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Can You Pan-Fry Foods on the Egg?

RiverFarmRiverFarm Posts: 216
edited 8:15AM in EggHead Forum
Our large egg is still in the box awaiting help from a burly son to set it up. Meanwhile, one of the things we liked to do with our gas grill, which said son just inherited, was to cook things like fried peppers on the side burner so that they didn't smell up the house. Can you do that sort of cooking on an egg?


  • Yep, a lot of people saute on the BGE, but not deep frying, that is very dangerous on a grill because of grease fire danger.
  • RiverFarmRiverFarm Posts: 216
    Deep-frying is dangerous for your health, as well! :sick: We weren't contemplating that, but my husband loves to fry up peppers with garlic in olive oil for a sandwich with provolone cheese in the summertime, and we also used the sideburner if we were cooking something with a strong smell or that spattered a lot. We're hoping to keep the egg on our screened porch, so there will be lots of fresh air but we'll still have shelter from rain and bugs.
  • yes.. below is breakfast on the mini... cast iron is best im[not so]ho. many here have cut the handle of a large CI fry pan to use on the egg. cast iron dutch oven is a good choice too . i bought this one as the lid doubles as a fry pan and the two helper handles are more suited to eggin

  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    I did breakfast for a group last weekend and used my CI griddle to do the eggs while bacon was cooking on grill. My griddle has a handle but is small enough to close the lid. Couple nights ago I did grilled green beans in same skillet with some bacon. I've only had my eggs (ran out and bought a mini three weeks after getting my large!) since the end if June and I am a complete convert! Enjoy! ;) :) :)
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Want to blacken some fish?

    This is a classic imho! :woohoo:
  • RiverFarmRiverFarm Posts: 216
    That's really helpful, but guess who didn't think about the handle issue! I have a wonderful 10" CI frying pan that was my grandmother's, that I use all the time. With the handle it's 17 1/2 ", so maybe it would work on my large egg. I also have a CI dutch oven. We could use that, too.

    It also looks like some people do cook with the egg lid up, too, like Bill did with the bacon and eggs . Loco_engr, did you cook the blackened redfish with the cover open the entire time? Good video!

    This will make my husband very happy! We had bought a small Q-series Weber gas grill to fill in the side-burner gap, but I guess we won't be needing it after all. My daughter may get a nice Christmas present!
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    The video is from Frank from Houma & Spring Chicken filmed at the famous Chicken Coop. And yes I think they did it all with dome up.
  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    Yes you can...I do it all the time. I cook breakfast a lot out at competitions and do Cheesesteaks quite often as well. As was said no deep frying but you can certainly pan fry anything.


  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,302
    Here's another alternative for your large. It's called a Griddle-Q and it makes griddle cooking a snap and easy to clean. Just click on the picture to see the slide show.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    Yes, you can with reservations.... be extremely careful and use the minimum amount of oil that you can get away with. Use the most caution when turning, it's best to wear welders gloves, and I use tongs and a spatula together. At all costs, avoid splashing the oil when turning.


    Another option is a griddle and saute your veggies or delicate meats.


    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • fish
    sooo good
  • JalopyBobJalopyBob Posts: 173
    You can deep fry with a dutch oven,in the egg, just keep the oil low in the pan so that it can not overflow. With a pair of welders gloves and the dutch oven lid at the ready there is no real fire danger. Just use common sense and heat control.
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