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I'm going to try a breakfast on my Flatrock Sunday after church. I have a bag of Shredded Hash Browns from the grocery store I'll make vs trying my own yet. Will cook some French Toast as well. What would anyone here suggest for the hash browns? Low or medium heat or even higher? I have clarified butter I could use if that is better than oil or of course oil. Any suggestions please throw them my way.
 
Who can beat the way Pancake House does them... big pile, turned a lot, squirting melted butter on them, cover with a lid. I just did a batch for the hunting crew... big pan with lid, (bacon grease) and temp as high as they could stand without burn.
 
I thought about taking pictures about the time I put these breast on my Blackstone tonight. I coated with olive oil, seasoning and put them in food saver bags then into the Sous Vide at 140 degrees for around 3 hours. Let them cool down a little and patted dry, light coat olive oil then a little olive oil on the hot griddle. Seared golden brown. Really moist and delicious!
 

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I have a large bag of frozen tots I want to try on the Flatrock. Saw someone else do frozen fries and apparently it came out well. Thoughts? Hot griddle then us oil or may Ghee butter?
 
I have a large bag of frozen tots I want to try on the Flatrock. Saw someone else do frozen fries and apparently it came out well. Thoughts? Hot griddle then us oil or may Ghee butter?

My only suggestion is that you might want to use a dome to trap heat so the tater tots cook evenly. Since they are fairly thick, you want to make sure they are hot all the way through. Be sure to stir them frequently.
 
My only suggestion is that you might want to use a dome to trap heat so the tater tots cook evenly. Since they are fairly thick, you want to make sure they are hot all the way through. Be sure to stir them frequently.
Good idea on the dome. Not sure I would have thought of that. I do have one I've yet to use.
 
I’ve cooked tots and fries on mine but we don’t really like them that way. I even try the air fryer but nothing close to deep fryer in my opinion.
 
Bummer. We don't want to fry them so the oven would be the other option. I saw one post on another forum where the guy dumped a bag of frozen fries on his flattop and he said it came out very good. But I can see how this could be different.
 
Bummer. We don't want to fry them so the oven would be the other option. I saw one post on another forum where the guy dumped a bag of frozen fries on his flattop and he said it came out very good. But I can see how this could be different.

You can always shallow fry them. Place an aluminum baking pan or roasting pan on top of your griddle and add about 1/4" of cooking oil. Heat it up until it starts to smoke. Then add your tater tots. Stir as needed. If the oil is hot, you won't absorb as much into the potatoes. Drain well on a paper towel after they are golden brown. You will pick up more fat than you would in an air fryer. You can also use this method to shallow fry fish and chicken.
 
You can always shallow fry them. Place an aluminum baking pan or roasting pan on top of your griddle and add about 1/4" of cooking oil. Heat it up until it starts to smoke. Then add your tater tots. Stir as needed. If the oil is hot, you won't absorb as much into the potatoes. Drain well on a paper towel after they are golden brown. You will pick up more fat than you would in an air fryer. You can also use this method to shallow fry fish and chicken.
I'll wager this will taste better than cooking straight on the griddle.
 
I did a search and checked the Popular Accessories with no luck. Anyone have a tray I can place on one end of the Flatrock to place food items I need to remove from direct heat. I prefer wire if possible. Not looking for something that runs the entire length of the cooking area if possible. So many are listed on Amazon with really mixed reviews. Just an example here from Walmart. Seems they are mostly sold out of theirs. This is extendable to 36 inches which I am not sure I want/need. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Blacksto...ming-Rack/458868402?athbdg=L1600&from=/search
 
I did a search and checked the Popular Accessories with no luck. Anyone have a tray I can place on one end of the Flatrock to place food items I need to remove from direct heat. I prefer wire if possible. Not looking for something that runs the entire length of the cooking area if possible. So many are listed on Amazon with really mixed reviews. Just an example here from Walmart. Seems they are mostly sold out of theirs. This is extendable to 36 inches which I am not sure I want/need. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Blacksto...ming-Rack/458868402?athbdg=L1600&from=/search

What did you use as your Amazon search term.?

A cookie cooling rack like the one below should work just fine. It gets the food up off the griddle surface, but radiation from the steel will keep the food warm. It comes in various sizes, so you should be able to find one that works for you.

 
What did you use as your Amazon search term.?

A cookie cooling rack like the one below should work just fine. It gets the food up off the griddle surface, but radiation from the steel will keep the food warm. It comes in various sizes, so you should be able to find one that works for you.

I was wondering if this would be too low to the surface which may still be too hot.
 
I was wondering if this would be too low to the surface which may still be too hot.
I might depend on what you want to keep warm. You also need to consider things like ambient temperature and wind. If you live in Death Valley you are facing a different situation than if you live in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Remember that most griddles have cooking zones. Between elevating the food and reducing the flame for one zone, you should be able to accomplish your task.
 
In Virginia in the mountains and while high winds are not unusual here they are talking about some possible severe wind gusts today which of course can mean power outages. For those not on a whole house generator have you ever lost power while hooked up to your Flatrock and cooking? I've got a couple lbs of Bacon I need to cook here shortly and I'd hate to lose power during this. Oh well. If it happens then it happens.
 
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