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cooking side orders!!!

sirlancealotsirlancealot Posts: 506
edited 11:00AM in EggHead Forum
I know many of you have 2nd&3rd eggs for cooking sides while your meat is cooking on one egg,but couldn"t you still cook sides after u take your meat off using the same egg? While your meat is setting? I could be wrong but wouldn"t your egg still be hot enough to put on sides and finish cooking while the meat is setting and the wife is making salad..Most of you usually let your meat set for 30min.-1hr.right? Bge advertizes cooking a whole meal at one time,but i can"t recall seing or hearing any posts to that effect.Is that just a P.O.S. advertisement or is there anyone that cooks a whole meal at once..Sorry for jumping from one thing to the next,but i had to type it while it was coming to this 46yr.old,old,mind of mine :) thanks "peace".


  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    You can cook a whole meal at once. I have done steaks, potatoes, and asparagus on the same egg. I have done salmon and squash, chicken and sliced veggies, and many other meals on one egg.

    It is easier to do with two eggs, especially if the two items you are cooking require a long time to get done and cook at vastly different temperatures. Also, if you are cooking a lot of food then you have to stagger your items. I do chicken parts on one egg and hobo potatoes on another for example.

    Yes, you can cook your sides after taking off the meat, but things like chicken, steaks, and chops may not hold their heat long enough for you to get everything done.

    Here are a few combo meals done on one egg at the same time:




  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    I have three eggs and still sometimes just use one.Like these wings and corn on the cob on the medium :)


    Chicken and corn on the XL :)


    Burgers,fries and romaine lettuce on the medium


    Pork tenderloin and asparagus on the medium :)


    And finally,ribs and beans on the XL.I hope this helps you out ;)

  • Steaks or thin meat - no. Roasts, brisket, butts, chuck most of the time.

    If you watch the pictures there are a lot of full meal pictures.

    If what ever your cooking needs about the same temps then put on first what will take the longest.

    Chicken can be cooked from 250° up to 500°, spuds & corn about the same (higher end needs a raised grid).

    All you have to do is plan a little.

  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    LOL yes we do. I cook most of our meals for the two of us on the med egg. I will mix foods that let me stage different cook times. Like bakers on first, then sear some steaks and toss on some grilled romaine lettuce. I like cooking in parchment a lot and do veggies and fish in there and then foil pouches with other veggies in them. I have a lot of cast iron pans that are 4-9 inches that we have cut the handles off from and do mushrooms, onions or other veggies in them with the meat on the side. I have an egg addiction... I admit it and love having three here to cook on and I am sad when I go out to the gazebo and know the large is at the studio all by itself. sometimes I use two eggs. but tonight was just the minis night it seared some very nice strip steaks that were just rubbed down with fresh garlic and crushed pepper. god I love my eggs. and am glad that is plural :silly: :lol: Julie
  • Those are some kicked back chickens!
  • Did you use a saw or torch to take the handles off? thanks
  • I usually cook the scampi, while the egg is cooling down with the TRex steaks on.

  • those are great pict..thanks
  • thanks for all your responses and pict...
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,042
    LOL - like a play book your first picture included the fancy baker potato presentation I love to serve to company along with prime rib and au jus. Works for me!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I got those from on this forum no less.

    I love doing them.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,042
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • I use my second egg for sides especially if I do not want to pick up a smoke taste from the large.
  • mb168mb168 Posts: 265
    Tons of good posts here on doing a whole meal at once, but to answer one of your questions, it may depend on what you're cooking. For instance, when I cook butts I always plan to have them off the egg 3-4 hrs ahead of time, wrapped in foil, and in a cooler so plenty of time to raise the temp to do burgers, sides, etc.

    My longest cook ever was a medium with an overnight for butts then covered it up, then my dad brought Brunswick stew over in a D.O. that we set on to keep warm still closed up, then right before the party we opened it back up and within minutes were doing burgers and dogs for the kids. I believe the total burn time was 26-27 hrs. This in addition to an XL with 6 racks of BB ribs running beside it for 5+ hrs. Lots of food can be made with a little planning.
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