Kitchen Helpline

Diner food is the food we love! It's hot, fast and delicious. But, how do they get it so good, and, even better, how can you replicate that magic at home? The Kitchen is unraveling the mystery with another Kitchen Helpline--Diner Edition!

Episode: Diner Favorites
Geoffrey Zakarian makes crispy Meatloaf, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Geoffrey Zakarian makes crispy Meatloaf, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Question – "What do diners do to meatloaf to make it so good?"

You won't believe how simple it is. Diners make use of the short order cook's secret weapon, the griddle! Since they cook in big batches, the loafs are made ahead. When an order comes in, the cook puts a little oil on the hot griddle and sears both sides. This revives and reheats the meatloaf and leaves you with a tasty crispy crust, perfect with a side of mashed potatoes. You don't need a griddle to try this technique at home. Just do the searing in a saute pan or cast-iron skillet. It's an especially great way to reheat leftover meat loaf. 

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