Are you excited for that out of town outdoor get-away but then it got suspended? Perhaps you have been craving some grilled goodies but you do not have the time for outdoor cooking.
Have you experienced grilling outside then it suddenly rained? The changing weather can ruin someone’s outdoor grilling fantasy. Let’s face it, not everyone has the patience to set up tents and the determination to build fire using wood and charcoal.
Do not feel sad since there are still a few alternatives out there just for you. Enjoy the same old taste of grilled food without the hassle of too much preparation.
Cooking has been made easy using griddle pans. Use griddle pans in the comfort of your kitchen. Do you know there are many benefits to using a griddle? Read on and discover more about life with griddles.
Griddles are not just for pancakes and meat. This is what you should know about griddles. It offers you a large space for cooking a big amount of food at once. Not only that, griddles do not lock in moisture that can affect the taste and texture of your food since it has no sidewalls.
It will also lessen your waiting time in cooking since food cooked in a griddle cooks faster. Without the sidewalls, you can easily flip and check your food. You don’t have to worry about washing and cleaning a lot of kitchenware too. You can cook a variety of food at once in a griddle because of its large space.
Easy Steps in Cooking Corn on the Cob on the Griddle
Can you cook corn on the cob on a griddle? The answer is a definite yes. Read on as we share with you how you can cook corn on the cob on a griddle. You may be thinking that you can just try cooking your corn on the cob in the oven.
Why not cook it in a griddle?
No need to worry because you will not be missing the flavor brought by outdoor grilling. Nothing beats the smoky charred taste combined with the natural sweetness of the corn as you cook it in a griddle.
Here is what you will need for you to cook corn on the cob on a griddle. Grab the following ingredients and follow the directions below to enjoy your corn on the cob.
- Fresh Corns (make sure that the husks are already removed)
- Oil (regular cooking oil/olive oil/canola oil, etc.)
- ¼ cup butter (flavored/unflavoured)
- 1 tablespoon of your preferred herbs (this is optional)
- Zest of a lemon
- Salt and pepper
1. Make sure that the griddle is clean and the corns’ husks and corn silk are already removed.
2. Ready and preheat the griddle to medium-high.
3. Cook the corn in boiling salted water for about five minutes. Check if the corn is cooked with a fork. It is cooked when it is already quite soft. Drain the corn. This process is needed so that your corn will be easily cooked once you put it in the griddle without it being too charred.
4. Prepare the marinating sauce for your corn on the cob. In a bowl, mix the oil, zest of lemon, butter, and herbs. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper depending on your taste. After that, set it aside.
5. Get the boiled corn using the tongs and brush some butter into it. Also, put some oil on the preheated griddle. After that, you can now put the corns on the griddle.
6. Brush your marinating sauce on the corn as it is grilled. Pat the marinating sauce as you flip the corn a quarter turn for every three minutes. You can just repeat on flipping the corn until it is nicely charred.
7. Serve it on a platter and enjoy. You can also serve it with the remaining marinating sauce so that you can brush more of it to your corn if you want.
Bonus Safety and Cleaning Tips when Using a Griddle:
Just like any household and kitchen material that we have, we should know how to properly take care of it so that it stays in its best condition.
Here are some of the safety and cleaning tips that we would like to share with you so that you can use your griddle at its best.
- Griddles are not non-stick pans. Use any type of oil that you have at home to ensure that your food will not stick to your griddle.
- If you are not a fan of charred food, you can consider using a foil to wrap the food you are cooking. Foil can also help if you are cooking a variety of food and you do not want the flavors to mix all.
- Remember that food cooked in the griddle cooks faster. Check the food that you know is easily cooked so that you can still enjoy it without the worry of it being overcooked.
- Never forget to use an oven mitt. We all know that a griddle is a surface full of direct heat. All the areas of the griddle become hot, not just the middle. You do not want to suffer from burns and scalds so do not forget to wear your mitts.
- Use a spatula or tongs. Since we already know that griddles are hot surfaces, we should be extra careful. You do not want your food to be flying around if you tried to flip it with your bare hands. Make sure to use a spatula and tong on flipping the food that you are cooking.
- Do not use too much oil. Griddles are flat surfaces. Make sure that the oil you are using on your griddle will not overflow. Hot oil can also lead to burns and it can even cause a fire.
- Always make sure to clean it every after use. Once the griddle cooled down, scrape off the excess food that may have stuck to the griddle using a spatula. Use a clean wet cloth and wipe its surface.