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We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend and is excited for more warm weather grilling! This week, we’ll be making these two burgers: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Caribbean Chicken, and also eating lots of these Ice Cream Sandwiches in honor of National Ice Cream Month! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

Loving my new "griddle"

guzzijasonguzzijason Posts: 143
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Actually, it's the Lodge 14" pizza pan. I generally use it with a spider, or sometimes right on top of the normal cooking grid. It seems like a custom-made Eggcessory! ;)


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__Jason

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  • Le Oeuf VertLe Oeuf Vert Posts: 512
    Looks like you got the hang of it. Good luck with it.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,578
    That does look like it was made for the egg. I have been thinking about getting one of those myself. Lots of cooking space...and no handles to cut off. Looks like it would be perfect for fajitas.


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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,215
    That all looks really good, Jason, but right now I'd be all over that hamburger. Cool little griddle. About how much was it?

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  • CaCookCaCook Posts: 68
    I have the same pan.. I actually use it for pizza on the BGE, even though the forum members says I should only use a stone, but it seems to work fine for pizza once I got the correct temp and timing. I am sure a stone is better.

    I have always wanted to use it as a griddle except I didn't want the splatter, using it indoors that is... looks like it works great inside the BGE.
  • guzzijasonguzzijason Posts: 143
    Folks will say that stones are better because they absorb steam. I'm not 100% sure that's accurate, however. I always use a stone myself, but mainly because I didn't have a better option. However, there are others in the hard-core pizza-making circles who will tell you that porosity isn't nearly as important as conductivity, and that the best baking surface for pizza is a heavy steel plate.

    I do a lot of pizza making as well, so I may need to give it a shot at some point on the cast iron.

    __Jason
  • achtungpvachtungpv Posts: 39
    If you have an Academy local, I believe it's $14.99 there. I don't think theirs has handles though.
  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,503
    Jason:

    I use mine when I'm too lazy to go out and set up the BGE. Mario Batali claims he uses this in his restaurants.

    Preheat the broiler. I put the pan on the stovetop and use a laser gun to monitor when it gets up close to 450° (Mario says 375°, but what does he know). Then cook on both sides of the dough round. Add toppings and put 4" under the broiler till toppings are bubbly and crust is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

    Comes out just like the real stuff! I'm not crazy about handling the heavy blazing hot cast iron handles, being a weak wimp, but I do what I have to.
    Judy in San Diego
  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    I have a smaller scale one of these with a handle that I use stovetop. Here's a question...do you really get smoke flavor or such using this on the egg? I guess I'm wondering if it is worth firing up the egg if you are using a griddle. I have to admit I'm getting lazy in my old age. Hoping the answer is yes. I love that damn griddle and want to experiment.
  • guzzijasonguzzijason Posts: 143
    mollyshark wrote:
    I have a smaller scale one of these with a handle that I use stovetop. Here's a question...do you really get smoke flavor or such using this on the egg? I guess I'm wondering if it is worth firing up the egg if you are using a griddle. I have to admit I'm getting lazy in my old age. Hoping the answer is yes. I love that damn griddle and want to experiment.

    In this case, it has nothing to do with smoke flavor. Stuff that I sear on the griddle doesn't stay long enough to absorb any appreciable smoke flavor anyway. For instance, when I did the filet mignons, the meat was only cooked for 2 min per side, and then taken off to rest. You're not going to get much smoke flavor from that, even directly over the flame.

    No, the purpose here is to sear and ideally form a nice crust. I've come to the realization that for things like steak and burgers, you can't beat the sear that you get from cast iron. I started cooking certain things in cast iron pans on the Egg last year, but the pan was awkward to use, with the handle getting in the way and what-not.

    Also, searing at hi-temp creates a fair amount of smoke - another reason why I like to do it on the Egg, rather than smoking up the house.

    __Jason
  • atlpatsatlpats Posts: 102
    I've been eyeing the same one on Amazon.. maybe I need to get it. Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
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