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

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Fry on a heated griddle or in a skillet about four minutes a side, until the cheese is softly melted. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "It’s National Grilled Cheese Day. Enjoy these takes on the old classic.," 12 Apr. 2019 If using the griddle, set the heated skillet on top of the sandwiches to compact them a bit. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "It’s National Grilled Cheese Day. Enjoy these takes on the old classic.," 12 Apr. 2019 The secret to a perfect pancake is all in the flip, and flipping is easier to do on something like a griddle, which is totally flat and has a large, forgiving surface area. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Perfect Homemade Pancakes in 7 Easy Steps," 27 Mar. 2019 Heat and butter your griddle. Pour about ¼ cup of batter for 4 inch pancakes. Fox News, "Cooking with 'Friends': Duffy Family's Lemon Ricotta Pancakes," 17 July 2017 There are physical constraints to the former Petit Roti space on South 11th Street, including the lack of a real stove or griddle (Cahn makes do with induction burners). Craig Laban,, "Middle Child a bright new player in luncheonette revival," 25 May 2018 The café has a traditional diner feel with an open galley-style kitchen centered around a big griddle, behind a counter with just four stools, and blackboards with menu specials overhead. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Try Oprah's favorite pie in Cape Cod," 22 May 2018 The griddle is naturally non-stick and not heavy like a cast-iron one. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "The Electric Griddle That Turned My Dad Into a Short-Order Breakfast Cook," 11 June 2018 Repeat with remaining batter, brushing griddle with more oil if necessary. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Easy Recipe Alert: How to Make Pancakes," 23 July 2018

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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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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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