Mystery Chef Waffles

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Recipe: #36174

December 25, 2020

Categories: Waffles

"Was a radio show chef"

Original is 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (135 g)
  • Calories 265.6
  • Total Fat - 15.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 186.2 mg
  • Sodium - 383.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 11.1 g
  • Calcium - 227.5 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sift dry ingredients together

Step 2

Mix in rest of ingredients

Step 3

Bake in a hot pan sprayed waffle iron

Step 4

The waffle irons were smaller back in the 40s so will get less waffles


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Be sure to use fine cornmeal, not coarse, for a smooth texture.
  • It is important to melt the shortening before adding it to the recipe.

  • Substitute almond milk for regular milk: Almond milk is a great alternative for those looking for a lactose-free option. It also has the added benefit of being lower in fat and calories than regular milk.
  • Substitute olive oil for shortening: Olive oil is a healthier alternative to shortening and adds a subtle flavor to the waffles. It is also a great source of healthy fats and antioxidants.

Chocolate Chip Waffles Add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the dry ingredients before mixing in the rest of the ingredients.

Maple-Glazed Bacon: A sweet and salty combination that pairs perfectly with the Mystery Chef Waffles. The maple glaze will add just the right amount of sweetness while the bacon adds a crunchy texture and smoky flavor.

Fried Eggs: Fried eggs are a classic breakfast side dish that will perfectly complement the sweet and salty flavors of the Maple-Glazed Bacon. The creamy yolk will add a richness to the dish, while the savory flavor of the egg whites will provide balance to the sweetness of the maple glaze. Fried eggs are quick and easy to make, making them a great addition to any breakfast.


Q: How many waffles will I get from this recipe?

A: You will get less waffles than usual as the waffle irons were smaller back in the 1940s.

Q: What type of ingredients do I need for this recipe?

A: You will need all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, butter, and milk.

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Fun facts:

The Mystery Chef was a popular radio show in the 1940s hosted by James Beard, one of the most influential figures in American cuisine.

The show featured celebrity guests like Julia Child, the famous French chef, who helped to popularize French cooking in the United States.