grid·​dle | \ˈgri-dᵊl \

Definition of griddle 

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

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Heat a griddle or large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Melissa Clark, charlotteobserver, "Easy pancakes make any morning special," 26 June 2018 Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Madison Roberts,, "Jessica Chastain Goes Full Glam While Making Banana Pancakes—and Jennifer Garner Is Here for It," 23 Apr. 2018 Seminar attendees were treated to pieces of fresh summer sausage, cooked on a griddle, and tender, extruded jerky. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: More Wisconsin hunters making their own venison sausage," 17 Feb. 2018 There were two types this day — asada and pork al pastor — both sizzling in piles, ready to go from the sunlit griddle ($2.50 apiece). Alex Kiesig, idahostatesman, "'I love this city': Eat your way through the Capital City Public Market," 6 July 2018 The meat is either cooked on a flat-top griddle or charbroiled over mesquite (my favorite). Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Best burgers in the Bay Area from the 2018 Top 100 restaurants," 12 June 2018 But the griddle’s versatility goes far beyond meat. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appetit, "You 10000000% Need a Cast-Iron Griddle," 8 Feb. 2018 One side is smooth while the other has almost more holes than dough, from the bubbles that swell and pop as the batter settles on the mitad (griddle). Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Makina Cafe, Ethiopian Takeaway With Buoyant Injera," 28 June 2018 Meanwhile, heat a griddle or nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Control the heat to grill the perfect steak," 26 June 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 \

Kids Definition of griddle

: a flat surface or pan for cooking food

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