When I try to grill vegetables they fall through the grill bars—help!
Our instinct as humans and as cooks is to cut things into the size we want to eat them in. But with grilled veggies, it is easier to cook them if they are cut into large pieces. THEN you can cut them into small pieces after they are cooked! I always cut my zucchini into big flat slabs or even into quarters lengthwise. Onions I cut in round and leave them intact so when they grill they are easy to flip with a spatula, and the layers insulate each other so they stay juicy. I cut peppers into big flat slabs or throw them on the grill whole, same with eggplant. Makes sense? So next time you grill veggies, the question should be “what shape is easiest to grill?” instead of “what shape is easiest to eat?” Once your veggies come off the heat chop them up into bite sizes.