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Get Griddle Grilling With These Mouthwatering Recipes (19 Recipes)

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Plated griddle corn cakes

The backyard griddle business is on fire and we’ve got the griddle recipes to help you get in on the flat top action.

Griddle grilling is arguably one of the hottest sectors of the outdoor cooking market, with several big-name manufacturers now offering up premium backyard griddle units.

And with good reason. The flattop griddles have long been the most valuable player in a diner and many high-end restaurants. Think of it as a giant skillet with multiple heat zones. Chefs around the world love their griddles (aka flattops or planchas) because they can manage several orders simultaneously: burgers in one heat zone, hash browns in another, eggs in another. They also offer excellent temperature control, and boy, can they create a great brown Maillard surface. But the real thrill, in my opinion, is the seemingly endless number of dishes you can create thanks to its versatility!

Ready to try your hand at the griddle game? Here are a few fun recipes from our own team and such well-known griddle experts as Paul SidoriakChef Stef, and Neal Williams (a.k.a. The Flat Top King) to help get you started.

smash-burger

The Ultimate Diner Burger Recipe (a.k.a. The Smash Burger)

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Create the skinny, crispy edged burgers that you love at diners with this simple recipe for the Wimpy burger. Infinitely better than any mass produced quarter pounder, these homemade diner-style burgers are small disks, 4 ounces or less, pressed flat and cooked on a griddle to maximize the flavor and crispness.
smashed meatballs sliders

The Flat Top King Crushes It With Smashed Meatball Sliders

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The Flat Top King

The Flat Top King fires up the griddle for these delicious smashed meatball sliders featuring a delicious blend of meats, topped with cheese, marinara, and fresh basil on slider buns.
Philly cheesesteak sandwich

John Markus’ World Famous Philly Cheesesteak

If you are a fan of authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, there is no reason to travel to the city of brotherly love thanks to this delicious recipe.
Griddle grilled crab cake topped with aioli

Mouthwatering Crab Cakes, Griddle Grilled To Perfection

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Jumbo lump crab meat shines brightly in this recipe for griddle grilled crab cakes with rosemary aioli. Exceptional crab cakes begin with high quality crab, gently blended with a minimum amount of other ingredients so that the crab remains the star of the show, then finished on the grill.
Plated griddle corn cakes

Griddle Grilled Corn Cakes, Fresh Corn At Its Finest

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

This griddle grilled corn cakes recipe is the perfect side dish for any backyard cookout. The recipe begins with fire roasting fresh ears of corn. The kernels are then removed and added to a light and airy batter that is grilled on a griddle until fluffy and golden brown. You can even customize your corn cakes!
Pork loin Cuban sandwich plated

A Cuban Sandwich Tastes Better When The Meat Is Smoked

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Slow smoked pork loin provides a unique twist on a Florida favorite in this grilled Cuban sandwich recipe. Thinly sliced smoked pork loin joins sliced ham, mustard, pickles, and Swiss cheese on Cuban style bread before being wrapped in foil, pressed, and grilled to crunchy perfection.
grilled grilled chorizo breakfast tacos

Griddle Grilled Chorizo Breakfast Tacos Make Breakfast Pop

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Paul Sidoriak

Kick your breakfast into high gear with this recipe for Griddle Grilled Chorizo Breakfast Tacos. Griddle grilling is a fantastic way to expand the culinary possibilities of outdoor cooking!
French toasted topped with fresh fruit

French Toast On The Grill, A Breakfast Must

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Elevate breakfast to new heights by hitting the grill for this heavenly French toast recipe. Toast is dipped in to an egg mixture before being cooked on the grill, either with a griddle or, better yet, directly on the grill grates. The result is a smoky, full flavored French toast that puts the indoor manor to shame.
Gooey grilled cheese sandwich halves

Real Grilled Cheese Is Made On A Grill And Ham Makes It Even Better

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

We put the "grill" back in grilled cheese with this recipe for creating these ooey gooey sandwiches over live fire and smoke. This step-by-step guides includes everything you need to create the perfect grilled cheese sandwich on the grill, from selecting the right cheese to the perfect bread, and so much more.
Griddle Up Shrimp And Cheesy Polenta Cakes

Griddle Up Shrimp And Cheesy Polenta Cakes

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Paul Sidoriak

Shrimp and corn are a match made in heaven. Instead of the usual shrimp and grits, enjoy the combination in this recipe for Griddle Grilled Shrimp with Cheesy Polenta Cakes. A white wine griddle sauce takes this recipe up a notch.
Reuben sandwich

Classic New York Style Rockin’ Reuben Sandwich Recipe

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Create the ultimate Reuben sandwich with this simple recipe. If you've never tried a Reuben sandwich then you're missing out on one of the greatest flavor combinations ever. Thinly sliced corned beef is layered thick on rye or pumpernickel bread along with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and a Russian-style dressing.
Philly cheesesteak sandwich

Griddle Grilled Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie

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Paul Sidoriak

Philly cheesesteak lovers rejoice! Here's a recipe to make them at home. And the best part? They are griddle grilled, meaning the mess and smell remain outdoors.
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croque madam sandwich

Enjoy A Taste Of Paris With This Twist On The Croque Madame

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Chef Stef

If you are a fan of the classic French sandwich, croque madame, then you are going to love this unique griddled twist - the Dinde Madame Avec Pan De Miga -- featuring turkey instead of ham and spinach in the béchamel.
plated stuffed chicken breast

Low Carb Sous-Vide-Que Deconstructed Club Sandwich

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Chef Stef

If you are a fan of the club sandwich then you are certain to fall in love with this carb-free deconstructed version featuring sous vide and griddle-grilled stuffed chicken breasts.
Seared salmon on a salad

Griddled Salmon On A Salad Is Simply Simple And Delicious

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Take ordinary salads over the top with this tested recipe for crispy crusty salmon. Fresh salmon is cooked on the grill with a griddle until it's interior is perfectly cooked and buttery while the skin is crackling crisp. The fish is then served on dressed romaine lettuce along with grated parmesan and garlic croutons.
bacon wrapped corn

Griddle Grilled Bacon Jalapeño Wrapped Corn

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Paul Sidoriak

This griddle grilled corn dish makes a perfect accompanying act to almost any recipe, but it could star as a lunch all by itself. The sweetness of the corn works great with the saltiness of the bacon, and the punch of heat from the jalapenos is tempered by the cream cheese.
corned beef hash

The Corned Beef Hash Recipe All Others Aspire To Be

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Corned beef hash is a perfect way to use leftover corned beef after St. Patrick's Day has come and gone. Cooking chopped corned beef along with potatoes, onion, and other select ingredients results in a dish that puts all other corned beef hash to shame. Top it with an egg or other ingredients for your own twist.
A crispy potato latke lifted from the oil on a slotted spoon

Latkes aka Potato Pancakes aka Crispy Creamy Hash Browns Are The World’s Best Potatoes

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

This simple, yet flavor packed recipe for hash browns, aka potato pancakes and latkes is the most perfect use of potatoes with their mahogany crunchy edges, crispy golden midsection, and tender, rich, meaty interiors. Traditionally fried in December for Hanukkah, potato latkes are hash browns on steroids.
golden fried cheese crisp

Frico Cheese Crisps Recipe

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

If you love the crispy bits of cheese that stick to the griddle when you make grilled cheese sandwiches even better than the sandwich, frico will become your favorite munchie. Frico are lacy, cheesy, crunchy crackers that are quick and easy appetizers or snacks. They're best when made with Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Published On: 5/9/2019 Last Modified: 8/30/2023

 

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