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#1 Finally@45

 
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:15 AM

I noticed someone last posted about IHOP over a year ago and I thought it would be worth keeping a reminder out there. It's easy to get fooled ito thinking if you order hash browns and eggs/omlet and ask for it to be prepared on a clean grill separate from everything else you're safe. (The waitress/waiter will always try to assure you they are actually complying with your request; she/he has ulterior motives.)

Anyway, it needs to be clear that IHOP puts pancake batter in the omlets and the hash browns are not gluten free. These 2 items "sound" gluten-free! It's not even worth the risk of having them prepared on the same grill as the pancakes anyway. I have kids that love IHOP (because mommy won't cook pancakes at home) and I end up having a cup of coffee and talking while everyone else eats.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:07 AM

My experience with IHOP is that you ask for the fresh egg omelet and omelets are never cooked in the same place as pancakes. I've never gotten sick from one. I don't do the hash browns.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

You can ask for the eggs at I Hop with out the batter in the eggs - I know when I ate low carb I was able to do that and they did make special eggs
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:00 PM

Yes, putting some pancake batter is the norm for their omelettes.

A kind waitress told me when I was first diagnosed and she talked to the cooks to make me a separate order (coffee and omelette, the only for sure safe thing there).

Did not get sick!
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:40 PM

I don't personally think IHOP is a safe place to eat if you have gluten issues. I can't speak for the hash browns. I don't know if they contain gluten or not. But... They are making pancake batter. So flour is in the air.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:48 AM

I'm certain the IHOP pancake batter comes already mixed in containers -- that's how they make sure they taste the same from restaurant to restaurant. There's no flour flying from mixing it up. I've had good luck at IHOP asking for the fresh egg omelettes.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:06 AM

I'm a chicken. I order eggs hard-fried so I can see that there is egg and nothing else. :lol: A little bacon (I have never seen gluten in bacon) and gluten-free toast from my purse and I'm good to go. I'll do that at pretty much any greasy spoon.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

I was curious about IHop. My husband has been wanting to go, but I couldn't find much ingredient information on their website so I was afraid I would just be asking for eggs as plain as I could get them.

I am glad to know they put pancake batter in their eggs though...that just seems strange!
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

I was told that they use it to make their omelettes "fluffy".

Also, IMO, I'd only order bacon out if I knew it was both gluten-free and the pan used was not c/c.

I would not trust a "griddle", they cook everything on there and I'd be confident c/c would be typical.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

I was told that they use it to make their omelettes "fluffy".

Also, IMO, I'd only order bacon out if I knew it was both gluten-free and the pan used was not c/c.

I would not trust a "griddle", they cook everything on there and I'd be confident c/c would be typical.



I have never seen bacon, at least in the US, with gluten. Where it's cooked might be an issue.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

I have never seen bacon, at least in the US, with gluten. Where it's cooked might be an issue.

I'm in Canada, on the diet for over eleven years. I, too, have yet to find a bacon with gluten. I suppose anything is possible. I expect if it does turn up, it will be delivered by the Tooth Fairy, who is represented by an inexpensive lawyer. Well, I can dream, can't I? I don't worry about bacon. B)
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

If it weren't too expensive, Peter, I would send you some gluten-containing bacon by special delivery from New Zealand. I know it would be inedible by the time it got there, but it would be inedible for you anyway because of the gluten that would be in it. We have to check every package. Don't know if they do it in Oz too?? I have to pray that the Tooth Fairy has delivered gluten free bacon :P I have a couple of reliable bacon companies who do no gluten. Same with sausages. So even when in U.S. I automatically check all ham, bacon, hot dogs and sausages because I don't want to get out of the habit :rolleyes:
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:26 AM

If it weren't too expensive, Peter, I would send you some gluten-containing bacon by special delivery from New Zealand. I know it would be inedible by the time it got there, but it would be inedible for you anyway because of the gluten that would be in it. We have to check every package. Don't know if they do it in Oz too?? I have to pray that the Tooth Fairy has delivered gluten free bacon :P I have a couple of reliable bacon companies who do no gluten. Same with sausages. So even when in U.S. I automatically check all ham, bacon, hot dogs and sausages because I don't want to get out of the habit :rolleyes:


That's why I said US. I have heard that in the UK & in NZ, they like to add trash fillers to things like sausages. And now bacon. Its a bunch of baloney! :(
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

I just want to remind people that with such a global economy and politics running rampant, check every label.

When my dughter was hospitalized, the apple juice was from Germany. This hospital is on the borderline of Detroit, Mi. We have many local apple orchards here. I can not see how it would be cost efficient to get apple juice from Germany when there is local manufacturers.

Half of the label was in German. I went to the vending machine and bought her Vernor's. ;) ;)
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:02 AM

speaking of IHOP I wnet last night as we had a 2 free meals coupon from the district manager (we had a BAD experience before I went BF) - we went to a different restaurant tho LOL. Before we sat down. told the manager I was gluten-free. He said he would clean the grill. I got chicken, seasoned potatoes and broccoli. I didn't know it but the seasonings in the potatoes had gluten in them and he didn't use the seasonings!! wtg manager!!
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