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Hamburger Party

sbmfjsbmfj Posts: 37
edited 5:40AM in EggHead Forum
Hi all,

Im having a bbq in a week or so, and well be serving lots of hamburgers. My question has to do with the hamburger buns. I like to serve my buns toasted, and as my old gas grill had a "bun rack" (2nd level one that kinda folds when you closed the lid), that made it easier. I don't have this option with the egg. So, when I'm grilling up like 10 burgers at a time, how should I go about heating up the buns? Should i built a second layer rack? Leave a little room towards the back of the grill, and throw them on there for a cpl of sec's?

Any ideas, suggestions?



  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,654
    toast them all first, then back in later just to heat them a little. never done it, but have seen it posted here, sounds all wrong but should work great
  • sbmfjsbmfj Posts: 37
    Thanks, but that doesnt seem right.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,654
    :laugh: :laugh: was my thoughts as well when i saw the post :laugh: then i looked at perfectly toasted hamburger buns. ;) i always rush the buns at the end, too much heat and burn a bunch :laugh:
  • sbmfjsbmfj Posts: 37
    thats exactly what Im trying to avoid!!! lol
  • BajaTomBajaTom Posts: 1,269
    Try toasting them under your oven broiler. Good luck to all.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,778
    We finally found a good use for a $1000 gasser!! Now if they just made one where the lid would pop up when the toast was done. :laugh:

    Actually, I don't see why you can't throw the buns on after the burgers come off. Doesn't take long.

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,824
    My guess would be to get the burgers done, pull them and pile them up on a platter to retain heat. Tent with foil to assist with heat retention. Toss the buns on the grid and toast, should go very quickly.

    :P :P
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    I don't see why you can't toast them first, pull them, and then at the end, put the buns back on top of the finished burgers for 1 minute to heat back up.

    I saw something interesting on some bbq video the other day and I tried it last night with good results. Put a thin layer of mayo on the buns and then toast them. You could probably also use butter. You can't really taste the mayo (I don't like it!) but it makes for a nicely toasted bun.

    I used to heat my burger buns by just laying them on top of the burgers near the end of the cook and closing the lid. This makes for soft buns, not crispy toasted ones. But they are good that way too.
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,169
    This is what I have always done, gasser or egg. Toast after you pull the burgers. Unless you are cooking four hundred burgers, I think it will work.
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  • crunkcrunk Posts: 94
    I always put the burgers on the bun and then put them back in the plastic bag the buns came in for a few minutes. Creates perfect steamed buns....

    Simple yet effective!
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