Before you ever cook on your Flatrock Flat Top Grill, you will need to season the carbon steel cooktop. Seasoning, a process of repeatedly coating the hot cooktop with oil or a conditioner like our Flat Top Grill Seasoning and Cast Iron Conditioner and burning it off, not only creates a nonstick surface but also prevents moisture from getting trapped in the tiny pores of the metal and causing rust. By filling those pores and heating the griddle, you will be creating a nonstick surface of polymerized oil, which means the liquid oil has changed molecularly and transformed into a solid. The fats and oil that ooze into the surface as you cook will only continue to build this nonstick patina.
NOTE: The Traeger Flatrock’s cooktop comes with a preliminary coating from the factory that does not need to be washed off before you begin the seasoning process.
Though it may sound tricky, seasoning is actually easy to do. To start, here is what you’ll need:
No. Once you have established the initial seasoning, you likely won’t have to season the cooktop again. (The exception would be if the surface rusts, an uncommon but fiaxable situation. After removing the ruest, you will need to re-season the cooktop as directed above.)
However, to keep the surface nonstick and rust free, you should always clean the cooktop after each cook and do the oiling and burn off process, but just one time and not four. Look here for more informaton on how to clean your flat top.
Classic crab cakes are perfect for cooking outside on your flat top. They’re delicious paired with lightly dressed greens as a first course or paired with heartier sides as a main dish. While fresh crab is always a treat, canned crab works well, too.
Chef JRob describes his sweet brunch dish as a cross between French toast and cheesecake. Yet the cream cheese and blueberry filling could not be easier to make, and the large surface area of the flat top lets you cook all the brioche at once so everyone can eat at the same time.
We’re taking the classic smashed burger up a notch with porcini powder and a special sauce. The dried mushroom powder, sometimes called dust, gives the meat an even deeper savory flavor. If your supermarket carries dried porcinis but not powder, simply grind the whole dried mushrooms in a spice grinder. Spreading a little mayo on the buns before toasting them makes them nicely browned and crisped.
Diva Q makes this fantastical, many-layered cake for her kids, who request it often for breakfast (and just about any other time of day). Once you try it, you will know why. For best results, let the crepe batter rest for at least a couple of hours but preferably overnight.
This quick and tasty appetizer is gluten free if you use tamari in place of the soy sauce. For fewer bowls needed at the grill, consider combining the garlic, ginger, scallions, and the red pepper flakes, if using, into one bowl.
Though this batter is exceptionally thick, it yields light and fluffy pancakes, thanks to the egg yolks and whites getting separated and added to the batter at different times. Bonus: You don’t even have to whip the whites first.
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are a great choice for cooking on the griddle. As convenient and quick cooking as chicken breast, they have a deeper flavor and are more forgiving so they’re almost guaranteed to stay juicy after cooking. We like the heat the jalapeño ribs provide. If that’s not your thing, cut the seeds ribs out of the slices. Depending on how filled you like your fajitas, you may have extra vegetables; if so, save them to use in omelets or on pizza.
Cooking fajitas on a flat top griddle makes the process so easy because you can sear the steak, cook the vegetables, and toast the tortillas in three different heat zones at the same time. If you like spicy food, leave the ribs in the jalapeños.
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