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Griddle Thread

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by Pablo8, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. Jun 28, 2022 at 5:53 AM
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    Pablo8

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    Is there a GRIDDLE thread?

    Because if there ISN'T - I will give YOU a GRIDDLE THREAD.

    Cooking and chef pretending on the griddle is completely fun to me. Stuff is happening, and quickly!!

    I'm talking outdoor gas operated griddle you cooking hoes. Got mine in the winter and am now using it more than my smoker and grill. Some people see them as useless, a crescent wrench, an appliance looking for a use......whatever. I will admit I WAS largely ignorant. Even as I hooked it up and started to season it. I never was any kind of chef although I have cooked since I was a kid. I had no idea what the benefits of a large appropriately heated griddle are.

    The real true benefit? Rapid heat transfer with minimal heat suck from the cooking surface.
    The large surface area, the different temp zones, the multiple different items cooking on the same surface, the smell driving the dog and the neighbors nuts are all just small side shows.

    I have a Blackstone 36" ProSeries Model 1820 hard plumbed into a LP manifold on my patio with my grill. WalMart special with WM points card. Heck of a deal. Needed serious help getting it in and off the Tacoma.

    Took a bit to season it, but just about perfect now. I use grapeseed oil, time and multiple cooks. Just needs that correct build up.

    Lastly, you will need specialized tools for cooking and cleaning. Fun actually.

    What do you have?
     
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  2. Jun 28, 2022 at 5:59 AM
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    Kilo Charlie I have lost my way

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    I'm gonna watch and learn even though I only have an indoor electric griddle LOL !
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2022 at 6:02 AM
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    pinstripes. lots of pinstripes.
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  4. Jun 28, 2022 at 6:37 AM
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  5. Jun 28, 2022 at 6:38 AM
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    Been thinking about buying one, just haven't yet.
     
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    Where is the arm twisting thing?
     
  7. Jun 28, 2022 at 6:50 AM
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  8. Jun 28, 2022 at 6:51 AM
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    I want a griddle , but it's just me and the wife and I don't think we would use it very much.
     
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    Why just one? :boink:
    I have a 4 burner Blackstone for home, and a 2 burner Blackstone for travel lol
     
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    pinstripes. lots of pinstripes.
    You'd be surprised. I've done skin-on salmon, chicken thighs both whole and skinless, vegetables, tortillas, beans, pancakes, and probably some things I'm forgetting. Really nice to have a large surface area I can divide into different zones to cook the whole meal in one spot with one spatula.
     
  11. Jun 28, 2022 at 6:59 AM
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    Agreed; most people think chicken/fried rice/hibachi or pancakes/eggs/bacon when they hear griddle, but you can cook nearly anything on a griddle. AND its honestly just fun lol.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2022 at 7:02 AM
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    That is us. (Me and wife) - you might be amazed. I mean a PITA in the winter but once it turns nice and if you like cooking even a widdle bit, you will love it. I assume also like us, you have guests come over (we can be like a damned hotel, too much!)
     
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    Also needs to be said, SMASH BURGERS!
     
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    I did a a couple cut up chickens (from whole) - bone in, marinaded the other day.

    I'm not going to kid, bone in chicken on the griddle is challenging and worse because me the idiot used a semi-sweet overnight marinade. The sugar hits the griddle and siezes up to caramel. Dummy me. BUT I soldiered on (no more added marinade while cooking) just set 4 different heat zones, the cover lid, the press - WOW was the chicken juicy, tender, so tasty and done perfectly - nearly all pieces done at the same time (achievment)

    Weird thing, I've never read up on any of this. Just DIY, DAIG. Sort of a must experience to learn thing.
     
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    they have table top ones also. I might get one at a later date
     
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    OH YEAH.

    And two-three cut up sweet onions with salt seasoning sprinkled as you cook!
     
  18. Jun 28, 2022 at 7:12 AM
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    Have you tried spatcocking the chicken and then on the griddle?
     
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    homemade tortillas work well on the indoor electric one that I have.. so I bet a bigger outdoor one would work just as well
     
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    Next time. Seems like that indeed would be excellent!
     

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