Just a little over two years ago, we added a Blacktone griddle to our outdoor cooking arsenal. It got some use and then winter came along and it sat unused. And then forgotten. Abandoned and lonely. Even though I had a cover for it, it started to rust. I knew I had to reseason it, but I kept putting it off. And off. And off. This summer, I wanted to restore it, but it’s just too damn hot in Texas for me to want to mess with it.
For some reason, this past week I had an urge to finally restore it. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it.
So I Googled how to restore it and watched some videos. I’m not going to go through the how’s. I followed the directions from a video that Blackstone put out on how to do it. Look it up. It’s a pretty easy process, just a little time consuming.
After reseasoning it, I threw some bacon on. I’ve found frying bacon is a great way to get a good season on cast iron pans, so why not this griddle?
The wife had requested fajitas for dinner Saturday, so while they were cooking on the Egg, I sautéed some onions.
Once the steak was almost done, I tossed it on the griddle to get a really good sear on it. Unfortunately, with football going all day and some libations, no actual pictures of the finished product were taken.
Sunday, I took some of the leftover steak, chopped it up and threw it on the griddle. I let it warm up, then added some tortillas and a blend of Mexican cheese.
Sunday night’s dinner was burgers. Or more accurately bacon cheeseburger sliders. For sliders, I’ve found that 3 ounces is a good size. Duke can usually polish off one, and I can scarf down two.
American cheese for the kid and good ole cheddar for me
I texted this picture to my brother-in-law over at Westbound Soul to make him jealous and he responded “Lmao nice Cheetos”. My only reply was “I have an almost 4-year-old”. He has no idea. Sometimes you just have to throw food on a plate that you know your kid will eat. And then the same food ends up going on your plate. He’ll figure it out someday.
I’m really glad I finally got around to restoring my Blackstone. I forgot how much fun it is to cook on it. Sorry there weren’t any recipes this time, but I’ll get some up shortly. I think tonight I’m going to try my hand at chicken fried rice. Or maybe tomorrow. Definitely some time this week. I’ve already got the stuff to make it and I went ahead and cooked the rice last night. I think it will be a fun little cook.