Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Mini Advice/Opinion

FatDogFatDog Posts: 39
edited 2:19PM in EggHead Forum
After a few years of cooking on my large and small eggs, I have the need for a mini. OK, I don't technically NEED one, I just want one. The only thing is this ... how much can you actually cook on a mini? For instance, can you cook a couple of chicken breasts, two small steaks (5 oz. sirloin), or a pork tenderloin? How many ABTs will fit? Does anyone use a mini for tailgating? Where can I get one in North Carolina ...

So many questions. Thanks for the help.

Comments

  • Ex-GasmanEx-Gasman Posts: 287
    Spartanburg SC has them if your close by. Went and looked at them last week. Looked like 4 hamburgers would fit if that will give you a idea.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    The mini will hold a whole package (8) hotdogs!
    :laugh: :silly:
  • Alan the mini holds a surprising amount of food. 2 chicken breasts, yes; 2 small steaks, yes; pork tenderloin, yes; Never counted the ABT but a good number.
    Tailgating would not be a problem. Like you I had a large and a small before I got my mini. I love the mini.
    Larry
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • If you are cooking for 1-2 it is great and it is more portable than other eggs, just by being smallest. It is still heavy, because it is about 35lbs.
    I cooked a good sized ribeye, a porterhouse, 3 small potatoes, cut in half, 2 burgers. All at separate times.
    You can probably fit 4 burgers, but its going to be tight.
    2 fillet mignons should be no problem. 2 NY strips might be tight.
    I don't think that you can fit 2 ribeyes.
    Its a great grill, but if you have a small, I wouldn't bother. Then again, some consumer spending might be good for the country so go and get one. Haha.
  • If you are cooking for 1-2 it is great and it is more portable than other eggs, just by being smallest. It is still heavy, because it is about 35lbs.
    I cooked a good sized ribeye, a porterhouse, 3 small potatoes, cut in half, 2 burgers. All at separate times.
    You can probably fit 4 burgers, but its going to be tight.
    2 fillet mignons should be no problem. 2 NY strips might be tight.
    I don't think that you can fit 2 ribeyes.
    Its a great grill, but if you have a small, I wouldn't bother. Then again, some consumer spending might be good for the country so go and get one. Haha.
  • FatDogFatDog Posts: 39
    Stoic ...

    I'd rather spend the dollars on a new egg than give one more dime to a congress/president who have no idea how to manage a budget. I'm all about helping the economy by letting the market work.

    Enough politics ... now off to make some bread for tomorrow.
  • If you are cooking for 1-2 it is great and it is more portable than other eggs, just by being smallest. It is still heavy, because it is about 35lbs.
    I cooked a good sized ribeye, a porterhouse, 3 small potatoes, cut in half, 2 burgers. All at separate times.
    You can probably fit 4 burgers, but its going to be tight.
    2 fillet mignons should be no problem. 2 NY strips might be tight.
    I don't think that you can fit 2 ribeyes.
    Its a great grill, but if you have a small, I wouldn't bother. Then again, some consumer spending might be good for the country so go and get one. Haha.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Picture854-1.jpg
    017-1.jpg
    021-1.jpg
    Picture1036.jpg :blush:
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Alan; I had a large for about three weeks and ran right out and got a mini! The size was also my concern before I got it. It does hold plenty of food for two - we have done two nice-size rib-eyes, four pork chops, three chicken halves, etc. It's a great addition to the large - fire it up for quick week-night meals. Love it.
  • Two people? you're fine!
    IMG_0025.jpg
    Three tenderloin steaks or hamburgers seem to fit best for me- tho I had no trouble with 4, just had to think outside the box!
    IMG_1265.jpg
    I have brought it to work and brought it to one of my daughter's softball games
  • rosrosrosros Posts: 408
    basically look at your dinner plate and see how much food fits on it.
  • Ex-GasmanEx-Gasman Posts: 287
    If I look at my dinner plate I better be getting a xlg. B)
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Getting eggcited for mine thanks to you all!!
    FatDog, Just do it!!! :)
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    :laugh: :laugh:

    What is/happened in the last pic?
  • I know you weren't expecting anyone to talk you out of getting a mini and I certainly won't. Take the mini tailgating and drag the small along too. They are both very portable.

    IMG_3522800x600.jpg

    Salmon
    IMG_3403800x600.jpg

    Duck breast
    IMG_0483800x600.jpg

    Cornbread
    IMG_3882800x600.jpg

    Stuffed Cornish Hens over veggies
    IMG_3908800x600.jpg

    Pancakes
    IMG_3856800x600.jpg

    Crawfish Fritata
    IMG_4344800x600.jpg

    Stuffed Pork Loin
    IMG_4356800x600.jpg

    Wings
    IMG_4801800x600.jpg

    Sliders
    IMG_3270800x600.jpg
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Just did 2 KC Strips 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 without a problem.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    LOL you mean mine?? I was inside looking at new pics of this:
    068.jpg
    you need to watch your eggs... they are very jealous if you do not pay attention to them!!! :angry: :blink:
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    In one cook, I can cook more on the mini than my wife and I as well as 3 to 4 grand kids can eat.

    GG
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    What is/was this? :ohmy:


    Picture1036.jpg
  • Hey Fatdog - here is a link that shows lots and lots of mini cooks. You can fit alot more on it than you would think.

    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=680588&catid=1#

    Faith
    Tampa
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.