Tips on How to Cook on an Outdoor Griddle

Posted on Mar 20, 2019
 

  

You’ve taken the leap. You’ve decided to kick your outdoor cooking up a notch and now you’re ready with your state-of-the-art outdoor griddle. A portable outdoor griddle like the FireDisc Cooker represents all sorts of new delicious opportunities and possibilities you can’t get with just a simple grill. But how do you get started?  

It can be intimidating to cook on a griddle for the first time if you’ve never done it before. What do you need to be careful about? Are there certain tools and accessories you need? Luckily for you, it’s simpler than you think. Here are some tips for starting out and getting used to your new griddle.  

Be Creative 

The first, most important step for learning to cook on a griddle is to just explore. There are so many options and possibilities. The best thing you can do is get creative and try stuff out. All you really need to start is your griddle, some propane and the food you want to try out.  

If you’re not sure where to start, you can explore griddle recipes shared by people just like you on the FireDisc Cooker website. Find out what they’ve been trying and see what looks good to you and your buddies.  

The heat and space of a solid top griddle lets you cook whatever you want. If you want to try out some classic cook-out fare like burgers, hot dogs and corn-on-the-cob, try them and be amazed at the flavor you get from griddle seasoning and the ease with which you cook everything to perfection.  

Don’t worry about drying the meat out by leaving it just a minute too long. The heat of the griddle will sear the outside and keep those juices locked in for a perfect burger.  

Then move on to cook anything your heart desires. The FireDisc Cooker is perfect for stews or stir-frys, and you can cook your whole family’s breakfast at once utilizing the separate heating zones. Fry up some bacon, prepare delicious flapjacks and flip the perfect omelet, and then get it all off the grill at the same time. Try something new!  

Get Equipped 

As you’re getting a feel for your griddle and how you want to use it, it’s the perfect time to think about the sorts of tools and accessories that can help you cook the way you want to on your FireDisc Cooker. Here are just a few of the pieces of equipment you can get to prepare you to be the ultimate grill-master at your next cookout or camping trip:  

 

  • The Ultimate Cooking Weapon is a beautiful, extra-large spatula for stirring fried rice or flipping steaks. There’s also a slotted, deep-dished one that drains oil quickly and is ideal for frying. 

  • Get a cover for your griddle to protect it from the elements when you’re not using it and tie it down with a cable lock to keep it safe while you’re on a hike. 

  • The FireDisc Wind Helmet will block the wind and keep your grill at the optimum temperature for quality cooking.  

 

It’s All About the Seasoning  

Something that will take some time with your griddle is griddle seasoning. Over time as you use it more and more, seasoning your griddle will give it an excellent non-stick surface and flavor that just keeps getting better and better. Take care of it, have patience and you won’t be disappointed.