One of the most popular foods to cook on a griddle is eggs. If you’re here, you want to know how to cook eggs on a griddle. They’re a staple of breakfast worldwide 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 number 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 are 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 make things easier. If you need suggestions on griddle spatulas, check out our best griddle spatula article.
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 have a nice round egg to match the burger patty. Please take a look at our best griddle egg rings article to see our favorites.
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.
Griddle Temperature for Eggs
The temperature of your griddle is critical when cooking eggs. Eggs are delicate and can get ruined very quickly the temperature of the cooktop is off.
Too low a temperature and the eggs will run, but too high a temperature, and they’ll overcook on the bottom before the rest of the egg cooks properly.
Just like BBQ, low and slow is the name of the game. The ideal temperature to cook eggs on a griddle is 275 degrees. This provides enough heat so that the eggs begin to set and cook when placed on the griddle cooktop, but not so hot that they cook too quickly and burn.
Even on the lowest heat setting, your gas griddle may exceed this temperature. If so, turn the burners off once the griddle is climbing past 275 degrees. Eggs cook quick, and the cooktop will maintain the heat necessary to cook the eggs.
I recommend an infrared thermometer to verify the cooktop’s temperature, but if you don’t have one, keep the burner(s) on the lowest possible setting.
If you’re worried about any stray eggshell pieces, you can crack them into a separate bowl first and then add them to the griddle.
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 of milk or a bit of shredded cheese if desired.
I would avoid adding salt at this time because it will break down 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. Keep moving the eggs around, so they cook evenly.
You may add salt when they are almost done or wait until you take them off to season them. Once the scrambled eggs reach your desired level of doneness (depending on how runny or dry you like them), remove them from the griddle, serve and enjoy.
The griddle is great for cooking this dish because you can cook both the mix-ins and the same cooktop eggs. In a bowl, crack the eggs and scramble them with a fork or whisk.
Heat the griddle to low, add your cooking 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 low heat. If you want to cook any of the mix-ins, do this now before cooking the eggs. Add your oil of choice, cook the meat and/or vegetables until done, and 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 overstuff the omelet. Next, you can either fold the omelet in half or fold both the left and right sides 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.
If you struggle with making omelets, you can always purchase a large egg ring to keep everything nice and neat.
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.
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 pre-cooked meats.
Heat the griddle to low 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 as they can make quick and healthy meals or snacks 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, pancakes, hash browns, corned beef hash, French 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.