Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tools of the Trade: Batch Cooking (Electric Griddle for about $17!)

Batch Cooking: Tools of the Trade ( Electric Griddle for $17!)

Jon's family owns this gorgeous beach house in Maine that we've been lucky enough to visit a few times. On the last trip, we found this enormous electric griddle under the counter. We ended up using it every single day! Pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs... We could cook a huge breakfast for a crowd in just a few minutes with minimal dishes!

I did a little research and found out how affordable they are. You can get one from Walmart by clicking here for $17.

Using the electric griddle, I can double my favorite pancake recipe (Joy of Cooking Cookbook) and make 40 pancakes in about 8 minutes. We eat a few for breakfast and then freeze the rest in batches of 3. I wrap the stack of 3 in wax paper and then put several wax papered stacks in a gallon freezer bag. When I want to reheat, I microwave for 90 seconds. 

They taste just as good reheated as they did the first day! 

If you have the money budgeted to spare, this is a great investment to save you some time for years to come. Before purchasing, make sure you think about the size of this griddle and make sure you have room in the kitchen to store it without cluttering up your kitchen.

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