It’s time for some tasty flaky biscuits on the grill with these easy to follow photo instructions. Grill on and enjoy a biscuit on me.
Editor’s note: Originally Published June 1, 2011. Last Updated September 1, 2018, with re-written and expanded text, re-edited photos, a slight update to technique to reflect current practice and a couple of dog pictures.
I have been on the search for grilled sides, and I have tried this several times, but I now have it right. The answer was quite simple. All I needed to do was turn down the heat and rotate the pan. Dah…
I’m a biscuit guy. Show me a great biscuit, and I will follow you home. But in a “cooking for two” household, they are just darn convenient. You can keep the ingredients and whip up a fresh bread side dish is minutes instead of buying a nice loaf and having it go to waste.
I almost always have extra space on the grill for an easy side like this. A very nice standard biscuit.
Recipe Notes for Grilled Biscuits
Use any drop biscuit recipe you want. I went with a simple one from an old Betty Crocker Cookbook that I have used for years. I tend to bump up the baking powder a bit for more lift.
Grill temperature is important. You usually think of doing biscuits at a high temperature in the oven. But high in the oven is 425 while high on a grill is usually 550 to 700 degrees. Not the same.
So biscuits are not doable on a high grill but works fine in the 400-450 range which is what I define as a medium grill. This is where I cook pork and chicken but not beef.
I tend to use a 10 inch cast iron pan for this but any solid bottom grill pan would work.
Note on the buttermilk: You can use fresh or dried buttermilk which is what I do, or you can substitute for the buttermilk with 1 cup warm milk with 1-2 teaspoons vinegar added and set for 5 – 10 minutes.
Other Great Grilling Side Dishes
If the grill is not already on, preheat to medium which is a grill surface temperature of 400-450. If the grill is on, then adjust the temperature to 400-450 degrees.
First combine 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix well. Using the fork, cut in 6 tablespoons butter.
Brush a cast iron skillet with 1-2 teaspoons of oil.
Mix 3/4 cup buttermilk into dry. Mix until moist.
Using a large tablespoon heaping with dough, make eight biscuits and place in pan.
Place on grill over medium heat. Rotate pan after 5-6 minutes.
Cook until browning nicely 15-18 minutes but somewhat variable due to the grill and pan.
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- If the grill is not already on, preheat to medium which is a grill surface temperature of 400-450. If the grill is on, then adjust the temperature to 400-450 degrees.
- First combine 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix well. Cut in 6 tablespoons butter with a fork.
- Brush a cast iron skillet with 1-2 teaspoon of oil.
- Mix 3/4 cup buttermilk into dry mixture. Mix until moist.
- Using a large tablespoon heaping with dough, make eight biscuits and place in pan
- Place on grill over medium heat. Rotate pan after 5-6 minutes.
- Cook until browning about 15-18 minutes.
Nutrition is generally for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.
All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.
Originally Published June 1, 2011