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Filet on the Mini

Gene613Gene613 Posts: 53
edited 3:56PM in EggHead Forum
Ok so I am firing up my new MINI for the first time this evening in an attempt at BACON WRAPPED FILETS. Any suggestions? I will be cooking 2 8oz filets.


  • JohnFJohnF Posts: 31
    Gene613,[p]Yes Gene, go to the store and buy some dry ice. Pack them puppies in a small cooler and ship them off to me.
  • Gene613,[p]Here's a video site for kicks that shows the TREX method.[p]The basic idea is to get the egg really, really hot 600-700, throw on the steaks with the cover up for a minute or two on a side. Take the meat off and let it rest for a while. Meanwhile get the egg down to about 400 and then put the steak back on with the lid down for a few more minutes.[p]I think with a filet you really don't want to do more than a minute per side for each time it's put on the grill or you'll dry it out. [p]My two cents,

  • JohnF,
    Man if you only knew the deal my butcher shop has on these puppies!! They are awesome (not something you find in the grocery store) plus REASONABLY prices 4-8oz/$27.99. I mean these puppies you can cut with a fork like a hot knife through butter.

  • Hank,
    Thought about TREXing them. Is using the mini any different (besides size) from a large?

  • Gene613,[p]Sorry, I can't tell you much about the small. I've only used a large egg. I'm sure it can handle the temps, but you might wait for someone with more smarts than me to comment here.[p]Hank
  • Hank,
    Thanks, see all I have ever used is a medium and a large. The medium I only had about a month so really all I have used is a large so the MINI is COMPLETELY new!!

  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    Gene613,[p]Mini is like a large, etc, except you are usually very close to the coals. That means keep an eye on it. Don't do a high temp sear for quite as long..the suggestion of a minute maybe if you get real high temps is plenty.[p]Just offhand, why the bacon? Never quite understood it on a good piece of meat. You're not going to cook it long enough to dry out unless you're going for well done and if so, we'll just end this conversation!!![p]mShark
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Go get um girl.Might as well fry that puppy on the stove.

  • mollyshark,
    Not sure about the bacon either?!?!?!?! That's how it comes so thats how I am cooking it!! I think I will skip the high temp sear and just cook at reasonable temp for a few minutes per side. As for WELL DONE NO WAY you might as well give me a leather boot instead. I want mine med/rare, nice and brown on the outside and nice and dark pink on the inside.

  • eggfooteggfoot Posts: 138
    <p />Gene613,
    you can get the mini as hot as the rest. i just got my mini last week and love it. seems a bit hard to keep in the 250is range but i have not tried very hard either. you dont use any lump so to speak in that little guy, great for a 350ish steak cook.

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