Show me your Griddle Cookin'!

Patrick w

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Aug 13, 2021
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Camped last weekend and used the Blackstone for the first time away from home. I learned that leveling the griddle properly is important...especially when making a big pile of scrambled eggs. Breakfast was looking great and I was all set to snap a photo, poured on a bowl full of beaten eggs for scrambling....then had to scramble myself to keep the eggs from all running out of the hole in the back and down into the grease trap. Some quick two-handed spatula work while hollering for my wife to find something to tilt the griddle forward saved all but a half-egg worth in the end. Everything turned out fine but I was too flustered by then to get a photo. I'll have to either bring a level along or remember to stuff something in the grease port when I'm cooking something that 'flows'. Everything we cooked turned out great, just need to get in some more practice!
Easier with a biscuit cutter or an egg ring. Simple sheet metal ring, crack your egg in it on the griddle, egg doesn't run away.
 

Tonya Harding

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Jun 15, 2018
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I eat like that at home on occasion, not in the woods lol; not much you can do w/ a Jet Boil & a single burner butane Coleman, but it works for us, & I got more space for yaks & fishing gear...
 

Jimbow

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Nov 30, 2012
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Camped last weekend and used the Blackstone for the first time away from home. I learned that leveling the griddle properly is important...especially when making a big pile of scrambled eggs. Breakfast was looking great and I was all set to snap a photo, poured on a bowl full of beaten eggs for scrambling....then had to scramble myself to keep the eggs from all running out of the hole in the back and down into the grease trap. Some quick two-handed spatula work while hollering for my wife to find something to tilt the griddle forward saved all but a half-egg worth in the end. Everything turned out fine but I was too flustered by then to get a photo. I'll have to either bring a level along or remember to stuff something in the grease port when I'm cooking something that 'flows'. Everything we cooked turned out great, just need to get in some more practice!

I cut up a bunch of 1/4" plywood as shims in addition to the little bit of adjustment the feet have. Ultimately I discovered leveling the legs of my table was easier. I've played with a slight tilt forward which seemed nice until some bacon grease was in danger of spilling out the front. Tilted to the back as you've discovered is bad on eggs.
 

jamsomito

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Apr 11, 2021
49
Artisan smash burgers for dinner tonight (we can't think of a better name...). Keep the ground beef cold, roll into a ball and immediately put into a hot griddle. Smash HARD with a burger smasher as thin as you can make it. Season to taste. It'll be stuck to the griddle top - this is that nice tasty crust that you want. Scrape the burgers off the griddle after a few minutes and flip, no need to smash again. Add a slice of cheese after a minute or so (we used Gouda). Then put on a bun.

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Then we added some sweet hot pepper jam...
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And topped with bacon, mayonnaise, and arugula.
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Now that's a treat in eatin' you'll keep repeatin'.
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Patrick w

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Aug 13, 2021
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Fyi on griddle hoods/lids... Blackstone griddles are the only company that have lids. Unless you buy a bbq and put a griddle on it.
The razor also has a lid. And their customer service has been top notch. I had some pieces damaged during shipping. They sent replacements asap!
 

TommyT

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Oct 20, 2021
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Camped last weekend and used the Blackstone for the first time away from home. I learned that leveling the griddle properly is important...especially when making a big pile of scrambled eggs. Breakfast was looking great and I was all set to snap a photo, poured on a bowl full of beaten eggs for scrambling....then had to scramble myself to keep the eggs from all running out of the hole in the back and down into the grease trap. Some quick two-handed spatula work while hollering for my wife to find something to tilt the griddle forward saved all but a half-egg worth in the end. Everything turned out fine but I was too flustered by then to get a photo. I'll have to either bring a level along or remember to stuff something in the grease port when I'm cooking something that 'flows'. Everything we cooked turned out great, just need to get in some more practice!
 

TommyT

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Oct 20, 2021
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Hi! This is TomT lol
This year, making eggs for 14 teens a the AirVenutre airshow at Oshkosh, WI, I used a cake pan that stretched over two burners. High sides. Kid kept stirring with a silicone spatula until ready to serve. Way easier than the griddle.
 

Coreym95

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Jun 6, 2020
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Fyi on griddle hoods/lids... Blackstone griddles are the only company that have lids. Unless you buy a bbq and put a griddle on it.
The Pit Boss griddles with the ceramic surface have lids too. I know Walmart sells one model in store, the Seria.
 

jamsomito

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Apr 11, 2021
49
Made up some chicken tenders with heavy sauce. It worked okay. These in particular ended up like blackened chicken - the seasoning and sauce was kind of burned but the chicken inside was moist and delicious. Started too hot (note for next time)
 

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jamsomito

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Apr 11, 2021
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Made up some more wraps. This time they were Lunch Wrap Supremes. Tortilla quadrants are guacamole, ground beef with taco seasoning, salsa, and shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Top with melted queso sauce and these were an instant hit. So good.
 

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jamsomito

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The next morning we made some eggs in a basket and sausages. The kiddos have a good time with these :)

The hardest part is finding a cup or cookie cutter that will be big enough for the egg but small enough to stay within the crust of the bread. I find a mason jar works perfect.
 

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