Did You Know These Restaurant Secrets?

There's a surprising ingredient in this fluffy omelet...

Here at The Kitchen, we're always sharing our industry shortcuts and tricks. Some of our viewers revealed their restaurant industry secrets, and today we're sharing the ones that shocked us the most. It's restaurant secrets—revealed!

DINER CHAIN OMELET SECRET

For a fluffy souffle-style omelet, a popular pancake chain adds a bit of pancake batter, which adds some sweetness, moisture and extra fluffiness.

If you'd like to try out this omelet yourself, here's the ratio: It's about 1/4 cup batter for every 3 eggs.

HIGH-END RESTAURANT DESSERT SECRET

When you see "creme anglaise" sauce on your favorite dessert menu, sometimes it's just melted vanilla ice cream!

Real creme anglaise consists of sugar, egg yolks, milk and vanilla. These are also all of the ingredients commonly found in vanilla ice cream. It's an easy swap for a quick dessert shortcut!

RESTAURANT DRINK SECRET

When you order ginger ale at some fast-casual restaurants, many of them don't have it available on the soda fountain. But the servers don't want to disappoint their customers, so they fake it by mixing lemon-lime soda with just a couple of splashes of cola!

Many popular ginger ale brands don't actually contain real ginger. They're made with corn syrup, citric acid and caramel coloring. These ingredients are similar to what's found in many other flavors of soda. Mixing cola and lemon-lime soda until they look like ginger ale is an easy fake, and the combination of sugar and carbonation tricks the brain into thinking it is actually the real deal.

We taste-tested this secret for ourselves with mixed results. You'll just have to try it and see what you think!

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