- You will need to maintain flames for frying.
- If using a rock, a slight depression in the stone’s surface will hold oil for better frying.
- Test unfamiliar rocks by placing them in a large fire and moving far away. If they pop or crumble, then that type of rock is not a good candidate for a griddle. Never get rocks from a wet location, as they can explode when heated.
- When you are finished cooking, let the griddle cool slowly on its own. Don’t try to wash it until it is cold, especially if it’s a stone griddle.
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