Use This Easy Trick For Crispy Waffles

International Waffle Day may not be until March and National Waffle Day until August, but it is never too early or too late to start brushing up on your skills to make crispy delicious waffles for your family, friends, co-workers, or random strangers. Who doesn't love waffles? Per Medieval Cuisine, we've been eating this breakfast staple since at least the 14th century, only back then they were made with wine and there was another variation that was made with cheese. 

Today, there are all kinds of secret ingredients to make your waffles incredible and if you don't want to make your own, you can pay a visit to your local iHop or Waffle House for a plate of these crispy on the outside and yummy on the inside squares of fried goodness.

But if you do plan to take charge and make waffles at home, we've got good news. Fire up the waffle iron because we've surfed the food waves of the internet to find one of the best tips to ensure your homemade waffles are golden, crispy, and ready for you to pile on the butter, syrup, cream, fruit, or powder sugar.

Twice bake your waffles in the oven for maximum crisp

Simply Recipes did some real, hands-on kitchen testing to find the best way to ensure your waffles will always be crispy when you bite into them. And it seems the outlet may have stumbled upon one of the best tips we've ever heard. The site suggests that after you make you waffles using the waffle iron, place them in the oven to really crisp them up. Why? You may notice that when you are making your waffles with the iron, steam spills over the sides. Simply Recipes shares that the moisture in the batter is turning to steam as the waffle cooks. 

However, it also reports that there is still moisture in your waffle after you remove it from the waffle iron. By placing your waffles in the oven and allowing them to cook at a low temperature (somewhere between 200 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit for five to ten minutes) you are both helping that moisture dry up and you are keeping them warm so they are ready for that butter and syrup to melt on contact.

Leaf.TV also shares that you do not want to line up your waffles on a cookie sheet. Instead, place them directly on the oven racks so the heat is hitting the waffles directly and moisture has no place to get trapped. Follow this tip and your mouth will be loving the next batch of waffles you make.