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My Dad's Egg....I did it!

FSUScotsmanFSUScotsman Posts: 754
edited 5:45PM in EggHead Forum
As some of you know I've struggled over what to do about getting my dad an egg, mini or small and the cost. Today I finally said the heck with it!!! Ah....the trials and tribulations of giving in though!!! I decided to buy him a small, I just didn't want him to have to say that he couldn't do what he wanted, though I know he never would have. I started calling around. NO ONE HAD A SMALL!!!! :angry: I spent over an hour calling, in ever expanding circles, to Egg dealers. Finally, I found a dealer in Dothan, almost 90 miles away that had a small in stock. Just to give these guys a plug, it was Hutton Log & Grill Outlet. Talk about a great find!!! They had a wonderful stock and tons of accessories, lots of offset grills, gassers, and cast iron. If you can't find what you need there, they can get it!!!

Anyway, I had a nice drive, put the top down on the Cooper, lit a cigar, and brought the Egg home to dad. He now has a small, plate setter, and several accessories.

Here is what I need next. I've looked over the recipes, but I what I want are some suggestions for some super simple things to get him started. Nothing fancy at all, just basics. I'll show him the spatchcock chicken, and burger and chop basics. Anything with fish and other poultry would be appreciated. Again, they aren't going to be adventurous, just simple stuff.

I'll get him a stash of Dizzy Pig next week!!! :evil:


  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Do you live in Tallahassee?
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Smalls are great for Fatties.
  • FSUScotsmanFSUScotsman Posts: 754
    Tallahassee is home, for now.
  • FSUScotsmanFSUScotsman Posts: 754
    OHHHHH!!!!!! I forgot about fatties!!!!!
  • GeoduckGeoduck Posts: 76
    One reason I finally got an egg (Small) was the desire to be able to cook a steak that was out of this world in taste. I'm a lone ranger so just cook for one but that doesn't mean I don't like good eats. In fact, I like A LOT of good eats!! A 1 1/2 inch (or more) steak from Costco with or without a rub is pure heaven for me. I'm experimenting with rubs, marinades,grill height, hot tubbing, sear then grill and grill then sear. Doesn't matter how I cook it, on the Egg it's out of this world!! And, having a Thermapen means it's always done the way I want it.

    Happy eats to your dad.
  • FSUScotsmanFSUScotsman Posts: 754
    I think it's neat to see so many female Eggers. My wife is just now expressing some interest in learning what all of this is about. TWO AN HALF (#*$ YEARS!!! and she's just now figuring this out!!!

    I've yet to buy myself a Thermapen. I think that may be next for myself and my dad.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Good job Ron! Your Dad is a lucky man. I saw my first mini and small in real life last week in Nokomis and think the small looks a lot more practical if you can only have one.


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    Dothan Alabama? Your dad is a lucky guy.



    Caledon, ON


  • FSUScotsmanFSUScotsman Posts: 754
    I think so as well, sort of. LOL!! I don't know how well I would have taken to egging had my first one been a mini. I also know it will be his only one, so I figured I might as well do it right.
  • FSUScotsmanFSUScotsman Posts: 754
    Yep, it was only about 90 miles each way. Besides, it gave me an excuse to drive 80+ with the top down!!! :evil:
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    B) GOOD SON!!!Bless you and yours!!! B)
  • AnnaGAnnaG Posts: 1,104
    I think that you have done a good thing for your Dad... He will love it once he gets used to it... Hooking him up with DP... You are a good son!!! :)
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