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 The flavorful coating is seared onto the surface of the pork on a cast-iron griddle until the orange and thyme are crispy and charred., "Oranges shine in savory recipes, including chicken and stir-fried beef," 20 Apr. 2021 Grill matsHandy mats can turn one side of your grill into a flat griddle to sear steaks with more surface area. Lizzy Briskin,, "What you need to host a BBQ," 24 Mar. 2021 Stock up on chips! Heat cast-iron griddle or cast-iron skillet on medium-high. Leslie Limón, Woman's Day, "Tomatillo Salsa," 7 Apr. 2021 Place the bread on the skillet or griddle and let cook undisturbed for a couple of minutes. Laura Wheatman Hill,, "How to make French toast," 28 Feb. 2021 The best English muffins are cooked on a hot griddle (some muffins are finished in the oven while others finish on the stove). Sara Tane, Good Housekeeping, "2021 Is the Year of the English Muffin," 15 Mar. 2021 Heat a dry, ungreased pan or griddle over medium-high heat. Lisa Zwirn,, "Make your own corn tortillas from (almost) scratch," 2 Mar. 2021 The vintage Zojirushi electric griddle has served me well into adulthood. Hana Asbrink, Bon Appétit, "My Electric Griddle Is the Best ’90s Throwback," 25 Mar. 2021 When you're done prepping your meal, the toaster wire rack, oven tray, crumb rack, and griddle are all removable and easy to clean. Stephanie Perry, Southern Living, "This Retro 3-in-1 Breakfast Station Can Make Coffee, Eggs, and Toast All At Once," 10 Mar. 2021

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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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4 May 2021

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“Griddle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of griddle

: a flat surface or pan on which food is cooked


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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