my kids were young and we'd stop a one particular WH nearby, it seemed the silverware was ALWAYS dirty! We'd have to return it every time we went there.
There was a while there maybe 5-7 or so years ago when they kinda slid... They changed the oil they used and within an hour after eating there I'd have diarrhea... Then to save money they served pork chop slivers vice a normal thickness (which is still too thin). I complained and called them pork chips vice chops. They eventually realized their error and went back to the original thickness and raised the price a bit.
Oh my gosh you made me laugh so hard! I do know the deal on the silverware very well! I would get so mad at the girls that would not change out the dish machine so we could have clean silverware! I did it at the begining of each of my shifts and at the end. Some cooks are very bad! They will put extra low melt in your food if you complain about something and that will give you the diarrhea! I had gone out shopping with a friend once and stopped at WH and ate. By the time we got home we both had it! I was so mad, I called the store manager and told them what he did and got him fired that day! I never did anything to anyone's food. I believe in KARMA! I do like WH food even today! But I hate washing dishes to this day! hehehehehehe
Originally Posted by ronott1
Originally Posted by chickadoodles
Oh my goodness! I loved reading this so much, thank you for sharing! lol
I waitressed for over 14 years at Waffle House and guess how many grit pots I had to wash along with the cheese egg pans! Awwwww
But I do make grits for my DH and I do wash the dang pot but I soak it for half a day first! hehheheheeheheheeeee
The constant fear of scrubbing pots has forced my brain to look for alternate methods of cooking grits. We have tried the oven, though that process is even slower, we have tried the pressure cooker with its non-stick interior, and still we occasionally find grits glued to the bottom of the bowl. Then it occurred to me. We had caramelized yogurt in a vacuum bag in the pressure cooker to produce amazing results and no mess. I wondered if we could do the same with grits? I filled a bag with 1 part grits and 3 parts water by weight and sealed it tight. I placed the bag in the pressure cooker and added enough water to the pot so the bag would not scorch. I sealed the lid and set the cooker for ten minutes. When the time was up, I let the pressure naturally release and then removed the bag. The bag was intact and I quickly cut it open. I poured the contents into a bowl and stirred the mixture. The grits were on the drier side though they were fully cooked. The next time I tried a four to one, liquid to grit, ratio. The result was perfect grits. Well almost perfect.
Ron if I had to go through all that for some grit's I just forget them. heheehe I did buy some new non stick cookware and it makes the job a lot easier. :) I just don't make them that often I will make fried potatoes with onion and bell peppers for breakfast and luckily DH likes that just as much. :)