grid·​dle | \ ˈgri-dᵊl How to pronounce griddle (audio) \

Definition of griddle

: a flat stone or metal surface on which food is baked or fried

Examples of griddle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smashburgers start life as 3- to 4-ounce balls of ground meat that then get smashed flat onto a hot griddle. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 10 May 2022 Ethiopian cooks ferment injera's ground-teff batter into a tart, bubbling brew, while the corn dough for Venezuelan arepas is patted straight onto a sizzling griddle. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 4 May 2022 This loosens the meat from the parchment enough that it can be easily flipped out onto a hot griddle. New York Times, 19 July 2021 Tabb, Zarinsky and Brickelmaier are no longer on the road, isolated in a tin can with a hot griddle. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 There are three pans—8– and 10.25–inch skillets, plus a griddle—and a heavy 10.25–inch Dutch oven with a lid. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 4 Apr. 2022 Each taco is then finished with a sear on a hot griddle, which gives the exterior a chip-like texture. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Mar. 2022 The hardware apparently has an internal refrigerator, hot griddle, and self-cleaning system. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 29 Mar. 2022 Heat a griddle or nonstick skillet on medium heat and use a pastry brush to add enough ghee to the pan just to coat the whole surface. Urmila Ramakrishnan, Bon Appétit, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of griddle

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for griddle

Middle English gredil gridiron, from Anglo-French greil, gredile, from Latin craticulum, diminutive of cratis wickerwork — more at hurdle

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16 May 2022

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“Griddle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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grid·​dle | \ ˈgri-dᵊl How to pronounce griddle (audio) \

Kids Definition of griddle

: a flat surface or pan for cooking food

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