Recently, I purchased an outdoor griddle (Blackstone) and now that the weather is good I thought that I would make a post about how to use this thing. The great thing about outdoor griddles as opposed to the standard grill, is that the temperature is evenly distributed across the entire surface. The flavor of the food is also different because all of the juices get soaked into the griddle.
This outdoor griddle is propane powered and can feed up to 20 people with the surface area that it has. Most people have the idea that these outdoor griddles are used for cooking pancakes but you can use them to cook vegetables, has browns, meats and just about every other thing that you can imagine.
There are a variety of good cookbooks and I recently bought The Flippin’ Awesome Backyard Griddle Cookbook which has some amazing cooking tips and recipes and I would highly recommend it.
If you’re going to be getting an outdoor griddle (which I would highly recommend) I would watch some videos first on youtube on how to set everything up. It’s a bit different than an outdoor grill and requires a bit of seasonisng and other protection measures to ensure that it stays in good shape.
The great thing about the outdoor griddle is the ability to cook seafood, which my family loves. Fish and shrimp are great on it and the smell is unbeleievable. The temperature of the surface get’s up to almost 600 degrees, so you’re done cooking your food in about 2 minutes. Especially with vegitables you have to be extra careful not to burn them.
Without going into too much detail about different recipes there is not much more I can say about the outdoor griddle. If you care about your health and want to prepare amazing tasting food, then I would definitely recommend this.
The food has probably never tasted better, probably because of the whole outdoor experience and the oils that linger inside the griddle as your cooking.