One of the most popular foods to cook on a griddle is eggs. They’re a staple of breakfast all over the world and are chock full of healthy nutrients like protein, vitamins and minerals. Not only are they relatively inexpensive but very satiating and most importantly, delicious!
The griddle is the ideal place to cook up eggs. One great thing about cooking eggs on a griddle is the amount of eggs you can cook at the same time. How many can you do in a frying pan at one time? A 17″ griddle can cook 12 eggs and a 36″ griddle can fit up to a whopping 48 eggs!
No more cooking in batches, just cook them all at once. Eggs cook at a lower temperature than many other foods and griddles offer precise heat control helping you cook them just right without overcooking.
Additionally, if you’re cooking on a griddle you can cook your eggs on one side and any other breakfast food accompanying it on the other side simultaneously and at different temperatures. Here’s some helpful tools for cooking eggs as well as some great methods for cooking eggs on your griddle.
Egg Cooking Tools
As with most griddle cooking, the spatula is your go to tool. It’ll allow you to flip, scramble and fold the eggs so no matter what style of egg you’re cooking up, you’ll want to have at least 1, however I recommend having 2 spatulas.
If you’re cooking an over easy egg, 1 will be fine but if you’re cooking scrambled eggs, an egg scramble or omelets you’ll find using 2 spatulas will make things easier. If you need suggestions on griddle spatulas check out our best griddle spatula post.
Trying to get that perfectly round egg? Egg rings act as a mold that will give you the consistent size and shape you’re looking for.
These are perfect for making delicious frittatas or egg sandwiches on an English muffin just like you’re used to from your favorite fast food restaurant. These are also helpful if you like to top your burger with an egg and want to have a nice round egg to match the burger patty.
Having a basting cover on hand will help you cook the perfect over easy/medium/hard eggs without needing to flip them. If you’re worried the yolks may break when you flip them and want to avoid that then a basting cover will help you avoid that issue.
When cooking mini frittatas on the griddle the basting cover will be necessary to ensure the eggs cook through evenly. Otherwise you’ll end up with cooked egg on the bottom and uncooked egg on top.
Heat up your griddle to a low heat around 275 degrees and put down your oil of choice on the cook top. You can crack open the egg directly onto the griddle. If you’re worried about any stray egg shell pieces you can crack them into a separate bowl first and then add them to the griddle.
Keep the heat low and let the egg cook for about 5 minutes. Once the egg white has fully set, carefully remove the egg with your spatula so as not to break the yolk. Next, just serve and enjoy!
These eggs are cooked just like sunny side up but the eggs will need to be flipped to cook the other side as well. Heat up your griddle to a low heat around 275 degrees and put down your oil of choice on the cook top.
You can crack open the egg directly onto the griddle. If you’re worried about any stray egg shell pieces you can crack them into a separate bowl first and then add them to the griddle. Keep the heat low and let the egg cook for about 3-4 minutes.
Once the egg white has fully set, flip the egg over with your spatula but do so very carefully so the yolk does not rupture. For over easy, cook about 1 more minute. For over medium, cook about 2 more minutes. For over hard, cook about 3 more minutes. Remove the egg with your spatula, serve and enjoy.
Scrambled eggs are a quick and easy way of preparing eggs on a griddle. Crack the desired number of eggs into a bowl and scramble them with a whisk or fork. You can add a splash for milk or bit of shredded cheese if desired.
I would avoid adding salt at this time because it will breakdown the eggs. Heat your griddle and add your desired oil. Next, pour the eggs onto the griddle and begin stirring around the egg mixture with your spatulas.
You may add salt when they are almost done or just wait until you take them off. Once the scrambled eggs reach your desired level of doneness (depending on how runny or dry you like the) remove them from the griddle, serve and enjoy.
An egg scramble is your standard scrambled eggs but with mix ins. (Or what I rename my failed omelet attempts.) The griddle is great for cooking this dish because you can cook both the mix ins and the eggs on the same cook top. In a bowl, crack the eggs and scramble them with a fork or whisk.
Heat the griddle, add your oil of choice and sauté the scramble ingredients (ham, peppers, onions, mushrooms etc…) When they are done cooking simply pour the uncooked scrambled eggs (and cheese if desired) over them and scramble together with your spatulas until the eggs are cooked through and the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Remove and serve.
Another popular egg dish you can make on a griddle is an omelet. There’s plenty of space to work with and you can also cook any of the meats or vegetables you’re adding to the omelet on the griddle too.
Start by scrambling the eggs in a bowl and set aside. Heat the griddle to a medium to low temperature. If you want to cook any of the mix ins, do this now before you start cooking the eggs. Add your oil of choice and cook the meat and/or vegetables until done then set aside.
Apply a fresh coat of oil or butter to the griddle and then pour your eggs on in a circle or rectangle shape. Let the eggs sit undisturbed and cook for a minute until the bottom layer is solid and the top layer is still wet.
Spread any meat, vegetables or cheese you’d like onto the egg mix now but be careful not to over stuff the omelet. Next, you can either fold the omelet in half or fold both the left and right side into the middle. Carefully flip the omelet so it doesn’t break and so the ingredients don’t fall out. Cook for another 30 seconds to a minute and then remove and serve.
Typically frittatas are cooked in a skillet but that’s why we’re making mini frittatas griddle style. These are similar to egg bites or sous vide eggs except they’re not cooked sous vide of course. If you want to make these you will need to have purchased egg rings to act as the mold for frittata as well as the basting cover to help the cooking process.
In a bowl, combine 8 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, salt and pepper to taste and whisk together. Next add your desired (pre-chopped) ingredients. Options include herbs, cheeses, veggies and precooked meats.
Heat the griddle to a medium heat and add your oil of choice. Next place the egg rings on top and then fill each egg ring with the egg mixture.
Place the basting cover on top and cook for 6-10 minutes. Remove the basting cover and carefully remove the egg rings. Your mini frittatas are all done at this point and can be removed from the griddle with your spatula and served. These are also great to cook extras of as they can make quick and healthy meal or snack you can reheat later.
There are so many ways to cook up eggs on a griddle and it’s one of the best methods for doing so. You’ll love the ability to cook virtually the entire breakfast on the griddle too. You can cook up the rest of your favorites alongside the eggs.
Bacon, sausage, hash browns, corned beef hash, toast and more. These are just the basics but you can take it a step further and whip up egg sandwiches or egg burritos that everyone will love. If you’re looking for tasty sandwich ideas, take a look at our top 10 sandwiches to make on your griddle.