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Mini Egg Cooks - Question

Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
edited 11:59PM in EggHead Forum
Maggie Mini comes in handy when we want to cook a steak or a couple of hamburger patties but we've seen some very creative dishes cooked on Mini's over the years.

Could some of you offer up some suggestions for something cooked on the Mini along with set-ups.

Recipes and photos would be nice too.

Thanks.

Spring "Maximizing My Mini" Chicken
Spring Texas USA

Comments

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Good morning Leroy. :) Hope all is well with you all. Tim B)
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,590
    Spatchcocked chicken works:
    350/400 Direct and raised.....mini woo (1 3/4inch)
    Hope this finds you and the lovely Judy fine :)
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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Last night at the after party. Shrimp with Canadian Crack. :)

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    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
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,590
    Cooks grouper good also ;)
    Mini woo at work....
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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BoxerpapaBoxerpapa Posts: 989
    Here's a whole chicken cooked on the Mini I used to own. Took out the fire ring so the lid would close. More of a hassle if anything, but it worked.

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  • 4lb roasts- chicken, beef or lamb. Fish steaks and filets. You'll notice a lot of the time I use my raised grid setup for the mini. I achieve indirect usually by putting foil on the lower grid (except with pizzas. The following are a good representation of (easy) cooks I've done on the mini. Also not shown here are Grilled shrimp (skewered) and grilled scallops.
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    oysters
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    Salmon filets ( stacked, skin side down)
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    boneless, stuffed leg of lamb
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    Pizza
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    Beef shoulder muscle
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    Salmon Steaks
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    Romaine
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    1.5- 2 lb Marinated Steak tips
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    Tenderloin steaks
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    my 2nd cook on the mini (check out the gaskets and the grid!) 3.5lb roast beef (I don't remember the cut} that smoke smelled goooood!
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
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    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
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    Thanks guys... Just the kind of stuff I need.

    I won a Mini at the Oklahoma City Eggfest and we're giving it to my brother-in-law in New Orleans to get him in on the fun of Egg'n. He is a pretty good cook so I'm looking forward to visting him.

    Yes, we're giving him an "I'm an Egghead" shirt too. And maybe a jug of rum to help entertain his brother-in-law when I'm in town.

    These examples will give him a great start.

    Spring "A Mini Is Just A Really Small Large" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • Beef wibs on da beach
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    Wolf Man's cornbread
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    Lots of breakfast stuff
    Æbleskiver
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    Mini Fritatas
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    Chorizo balls
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    Bisquits - two 8" pizza stones
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    Pancakes
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    Eggs
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    More fritatas
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    One wack of BBs
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    maybe Faith will chime in - she does some neat stuff on her mini
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    These must have been back when you were living out of your suitcase at the new job? Pretty creative, not to mention delicious. Gives him a lot more choices.

    Thanks

    Spring "Any Mini Miney Mo" Chicken
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    Thanks Molly

    Pizza is a good idea.

    Spring "Piece 'a Pizza" Chicken
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    That double rack setup tells me I've got to get him (and me) an accessory or two.

    Food looks fantastic.

    Spring "Accessories Makes For Better Cooking" Chicken
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    I wouldn't have thought you could get a whole chicken in a Mini but it looks like I'm wrong.

    Thanks

    Spring "Two Halves Make A Deeper Hole" Chicken
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,432
    I got a second fire ring in the mini for a raised grid setup, also helps to protect the gasket from excessive heat.
    A few pic's, some out of the usual fair.

    Plump game hen;
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    Stuffed skins;
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    Mini pizza's are big fun;
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    Sesame teriyaki marinated tri-tip;
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  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    I seem to recall seeing that picture and it made me want some grouper. Now you've gone and done it again.

    I forgot about the Mini Woo. Guess I'd better get a couple of them.

    Thanks.

    Spring "Groaping Grouper" Chicken
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    Thanks again Molly. He loves shrimp so that is right on...

    Thanks.

    Spring "Big Shrimps For Mini Eggs" Chicken
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    Me thinks I'll have to try doing that one of these days.

    Thanks Mickey.

    Spring "Try It I'll Like It" Chicken
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    Thanks Tim. Yea, we're doing fine. I'm missing cooking in the Coop though. Did some plank salmon and some burgers and some chicken parts but it's just way too hot outside for a cool dude like me LOL

    Still got the knee thing going on too but feeling better every day.

    Spring "Cool Is In" Chicken
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    Great shots of good ideas. I'm sure he will love seeing more of what can be cooked on the Mini. I know I do.

    Thanks

    Spring "Mini Ideas Abound" Chicken
  • Here goes.

    Stuffed chicken breast:

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    Greek chicken kabobs:

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    Pizza on the 8 inch pizza stone, plus 3 green feet:

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    Stuffed Portabella mushrooms:

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    Macaroni and cheese on the 8 inch pizza stone:

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    Scallops in a cast iron skillet - handle cut off:

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    Salmon on a cedar plank that was cut in half and soaked in water:

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    Stuffed poblano peppers on the pizza stone:

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    Seared tuna steak:

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    Greek flaming cheese - Opa!!

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    Stuffed pork loin roast - this will feed alot of people:

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    2 inch thick steak:

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    BBQ shrimp:

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    Meatball calzone:

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    2 racks of lamb:

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    Colossal stuffed scallops:

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    Pesto turkey meatballs with 1/2 spaghetti squash:

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    Enjoy!!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Tamales

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    Beef Ribs

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    Planked Salmon

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    Steak in peanut intense sauce

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    Planked crostinis with fresh cheese

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    Stuffed jalapenos

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    Shrimps in mustard sauce

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    Arrachera tacos

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    Burgers

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    Scallops
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    Lamb Lollipops

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    Strawbwrry crostinis
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    sausages... :laugh:

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    Chicken breasts

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    Roast beef
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    I could go on & on we use the mini so much....but you are very creative Leroy...GOOD LUCK & a big hug to beautiful Judy
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    Wow Faith. You just set the record. Very creative dishes and from the looks of it, very tasty too.

    I'll have to take all these photos and create a Mini cookbook for him (and Me).

    Thanks

    Spring "Got More Ideas Than I've Got Stuff To Cook" Chicken
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    Beli, you may have tied Faith in number of ideas. All of them look great too. Obviously, you were having fun cooking these. You always do.

    You even threw in a pretty girl to add to the fun.

    I'm getting sooo hungry looking at all these dishes.

    Thanks

    Spring "North Of The Border Up Spring Texas Way" Chicken
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. There were 64 photos in all and each was good enough to show the Mini's versitility.

    My plan is to print the photos and make sort of an album to go with the Mini Egg we're giving my brother-in-law in a few weeks. I want him to try Egg'n on his own without me being around. I think he will go slow at first but being the good cook that he is he may just jump right in with some of these dishes.

    Spring "Making Future Eggheads" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • I do not own a camera but I do own 3 eggs with very few gadgets. Try this:
    An eight once wheel of brie. Slice rind from one end(the circle), cover with pepper jelly. Get to room temperature. In the mean time get the egg to 300 degrees. Have a "soaked" plank of maple wood placed on the mini just before it starts to smoke add brie, as soon it starts to melt pull off and place on a baguette or whatever is your favorite artisan bread. Can't find any maple planks, just place a chunk of maple wood with the charcoal. When the wood starts to smoke, Use a small pizza pan and place the brie on it and same as above.
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,015
    I take it that you've done this more than once LOL

    Sounds really good. Gotta find some maple then go to the grocery store. Then fire up the Egg. Oh wait!!! It feels like 106° out there. I think I'll just unwrap a slice of Kraft sandwich slices and make me a tall rum'n coke for now.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Spring "Too Hot To Make Fire" Chicken
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I bow to you mini cooking QUEEN!!!!!!
    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
  • just FYI my pizza setup - 8" stone wrapped in HD Aluminum foil set on the cooking grid, 3 smooth stones on top of that and Pizza stone on top of those stones.

    My raised grid setup was done before the invention of the Woo Kim set up. It's just an extra mini grid with 3 bolts (I think 2.1/2" x 3/8").

    good luck!
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Where did you find the small CI griddle and evelskiver/fritata pans? My mini needs her toys.
    PattyO
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