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Breaking it in! (part 2)

Flank steak was Sunday's dinner.  Another simple meal since Mrs. Pittard and I were exhausted from the Eggfest.  Also, flank steak is something I've done successfully many times in the past, so I could achieve two results.  1.  Test how much better/easier a tried and true recipe is on an Egg vs. my firebox smoker/makeshift grill, and 2.  Learn how to control the temp of the Egg while not having to worry about making good food since this recipe is on auto-pilot.  The flank steak was marinated in Dale's, W-sauce, and lemon juice for about 4 hours.

I fired up the Egg again, this time attempting to not let it go nuclear from the get-go.  I really undershot it this time, so it took a while longer to get up to temp.  Things finally stabilize around 450° dome and I threw on some baking potatoes and began to enjoy a few beverages.


Guess those beverages go to me as I forgot to take pictures of most of the rest of the process.  Once the potatoes were done, I took them off and brought the temp down to around 325° dome and took out the plate setter to go direct on the flank steak.  Cooked it to 110° in the thickest part, pulled it off and opened up the Egg again to get a little bit of a sear on the steak.  


Pulled the steak at 130° in the thickest part and let it rest for a few more minutes.  Simple plating, but a perfect doneness.  I prefer not to flatten out the thicker parts of the flank steak when the in-laws are eating with us as they like a more medium to medium-well.  So the thicker part is perfect for me and SWMBO at the same time the thinner parts are good for the in-laws.


Mrs. Pittard wasn't feeling great, so she rested for the evening.  I enjoyed me dinner date with the other lady that stole my heart though.


She's definitely my kid.  She couldn't get enough of the steak and potatoes!

Another simple meal, but a good experience with the Egg.  All around this meal was much easier to cook and I love being able to go from 325° to 550° in just a few minutes.  I certainly learned a lot about temp control and knowing how long it takes the Egg to fully heat up.

LBGE with a massive wish list
Athens, Ga.


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