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Big Green Egg - Pt 17 - Stir Frying on the BGE

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This blog entry does have some Big Green Egg specific information, but it also has lots of information that applies to wok cooking or wok cooking on a grill. One surprise about my new Big Green Egg has been the versatility of it. I am now not just grilling and smoking on it, Ive been baking on it and now as of yesterday Stir-Frying. If you told me back in August I’d be baking on the new Big Green Egg, I might have said: “OK why not, I baked a couple things on my gas grill too.” If you had said I’d be stir-frying I would have laughed at you. I don’t stir-fry on anything, never had and I figured I never will.. But it turns out the Big Green Egg excels in wok cooking due to the high heat it can bring to the table. This blog will be about my first attempt at stir frying and what I have learned. I will divide this entry into two parts. The first will cover the big picture.items like why you would want to stir-fry on the Egg, what you need to get, and getting started. The second entry will talk about my first wok cook. Also please note that I am not suddenly declaring myself an expert on using the wok on the Egg. I am just trying to pass along what I have picked up so far, which will hopefully help some other folks who are thinking about trying this too. Read More...
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Kingsford Charcoal Caddy

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In my continuing effort to get my grilling area organized, I picked up a new grilling gizmo that seems to perfectly fit a need of mine. It is the Kingsford Charcoal Caddy and I’m going to describe it here and give my preliminary impressions. Based on some posts on various message boards, it seems to be the real deal and is built to last several years in all kinds of weather. Truth be told I wasn’t even looking for this storage unit. I was on The Container Store website looking for something completely different when I spotted the Charcoal Caddy. Read More...
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New High Tech Thermo

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This blog is a combination of a preliminary review of the new infrared/instant read thermometer I just bought, a description of what happened to the first infrared/instant read thermometer and a comparison of the features of the two. I haven't had much time to play with the new model and frankly they're some things I discovered after I bought it that make me wonder if I'll have second thoughts in the long run. So another purpose of writing this blog is to warn other people who might be thinking of buying this thermometer about some incorrect specs on the website and some specs and functionality that might be lacking. Read More...
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Grate Buns

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This blog entry is going to be about another use it I found for my flattop grill grate for my gas grill. One of the things that I liked about my grill is it has modular accessories that are made to replace one or more of the grill grates. One of those accessories is a flattop grill grate. I must admit when I first bought the grill, I didn't give the flat top grate much use. But in the last few years I've found many different uses for it. This latest use case is my favorite: Toasting New England style hot dog buns. Read More...
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Meatball Grill Pan

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This blog entry is about a one-trick pony type grill accessory that has one thing it does and does well. It is the Williams-Sonoma Meatball Grill Basket, which allows you to cook 12 meatballs on the grill at once. It also shares the advantage of other grill baskets in that you can place the food on the grill at the same time and flip all 12 meatballs together. At the end of this entry I shall provide links to picture entries for some meatball sandwiches I used this pan for, as well as some blog entries on other grill pans I use. Read More...
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Dutch Oven 2

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Sometimes it is strange how things work out. In late November I wrote a blog entry about Dutch ovens. In that blog entry I mentioned that I had no idea how much I would actually use a Dutch Oven and my one regret was not getting a bigger size. Writing about Dutch Ovens caused me to have a conversation with my Father-In-Law about Dutch Ovens and how I loved mine and wished I got a bigger one. Somehow this information got to my wife and one week later I was buying a new Dutch Oven for my Christmas present from my wife. When I looked into Le Creuset Dutch Ovens online I found they had recently revamped the line with several improvements that were news to me. This blog title is a bit of a play on words. It is my second blog on Dutch Ovens, my second Dutch Oven and an improvement to the classic Le Creuset Dutch Oven. This blog will focus on what is new and improved in the new line of Le Creuset Signature Series French Ovens. Read More...
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