She is of Spanish origin, has supplanted the barbecue in the hearts of the French and conquered starred chefs. She ? The plancha! We put it on the grill…
We know it modern version. But for the record, the ancestor of the plancha already made the happiness of the old pilgrims of the way of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle. Today, no more metal placed on embers. The plancha, gas or electric, consists of a smooth cooking plate, enamelled cast iron for the most chic.
Healthy cooking and easy maintenance
Whether gas-fired – to be used outdoors – or electric – ideal on the terrace and indoors – the plancha allows “healthy cooking”. Seared immediately at high temperature (around 300 °), the food retains all its flavor. As for the fat, it passes through the fat collector provided for this purpose.
What can you cook on a plancha?
All ! Vegetables, meat, fish, shellfish, fruit. Its maintenance is a breeze. After each use, just clean the hob. Little tip : it is better to do it when the plate is still warm because the food comes off more easily.
A tip : lukewarm water with a squeezed lemon and the plate of your plancha is like new.