Hot and Fresh: The Delicious Art of Griddle Grilling
Cast iron griddles are the most valuable player in a diner and many high-end restaurants because they allow you to cook multiple orders at once—a burger, a pile of hash browns, some scrambled eggs. They also offer excellent temperature control and are excellent at creating a great brown Maillard surface.
The thing is, you can buy a dedicated griddle grill that can only do one thing—make flattop food—or you can buy a flat top plate that you can toss on top of the charcoal in any grill, and it will still get smoke on your meal.
An Insight on the Modern Outdoor Griddle Grill
Flat griddles are not as common in-home kitchens as they once were. They take up a lot of room and require a powerful venting system. However, manufacturers are making propane-fueled flat griddles that are the perfect option for outdoor cooking where venting is not an issue. The best griddle grills have multiple burners that can put out 60,000 BTUs of heat. They also cost about $250.
These griddle grills are ideal for cooking steaks or other large cuts of meat while they rest on a bed of vegetables. They are also great for making breakfast in bed or a romantic dinner at home. Seasoning them with bacon grease, butter, or oil before use creates a non-stick surface on the griddle, just as it does in a cast iron pan and griddles.
Just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using the grill for the first time.
What about Griddle Plates?
You can easily add a griddle to your existing grill if you want. You can buy griddle plates that fit on the top of your grill, and some griddle plates are even made from stones and other materials. Whether you opt for a griddle grill, or a griddle plate is purely down to taste. Sausages, eggs, pancakes, and fish all taste great cooked on a griddle. The best way to control the temperature of your griddle is to use a thermometer. Many restaurants cook their griddles at around 350°F.
You can use both cooking techniques at once by adding a griddle plate to the top of your grill. You can do the traditional direct grilling over your existing grill while also searing food on the griddle next to it. This is an excellent way to cook a variety of different foods on one plate at once. Adding some wood chips to the fire will give food an extra smoky flavor and aroma, which is especially nice if you are cooking fish. Whether you decide to go with a griddle grill or a griddle plate is up to personal preference, but either way, you will be able to enjoy delicious food cooked on the grill.
Griddle grilling is not something that you can master within an hour of picking up your first griddle. This is a skill that needs years of practice! However, all you need to know is that griddle grilling offers some of the most delicious food you will ever eat. Everything from pancakes and bacon to filet mignon benefits from the unique taste of a griddle.
The best griddle grills and griddle plates differ depending on your tastes, but the end result is always delicious!
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