I certainly have an “EGG”sperience I can detail. It was such a traumatizing event that I will NEVER worry about it happening again, because I am now AWARE. As with most grills, when cooking with the lid closed, it is a good idea to ‘burp’ the lid before opening all the way while the grill is in operation. It is especially true with a Big Green Egg. I have been doing cooking demos on the square for a couple of weeks- giving samples, laughing, smiling with happy people eating ‘egg’cellent food I had cooked for them — when I turned around to take some sausage off the grill and I FORGOT to burp it !! When I opened that egg, the flame felt like an explosion… of course, it was mostly my fear , but the problem was– I was grilling smoked sausage, I had the plate setter in– legs up with the rack on top. The sausage grease was pooling on the plate setter and the grease caught on FIRE when I opened the egg. YIKES !!! and if you know me… I have a head full of hair.. and I want to keep it…. but my reactions we way quicker than I realized and I slammed the lid back, but the ceramic top on and shut the bottom damper, problem solved immediately. The grease fire was snuffed right out ,, and I turned around – smiled and kept on grilling and serving sausage like nothing EVER happened… I do have my pride you know… and I was so thankful no one saw me go down in flames… so make it a habit to burp your egg…every time if you want to keep your hair.
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It’s recently been brought to our attention here at Jackson Heating & Cooling that the wire cleaning brush can be a dangerous tool if you are not carefully paying attention to what you are doing. What could the dangers of wire grill brushes possibly be you are asking??? Well, this week, one of our employees had just cleaned his grill and noticed something on the grate. After carefully examining it, he realized it was a small piece of bristle from his wire brush he had just cleaned with.
We began looking into this and see that it is a common danger that people should be aware of and we want to make all of our friends aware of this as well. CBS News posted an article last year on this exact same subject. There have been reports of men and women puncturing their neck tissue and even perforating their gastrointestinal tract requiring emergency surgery. We certainly don’t want to discourage you from grilling but just be aware of the dangers involved with wire grill brushes.
There are some alternatives to the grill brush. We found a great article here that we recommend you checking out. There are certainly many great articles out on the web so check them out. It’s our goal to keep our friends updated with these grilling tips that we feel like you need to know. Stay tuned for more great grilling tips from the Super Girl Grillers!
I enjoy cooking a whole chicken on our grill regularly. I just inject it with a little butter and put it in a cast iron skillet and cook it for about 3 hours at 275-300 degrees. Turns out delicious every single time.
Last year, sometime around March (2012), I learned that I needed to go to a gluten free lifestyle for health reasons. The first three weeks were absolutely the worst as my body was detoxing and getting used to living with out gluten. I’ve learned that even the smallest crumb can cause adverse side effects in your body so I do everything in my power to avoid eating it and I certainly am not going to put anything with gluten on my new Big Green Egg!
So I am getting ready to start trying out some gluten free baking and want to try some recipes. Pizza is one of my favorite foods and while there are a few gluten free frozen pizzas out there on the market, I really want to try cooking a gluten free grilled pizza on my Big Green Egg very soon….I thought I would go ahead and share a few links that I found and I will let you know when I try them each out.
- Click Here for a Rustic Recipe from the Bee Cave Kitchen – The toppings didn’t sound too appeasing to my taste buds on this one, BUT, that doesn’t mean you won’t like it – it just may not be the first one I try out.
- Click Here for an easy recipe from Gluten Free on A Shoestring – This one looks like a really good crust and pretty simple to make! I think I will try this one first.
- Click Here for a recipe from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen – This one looked good but it called for a lot of ingredients for the crust.
There are certainly other things I would like to “bake” on my egg, but I think I will start out with pizza. What about you??? Have you tried any pizzas or any other kind of baking on your Big Green Egg – and what was your ‘egg’sperience??? Don’t forget you can go here to submit your ‘egg’sperience on our site.
Big Green Egg Meat Claws are my most FAVORITE ‘EGG’cessory because according to the Big Book of BBQ, pulling two forks through steaming hot meat helps to separate it so you get succulent strands that are crispy and smoked on one end and melt-in-your-mouth tender on the other end. The meat claws work just perfect for this. You can have the professional ‘look’ of pulled pork or whatever type of meat you are cooking. And cooking it on a Big Green Egg is the best way to get it tender and moist and so tasty. Call us at 770-775-5262. We have the meat claws in stock for an “EGG”cellent price of $15.00