Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Cooking Breakfast with Cast Iron Skillets on a Grill

 There is something wonderful about cooking breakfast outdoors, especially when using cast iron skillets on a grill. This year for the 4th of July we had a house full so, it was a good idea to cook breakfast for everyone on the grill. Here is a review of my cooking experience.

Cooking breakfast with cast iron skillets on a grill

I used my Char-Griller Smokin Champ Charcoal Grill, and a gas grill will also work. Preheating the grill to medium-high temperature was my goal (around 375-400 degrees F).

Here is my Menu:

Bacon

Sausage Links

Hash Browns

Pancakes 

Scrambled Eggs

Over easy Eggs (made in the bacon grease)

Cast iron is perfect for grilling or cooking on any surface, it retains heat very well and provides an even cooking surface. Make sure your skillets are well-seasoned to prevent sticking.

Breakfast on the Grill

I used every cast iron skillet I own to make this breakfast. I cooked the bacon in my 12-inch skillet and started the sausage in my 8-inch skillet. Reserving my 10-inch skillet for the scrambled eggs later. I almost forgot the hash browns and pancakes were cooked on my 17-inch x 9.5-inch griddle. As the food was cooked I moved it to foil pans that I placed on the upper rack to keep it warm.

The Verdict: 

To prevent the scrambled eggs from sticking I used a generous amount of butter in the bottom of the skillet. The bacon cooked well in my 12-inch skillet, and I finished cooking the sausage and over-easy eggs in the bacon grease (not so healthy but so good). 

The pancakes were a challenge as they cooked rather quickly on the griddle. Heat control is the key, the pancakes were the last thing I cooked so, the griddle was too hot at this point. Overall cooking breakfast with cast iron skillets on the grill is an adventure worth trying. I had so much fun cooking this breakfast and everyone really enjoyed the food.

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I only use Lodge Cast Iron Cookware below is what I used for breakfast:




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6 comments:

  1. We haven't cooked breakfast on the grill since camping days years ago, and never this elaborate. But, Oh, do I remember how tasty it was and such fun too. Eggs cooked in bacon grease is SO delicious and there are just special times you need to indulge and enjoy having a non-healthy dish. :) Thanks for sharing your breakfast-on-the-grill holiday meal with us, Sam. Wish I had been there for it. Looks and sounds absolutely fabulous.

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  2. Mary Beth GrangerJuly 9, 2024 at 8:45 AM

    Nothing better than a "big" breakfast and cooking outdoors sounds great!

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  3. Not only does this look like a great way to cook for a large group, but it also looks like a lot of fun. I can imagine all the hands helping your carry the aluminum pans full of food inside, excited about the meal. I have no doubt you guys had an awesome 4th of July weekend together.

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  4. Your grilled breakfast looks fantastic, Sam! I bet it got rave reviews.

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  5. Oh I wish this were possible for me. This sounds like a lovely way to start the day and I bet all the neighbors woke up hungry with those lovely smells coming from next door. Was there a line up? Sam you always make the ordinary foods so extraordinary!

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  6. My hubby has done this in the past and I have to say it's delicious. Your photos are making this "calorie carb counting gal" hungry!

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