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Demo cook ideas

Hey, I’m an authorized retailer for BGE and we are doing our first demo cook for customers this weekend. I personally have owned an egg for over two years so I’m familiar with it. But I was looking to get some ideas on some cooks for our customers. Something easy that we can serve a lot of people and demonstrate the cooking abilities of the egg. Thanks!

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  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,909

    The Georgia Mountain Eggfest posts recipes from their cooks.  This is a good resource for demo cooks.

    http://www.mountainegg.com/recipes/

    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,537
    Keep it simple. Just do ordinary things like chicken and pork. The sell job is in tasting the food. We routinely hear " this is the best chicken I have ever eaten" 

    Once you get some demos under your belt you may or may not want to get more aggressive. Just remember, you will likely be continually distracted. I don't know how much staff you have, but it can get hectic.
  • OshawaDaveOshawaDave Posts: 62

    ribs and chicken (legs, thighs, breasts) go along way and people have a sample so it won't cost you a bundle.

    Weber Genesis CP310; Weber Q1200 (camping); LBGE.

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  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,731
    I too vote for chicken. Simple chicken, chicken that people with a gasser would turn their nose up at. Maybe have some smoked chicken salad as an app. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

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  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,731
    One thing that I didn’t know until I had one was that most any recipe that calls for baking uncovered can easily be converted to a BGE cook. That isn’t possible on the kettle. 
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    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

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  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,909
    edited April 16
    Oh man, I almost forgot about these.  Grilled S'mores.  Use a pepper rack and buy small waffle cones from the grocery store.  Stuff with Hershey bar squares and marshmallows, grill until melted. 
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,661
    Grilled pineapple with spears.
  • CarolinaCrazyCarolinaCrazy Posts: 571
    Some things you can do in an hour that will def. higlight some smokey goodness:

    - Smoked Cream Cheese w/ Jam (Fig, Blueberry) & Crackers
    - Spatchcocked Chicken - Raised Direct (chicken really highlights smoke flavor easily); or wings!
    - ABTs
    - Lamb chop-cicles


    1 LBGE in Chapel Hill, NC
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 897
    Pig Shots
    SoCal  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    edited April 17
    Bacon wrapped dates. ABTs for sure. Cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers for those that don’t want the heat (mix your favorite rub into the cheese). Cut chicken tenders into thirds, wrap with bacon, dust with rub, grill and then toss in @NecessaryIndulg tequila lime chipotle wing sauce. Meatballs are pretty good too. You can serve them in a variety of ways or sauce with whatever flavors you like. 
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  • I would do pulled pork. you can do it overnight so you don't have to man the egg when you are busy with customers. It keeps well for a few hours and you can serve a ton of people for $20. Then maybe do a short demo or 2 during the day with some wings or abt's or something easy but tastes good. 
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,674
    My vote is for wings. Do some buffalo wings, maybe some lemon pepper and some garlic parmesan.

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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,537
    Griffin said:
    My vote is for wings. Do some buffalo wings, maybe some lemon pepper and some garlic parmesan.
    It’s nice to pick a simple protein and highlight various rubs and sauces. I agree. 
  • ChrisSonn23ChrisSonn23 Posts: 192
    We do demo's quite a bit. Some things that are easy to pump out quick are

    -Meatballs
    -Pizzas
    -Wings
    -Whole Chickens
    -Pork Tenderloin

    I would also do a Pork Butt the night before. People go crazy over the pulled pork. Good luck! Demo's are a great way to show off the Egg. Every time we fire it up, people gravitate towards it and ask questions. 
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    Waterloo, IL
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,477
    I would give serious consideration to a turkey breast.  It has impressed my friends and family as much as anything I cook on an egg.  The key is that most people overcook it so they have never had a moist slice of white meat turkey.  And most slice it wrong.  So while the egg does an excellent job of cooking turkey breast and keeping it juicy - there are some other aspects of the cook/prep that can really accentuate it without giving people the impression that it's just a great "recipe".  It makes the egg seem more magical than it really is.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,414
    SciAggie said:
    Bacon wrapped dates. ABTs for sure. Cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers for those that don’t want the heat (mix your favorite rub into the cheese). Cut chicken tenders into thirds, wrap with bacon, dust with rub, grill and then toss in @NecessaryIndulg tequila lime chipotle wing sauce. Meatballs are pretty good too. You can serve them in a variety of ways or sauce with whatever flavors you like. 
    I like the way you think! Come to Athens in the fall so we can do some tailgating   =)

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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,414
    edited April 19
    Pineapple Gems are pretty good. 

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

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  • zyou11zyou11 Posts: 13
    We fire the Egg up first thing when we get to the store. Cinnamon rolls in CI skillet in the morning. Throw a pork loin (not tenderloin, more expensive and not as big) on shortly after and have it ready for lunch time. Cube it up and have some different sauces we carry out for customers to try. Chicken wings on after that for the customers coming through after work. Maybe some chocolate chip cookies after that if time allows. Really shows the versatility of the Egg and certainly gets all the employees excited!
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