I recently bought a grill that you can turn over and use as a griddle because I thought why not - maybe it could double the variety of food I can make on it.
But at the time I had only ever cooked pancakes and eggs on a griddle, and I had no real idea of what else I could use it for. So I had a good look around on the net, and now I want to share my findings with you.
So I’m going to link out to 16 of my favorite griddle recipes for you to try out and enjoy. There are some real good old American classics in there, and a few nice surprises.
Then, I’m going to top that off with a quick FAQ section where I answer some of your most frequently asked questions about cooking on a griddle.
And without further ado, here goes!
(In no particular order.)
The cinnamon really gives it a somewhat unique flavor, and you can serve it up with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, and with some perfectly ripe fresh fruit such as strawberries or blueberries.
Just perfect for a warming, delightful breakfast in the morning!
And this is no ordinary grilled cheese sandwich - the recipe has been very carefully crafted, explaining what sort of bread is best to use, where to spread the butter, and how hot the griddle is supposed to be.
It tastes just great dipped in your favorite ketchup or with a homemade salsa.
And how about this campfire favorite!
Sure, the recipe describes cooking them on the grill, but let me assure you that they work just as well on the griddle. Creamy rich chocolate delight, combined with sweet soft marshmallows and crispy Graham crackers. It just doesn’t get much more moreish than this!
And for super easy clean up, you can cook the s’mores in aluminum foil, so you don’t get chocolate all over the griddle.
If you’re in the market for something a little healthier, then how about a nicely grilled fresh salmon? It’s packed with some great nutrients, such as Omega 3, which is great for eye health, brain function, and healthier skin and nails.
And it’s super easy to cook too - all you have to do is spray the griddle with a little oil, season your fish to taste with salt and pepper and such, and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
To serve, you can add a wedge of lemon over each salmon fillet for that really fresh citrus scent and taste.
Pit Boss has come up with this excellent little recipe, where the potatoes are boiled then smashed and slathered in a gorgeous garlic flavored butter that caramelizes as it’s cooked.
Then the potatoes are given a coating of freshly grated Parmesan which forms a very tasty crust. Loving the textures in this dish!
Pit Boss has done it again with this awesome American classic!
For best results, we recommend using thinly sliced rib eye steak, and for the cheese, try something really gooey like provolone. And it wouldn’t be complete without caramelized onions too!
This not only helps them to cook super fast, but it also gives them stunning crisp edges which really contrast to tender and juicy insides.
Give it a go - we promise you won’t regret it!
If there’s anyone who can teach you to cook the perfect steak on the griddle, it's Julie Evink of Julie’s Eats and Treats…
She provides a list of recommended cuts, and her tips on picking a good steak too. And then there’s the different internal temperatures of steak for different results, from rare to well done.
If you haven’t tried crêpes like these before, you sure are missing out!
Originally a French dish, it’s kinda like an American pancake, but flat rather than fluffy. And there are all manner of toppings you can have in it or on it.
I love it with Nutella, but it also goes great with sugar and lemon, or maple syrup and berries, or Biscoff spread with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
And now for something sweet! How about Mexican style griddled cookies like these?
Simply click on the link, and Mely Martinez will explain how to make these tantalizing cookies that the kids will just adore.
What I love about these cookies is just how easy the dough is to work with. Mely uses cinnamon in hers, but you can alternate this with any other flavoring you like. Vanilla goes very well.
Wow - talk about comfort food! This is a great little recipe, combining soft sausages, crispy hash browns, salty bacon, and gooey cheese. Even better when topped with a fried egg!
In truth, they are more like a biscuit than a cake. They are traditionally served with a good sprinkling of sugar over the top.
They usually contain dried fruit such as raisins or sultanas throughout, but you can also make all manner of variations. A favorite of mine is one that is split, with jam and cream in the middle.
Did you think you needed a dedicated waffle maker to make yummy waffles?
Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong.
This recipe by Makinze Gore may have a lot of ingredients, but let me assure you, it’s simply delicious.
I love this chicken recipe because it features the use of a gorgeous Italian style marinade known as Caprese chicken.
If you love coconut, then you will just love this recipe from Civilized Caveman!
And better yet, it’s classed as a Paleo recipe, so you can even eat it on the famous Paleo diet!
It’s basically all your favorite pizza toppings in a toasted sandwich.
Now, we’re going to go out with a bang!
These griddle scones are quick and easy to make and go down especially well as party food.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I make on a flat top griddle?
I’m pleased to report that you can make just about any kind of food on a griddle that you would normally cook in a frying pan.
That means anything and everything is covered, from savory meats, through to savory breads and your favorite vegetables.
And you can cook your breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper with it!
What’s the best oil to use with a griddle?
The oil you use has a significant impact on the overall taste of your dish, and so if possible you should choose your oil accordingly.
That said, however, some oils are better for flat-top grilling than others, since you will need one with a high smoke point. In which case we would recommend vegetable or canola oil.
What is the best griddle to buy?
The most popular brand of griddle to buy is hands-down Blackstone.
They have a professional restaurant grade product line, and their products have way better customer ratings with the online retailers than any of its competitors.
But it’s not your only option by a long shot. You might also want to check out Royal Gourmet, Broil King, Zojirushi, Presto, and Nostalgia. They’re pretty good too.
Is cooking on a griddle healthier than cooking on a grill?
Which of the two is the healthiest kinda depends on what exactly it is you’re cooking. And, more to the point, what oil you are using to cook your food in.
When you are cooking on a griddle, you don’t need to use as much oil as you would on a grill. On the other hand, however, with an outdoor grill you have all that smoke going into your food.
Our advice? Why not enjoy both if you can rather than choose one over the other!