See also: Barbecue
Grilling is a method of cooking foods by intense heat. Grilling is usually done on a rack over hot coals (charcoal) or under a broiler (gas or electric). For successful grilling, the grill must be clean and allowed to be heated before food is placed on the grilling surface. The food should be coated with oil, fat or clarified butter.
Grilling over an open fire is probably the original method for cooking meat.
Grilled foods are on the menu at more than 80 percent of Independence Day celebrations.