Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and obviously skipping it while camping means you run out of energy. However, if you are cooking breakfast on a griddle it is a challenge and one thing you never thought about addressing before. So here is how to cook breakfast on a griddle and keep the family happy while eating some amazing food.
What Will You Need
Cooking breakfast on a griddle is definitely a challenge because a lot of people use a skillet for cooking. However, when you camp you use what is around and can serve multiple jobs at once and that is what you get here. So gathering up your needed supplies is definitely a start in the right direction and here is a very simple list of what you need.
- Metal Spatula
- Bacon Press
- Pancake Mix or other batters
- Meats For Breakfast
- Mixing Bowls
- Heat Source For Griddle
How Long Does It Take To Cook On A Griddle
Cooking on a griddle actually is very easy to do, but in my experience it cooks a lot faster than on your stove. As shown in the video the first couple of things to cook is your meats. The meats do take the longest amount of time to cook, but once they are started they go quickly. Then you want to shuffled around the other foods you are cooking in the cooking time frame that you are looking at.
As a warning when you are cooking breakfast on a griddle to regulate the temperature. Remember the heat distribution is fairly even and balanced for the most part, but it can be warm and if you get the griddle too hot it takes longer to cool down.
Does The Food Taste Different From A Griddle
Does the food that was cooked on a griddle actually taste different than what you get from a skillet? Well, that is a question that I have to say comes more along the personal taste. For me, I do have to say the food does have a different taste. I am not really sure what causes this different taste, but I am thinking it is along the lines of how the foods are almost all intermingled on the griddle or cooked closely to each other. This allows the food and the flavors to comes together as one.
What Food Can You Cook On A Steel Griddle
Cooking on a griddle does make you think some on what you are going to cook. I know for me I love cooking bacon, pancakes, sausage, and even hamburgers on the griddle. However, I have found that shredded potatoes or hash browns is a great item to cook on the griddle. Not to mention the griddle cooking provides a different flavor profile than what you may be used to.
One food that I have found that works great and taste good is eggs. The key thing to remember is the eggs do get runny when you are cooking them. Plus you do not have the skillet sides to keep the eggs in place. That is why I highly recommend for any liquid type of foods to get the egg rings by Blackstone.
How Difficult Is Clean Up On A Griddle
As you can imagine cooking on a griddle does mean you will have some cleanup. However, compared to having to dump out a skillet full of grease this is quite a bit easier. All that you have to do is clean up a single pan or in this case griddle and in most cases you are able to scrap them clean before the grease solidifies. On the downside one aspect of cleanup is if you do have to wash these in soap and water it is a larger dish. This can make dipping it in the water a lot more challenging.
Is Griddle Cooking Better Than Stove
The fact that a griddle is commonly able to make all of your meal on a single cooking surface definitely makes this one of those things that I think pays off. When you look at this and the fact that camping means you do not have extra space for carrying gear this makes it quite a bit easier. Then you are able to look at this as the only cooking surface you need and preserves some of the precious space needed for other gear. As a side note, if you are hiking, then the griddle for cooking may not be the best option. This comes solely from the weight and size of a griddle.
Frequently Asked Griddle Cooking Questions
What Is Easy To Cook On A Griddle?
Most foods are easy to cook, but I have found bacon, pancakes, eggs, and hamburgers to be the easiest.
How Do I Clean A Griddle?
The cleaning of a griddle is easy once it has cooled down. If food is stuck try using some water on the spot before it is completely cooled off.
Do You Oil A Griddle Before Cooking?
Yes, if you want the food to come off easily and cook properly you need to oil the griddle.
Can I Make Pancakes On A Griddle?
Yes, pancakes are a great meal item for a griddle.
Is Griddle Cooking Healthy?
With the way the grease is removed from the food and the cooking surface a griddle is a great option for healthy cooking.
Our Final Thoughts On How To Cook Breakfast On A Griddle
I have to admit one of my favorite things about camping is the way that you are able to cook. You have the open fire of a campfire, the camp stoves or in this instance the camp griddles. I know that for me once I learned how to cook breakfast on a griddle over the camp stove or an open fire that is tamped down, it was a lifesaver. Now, I can cook breakfast for everyone at the campsite or if we lose electric for any extended period of time I can cook breakfast at home. No matter what, just knowing how to cook breakfast on a griddle is one skill that can be transferred from the campsite to the home rather easily.