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Count Down To Eggtoberfest--4 Days

EarlEarl Posts: 468
edited 10:13PM in EggHead Forum
<p /> Hi all:[p]While we were away, i was able to catch some nice pickerel ( walleye ) right off the dock on the first night. Well,now we have to cook them up for dinner. The pan we used was deep & large with a long handle, so the egg seemed like the place to try to answer so past questions. Can you get the egg hot enough to fry fish in oil, butter or grease & still do this safely.
First off, i would not do this again, even thou it work out very well & the fish was great. If by some small chance the pan were to tip over ever so slightly, the grease would cause a flash fire that would flare up to fast to move out of the way. I am sure most of you knew this, but just in case someone was not sure, take my word for it. Don't try it. I wanted to give it a shot for two reasons, first , to cook the fish & second to save others from trying it & getting burnt.
We filled the egg up 3/4's to the fire ring with lump charcoal & started the fire with the lid fully open & the bottom vent wide open as well. The temp got well over 600F in a short time & the grease started to boil & smoke. I closed the bottom vent to just short of 1/2 way & the fire dropped down to about 500F ( these temps are only a guess, as no probe was used )& the oil settled down. The fish was placed in milk & salted batter & slowly placed in the oil for about 4 mins total.[p]Earl


  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    <p />Earl,[p] If you look close, you can see the flames rising above the pans outter edge, could have been a real problem if the pan was not cleaned & had any left over grease on the outside surface,. This would have caught fire for sure, but i felt if we had to , we could have closed the lid & the fire would have been contained (i wastn't going to go that far with this test.LOL ) in the egg.[p]Earl
  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    <p />Earl,
    I also learned that unwanted gas bbq's make great fish cleaning stations.[p]As you can see, we are stiiling at 210 people for eggfest, almost a record. I think we had 220 at the first Eggtoberfest, but we still have 4 days left.[p]

    [ul][li]Registered Attendees [/ul]
  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    At the first EGGTOBERfest we had under 100. We only had 45+ days to pull it off.

  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    JJ,[p] Sorry J.J, then, it was the following year & if i'm wrong again, then the one after that. LOL[p]Earl
  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    Earl, Your countdown is making me very sad
    because we can't make it this year.
    It's also pissing me off.
    More & more; each day by day.
    You know how women get....
    It's a good thing that you are my friend!!
    I will miss you all....
    Love to Barb

  • MopMop Posts: 496
    J Appledog, I know I know, they get......well, you know:....'randy'[p]Mop
  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    J Appledog,[p]Hi Julie:[p]We are sorry to see you can't make it this year, & like all of the others, we will be thinking of you & having a toast to you.
    Now you just be sure to keep our space open at the Fine Food Show again next year. We loved spending the time with you & your food.LOL[p]Earl

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