How To Use A Weber Top Griddle

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It’s time to break out the Weber Cast Iron griddle and get things done.  Those things rhyme perfectly with... Pesto Salami Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

How To Use A Weber Top Griddle

 That’s right, were going all fancy for this one. Enjoy!

 
Yield: Serve 2 People (makes 2 sandwiches)
Prep time: 5 Minutes plus griddle seasoning time
Cook time: 3-5 Minutes
Cook Temp: 550˚ Grill Temperature
 

Ingredients

Measure   Ingredient                                                      Prep Notes      
6 Ea                                                     Slices, Brioche Bread, Thick Sliced                                           
3 tbsp                                                 Pesto, Basil Fresh                                                                                  
18 slices                                             Salami, Genoa
6 tbsp                                                 Cheese Blend, Italian, Shredded
6 tsp                                                    Cheese, Parmesan, Shredded
As Needed                                         Butter, Salted for toasting bread

                              

Preparation Directions:

Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, blenders and any cooking tools
Clean Weber Grill Grates and ignite Weber, adjust temp to 500˚ and ignite
Heat cast iron griddle for 15 minutes
Once Grill is at temp, time to season the griddle and prepare it for its first use
 

How to Season Your Griddle (cast iron)

Heat your griddle on high heat for 15 minutes or until griddle starts to darken into a deep copper or dark brown color
Carefully add 1 tbsp of Blackstone griddle seasoning or high smoke point oil
Using a towel folded into a small square
Carefully work the griddle seasoning into the griddle until it is evenly applied
Leave the dome open and allow the griddle to burnish in the oil for 5-10 minutes.  Keep heat on high
Repeat the above process 2 more times, every 15 minutes, until the oil has “dried” or polymerized with the griddle.  Wipe off and prepare for cooking
Lightly butter one side of all 6 slices of bread
Turn off grill and allow residual heat of the griddle to toast the bread
Add the bread to the griddle and top EACH slice quickly with
½ tbsp Pesto
1 tbsp Shredded Italian Cheese
1 tsp Parmesan
3 slices Salami
Cook on the first side for approx. 2 minutes to get some color
Using a long pair of tongs, carefully stack the grilled bread to form a triple decker sandwich
Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes or until the sandwich is grilled to your desired doneness
Once grilled to your desired doneness, turn off the grill and remove the sandwiches using tongs
Serve with and devour
 

How to Clean Your Griddle – LIGHTLY SOILED

When finished cooking, allow griddle to fully cool
Scrape off any food or debris using a burger spatula
Wipe off griddle with a damp cloth or towel
Dry griddle with paper towel or towel
Wipe with another fine layer of griddle seasoning until evenly applied
Store in a cool dry place until use
     

Shopping List

Weber Genesis E-325 Indigo Grill, Propane                        Ace SKU – 8017320
Weber Cast Iron Griddle                                                          Ace SKU – 8314411
Manchester Propane Tank, 20 lb                                           Ace SKU – 8100018
 
Published on 5/28/21
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