It is an amazing smoker, grille, slow cooker, using lump charcoal as fuel, often with special wood chips on top to add flavor to the food being cooked. Due to it's design, it behaves much like a convection oven, using movement of hot air to cook.
After some fear of cooking failure, Dave took to it like a duck to water, and quickly got our old gas grille out of the area. He has been turning out some amazing meals on his Green Egg, and is always looking at new ideas, recipes, methods. My favorite is when he slaps a split chicken or small whole chicken on it. The breast meat is juicy succulent in a way I've never seen achieved with any other cooking method.
Last night I made a pizza for dinner, and Dave took his first stab at cooking pizza on the Green Egg. As you can see, the results were beautiful.... and delicious.
|I make what we call "inside out" pizza, a recipe given to me by one of my Mom's friends. The mozzarella is under the sauce, then the veggies and parmesan are on the top. Never have to worry about burning the mozzarella.|
|And, here's the Green Egg with it's custom table. I bought it for Dave but have found out that it's best gift I've ever given myself. Dave loves to cook on it, and that works really well for me.|