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‘So THAT’S why they taste like that’: Waffle House worker shows how the ‘cheese eggs’ are made

'l literally watched them make my eggs this way and been doing it ever since.'

 

Braden Bjella

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 30, 2022   Updated on Nov 30, 2022, 2:18 pm CST

Restaurant secrets have taken over TikTok, with employees from places like Papa John’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and more sharing the tricks of the trade to audiences of millions.

One restaurant where this trend is especially apparent is Waffle House. Employees from across the country have posted insight from the restaurant to the platform, ranging from how Waffle House cooks properly flip their eggs to how their famous hash browns are prepared.

Now, another Waffle House recipe has been shared, quickly going viral in the process.

In a video with over 1.7 million views, TikTok user Mel (@spanishflymel) shows how the restaurant prepares its beloved “cheese eggs.”

@spanishflymel How to make waffles house cheese eggs #BetheReasonVisa #viral #3rdshiftlife #wafflehouse #IntuitTouchdownDance #fayetteville #tiktok #fyp ♬ original sound – Only1mell

According to Mel, the recipe involves mixing two eggs with a spoon and dropping them into a hot pan with shortening. The eggs then cook covered while two slices of American cheese are heated in a cast iron pan. After the eggs have come together, but not cooked all the way, the eggs are moved into the cast iron pan, where they are mixed with the cheese.

“Put it on a plate, and viola, you’ve got some Waffle House Cheese Eggs!” Mel concludes.

Waffle House previously shared a basic version of this recipe on its website. However, users on TikTok were still excited by the idea of using Mel’s video to make Cheese Eggs of their own.

“So THATS why they taste like that because of the shortening! They good,” wrote one user.

“l literally watched them make my eggs this way and been doing it ever since,” offered another.

“Yess people dont know about finishing the cooking of eggs of the stove,” stated a third. “The pan already hot enough.”

“I’ve been tryna recreate these eggs ever since i moved out of tx/the states. God bless this tutorial,” shared a further TikToker.

Others sang the praises of Waffle House’s cheese eggs.

“Waffle House cheese eggs just hit different,” reads a highly-favorited comment.

“Yes cause Waffle House scrambled eggs are the only ones I like,” claimed a second.

“My eggs are always made perfectly at the wafflehouse,” added an additional TikToker. 

Update 2:19pm CT, Nov. 30: In a TikTok direct message exchange with Daily Dot, Mel elaborated on her inspiration for creating TikTok.

“I love doing TikToks,” she explained. “I just never have enough time because I’m always at work. I’m always down for a teaching moment. Even employees that work for Waffle House can learn. It’s hard to get trained right [nowadays] People stop caring to do things the right way. I also enjoy watching other people’s tutorials at their jobs. So I was like, ‘I’m here, might as well take advantage of it.'”

As far as what makes Waffle House’s ‘Cheese Eggs’ special, Mel says she’s not sure.

“Could be the shortening we use or could just be the environment. It’s Waffle House — everything tastes better coming from us,” she laughed. “Or the fact we cook with love. And care about customers.”

The Daily Dot reached out to Waffle House via email.

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*First Published: Nov 30, 2022, 8:53 am CST