One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A heavy, flat iron plate that is heated and used for cooking food.as modifier ‘griddle cakes’
- ‘Heat an iron skillet or griddle over a high heat until very hot.’
- ‘Get an overhead grill hot for the tomatoes, and either a char-grill or ridged griddle pan for the lamb.’
- ‘To cook, place the skewers on a barbeque hot plate, griddle or in the oven (pre-heated to 200 degrees C, for 15 to 20 minutes).’
- ‘I poured batter into the griddle before taking the plate over and putting it in the middle of the table.’
- ‘There are pizza ovens, griddles, infrared rotisseries, built-in woks, deep-fryers - you can customize your outdoor kitchen to suit the food you cook and the way you want to entertain.’
2historical A miner's wire-bottomed sieve.sieve, riddle, sifter, strainer, colander, filter, winnowView synonyms
1Cook on a griddle.‘griddled corn cakes’
- ‘Wash and trim the scallops and then griddle them until juicy but do not overcook.’
- ‘To start, Leni had the griddled king scallops with pancetta, mousseline potato and garlic butter for €11.95, which was very reasonable.’
- ‘The chicken is delicately spiced and served with a griddled vegetable couscous.’
- ‘Jamie Oliver suggests griddling the asparagus spears on a hot griddle pan for a couple of minutes, turning a couple of times.’
- ‘I made griddled salmon with steamed broccoli and courgettes, and we talked, and laughed, and my Dad opened a lovely bottle of Chardonnay.’
2historical Screen (ore) with a griddle.‘black copper ore is generally griddled out’sieve, riddle, sift, strain, filter, sort, winnowView synonyms
Middle English (denoting a gridiron): from Old French gredil, from Latin craticula, diminutive of cratis ‘hurdle’; related to crate, grate, and grill.
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