Those who do not want to do without grilled meat in winter can fall back on a grill pan or griddle. As on a grill, the food is grilled at a high temperature. Because the pan is made of cast iron, the heat is optimally transferred. Also, the grooving of the bottom gives the food the typical grain of a grill.
Properties of a grill pan
Grill pans usually have a rectangular shape and have a grooved bottom. A particularly positive characteristic of a cast-iron grill pan is the even distribution of heat, which means that meat, fish, or vegetables are cooked quickly and evenly. Due to the elevations on the bottom, the food to be grilled does not lie completely on the bottom, unlike a normal frying pan. This means that the excess fat collects in the spaces between the grooves, preventing cooking in its juice.
A griddle has a smooth surface and is perfect for frying eggs, pancakes and breakfast bacon.