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Steak logistics

tmastmas Posts: 35
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I want to cook steaks, but also want my side of baked potato.  How do I handle the logistics of cooking the potato (1 hr @ 400) and searing the steak?

XL BGE Katy, TX (otherwise known as Far West Houston)


  • cook the potato first. Take it off and wrap it in foil while the egg is heating up for the steak. I assume you know what to do after that? Potato will stay warm for quite a while. You can even hold it in a warm oven wile the steaks are cooking.

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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Put the potato in the oven.
  • tmastmas Posts: 35
    I try to avoid the oven to keep the house cooler.

    I'm fairly new to the Egg, enlighten me on how I should cook the steaks.
    XL BGE Katy, TX (otherwise known as Far West Houston)
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 14,044

    All the initial enlightenment you will need- enjoy the journey-

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  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    Once you do the potato and let it sit.    Open the bottom grate and get the flames up.    They should come up on their own.     I like mine rare to med rare.    So depending upon thickness I do a sear for a few minutes on each side and take it off.  My wife like her's well done almost shoe leather.     I sear hers same as mine then shut down the grill and let heat radiate from  the ceramic and coals finish hers off.       People call it a dwell on the site.
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Bake you tator first as CTS suggested, and while your waiting for your searing temps
    1 slice your potato in half lengthwise 
    2 scoop out the insides to a bowl
    3 add your fav bbq rub, and a little heavy whipping cream and mix (bacon, chives, cheese, whatever)
    4 return to skins
    5 bake for 15 minutes at 350-400 (indirect)

    I really like doing this with the trex method while the steaks are resting.
  • njlnjl Posts: 865
    Steaks on the egg.  Potatoes in the microwave:
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