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 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, see our new showroom and check out the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Need Help: Mac & Cheese

I love this BGE!!!! Have had great success with pork shoulder, burgers, chicken breast, wings and London broil. Now, I need to prove to my wife that I can handle food that she normally cooks. Can anyone give me some suggestions on how to do it on the egg? Do you ever add any smoke to the Mac and cheese?

Comments

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,692

    If you have your wife's recipe and it goes into a pyrex or something like that, it is easy. Just set up egg for indirect heat and put the pyrex on the grid. Make sure you dont go to high on the heat. I usually keep it around 350 or so. The egg will naturally add a little smoke flavor to the dish. My suggestion would be to try without smoke first and then add later if feel inclined to do so. The last thing you want to do is add it and it overpower the dish and you start off 0-1 cooking your wife's dishes on the egg. Good luck.

     

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • @chubbs, thanks and a very good point!! Need to be 1 for 1!!
  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137
    Chubbs said:

    If you have your wife's recipe and it goes into a pyrex or something like that, it is easy. Just set up egg for indirect heat and put the pyrex on the grid. Make sure you dont go to high on the heat. I usually keep it around 350 or so. The egg will naturally add a little smoke flavor to the dish. My suggestion would be to try without smoke first and then add later if feel inclined to do so. The last thing you want to do is add it and it overpower the dish and you start off 0-1 cooking your wife's dishes on the egg. Good luck.

     

    Good advice!
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    I agree with @Chubbs. Also, try doing vegetables on the egg. I did some cedar plank salmon last night and put some asparagus and yellow zuchinni on as well. A simple, delicious, complete meal.
    image
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    ____________________
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,692
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • twelvebeertwelvebeer Posts: 36

    Pioneer Woman mac n cheese. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/04/macaroni-cheese/

    I dont really like mac n cheese but that is a great recipe!

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,313
    i would just cook it over well burning lump and not add smoke for the first cook. also definately use your wifes recipe, you will be graded on that comparison. i went on a mac and cheese binge a few years ago trying to improve or make it better, found out after lots of experimentation that i like the simple velveeta mac the best
    :))
  • @fishlessman: thanks!!!
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,416
    I got a smoked Mac and cheese that is awesome here it is:

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1142142/smoked-mac-and-cheese#latest

    Started with a tried and true recipe modified it for the egg
  • @u_tarded: thanks!!!
  • I did a mac n cheese with a little hickory and cherry (I was doing ribs at the same time) and we felt that the smoke flavor made it disgusting.
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.