Eggs! Will it BBQ?
Will it BBQ? Eggs!
In this segment we pose the question and the answer to Will it BBQ? So much more than just hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats can be BBQ'd, Grilled, or Smoked. And, this is where we try out unique ideas for cooking on a grill or smoker. This week we are BBQ'ing Eggs and letting you know if it will BBQ or not!
InstructionsThe egg shells are air permeable so the smoke can pass through the egg shell, however a lot of store bought eggs are sprayed with a solution that prevents this, so you have to wash and dry your eggs before smoking them. Place them directly on the grates of your grill or smoker at 225° and let them smoke for an hour. After the first hour flip them over to the other side and smoke for another hour. Be careful not to let your smoker get above 250° as this might cause the eggs to burst and you will have a mess in your grill or smoker.
So, Will it BBQ?
From a standpoint of did this give us a cooked egg like a hard boiled one, the answer is yes. However, our goal was to see if this would be an improvement on the traditional hard boiled egg and sadly the answer is not really, no. There was a very little amount of smoke that was picked up but it was not enough to justify letting them smoke to 2 hours. We thought we might not have gotten enough of the spray off of the egg shell to let the smoke through the shell but there was actually a smoke ring in the egg so the smoke did penetrate it just did not make much of an impression. Hey, they can’t all be winners!
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New to the forum and excited to learn! Looking to smoke my first batch of summers on my smoker. I noticed they have strings for hanging, but my smoker is set up more like a traditional barrel grill.
Questions: If I lay my summers on the grate of the smoker, will the casings burst/burn?
Thanks in advance!
The article does not cover when to cold smoke a cured ham. I have 16 wild hog hams in brine as of last night. I need to know at what point do I put them in the smoke house for this phase of the process.
For this version of Landjaeger, we did actually cook it. It could be made differently, but for our entry level MeatgisticsU course, it’s easier and safer to give instructions on doing a proper thermal processing. (Someday we will have to try to get to doing a completely traditional dry cured version.)
Smoked Meat Stabilizer and Sodium Erythorbate are similar to each other, but definitely not a replacement for a real cure, like Sure Cure. They simply act as cure accelerators, speeding up the conversion of nitrite in sausage during thermal processing. Using an accelerator (like one of these, or Encapsulated Citric Acid) allows you to skip the holding stage after stuffing and go straight into the smokehouse.
In the ‘Meat Block’ you don’t list using a cure. The packet of Landjaeger seasoning I purchased came with a packet of Cure.
As this is a sausage that is ment to be consumed without cooking shouldn’t a cure be used. I know you put in the wrap up about using Smoked Meat Stabilizer or Sodium Erythorbate are they equivalent to using a true cure.
You shouldn’t have a noticeable difference in stuffing based upon the difference of using a grinder or a bowl chopper.
Your biggest help in making stuffing easier will be using plenty of water. At least 1 quart per 25 lb meat block, but up to 2 quarts is even better. And, your lean to fat ratio will make a difference. Leaner meat will be harder to stuff while a higher fat content will make things easier. Keep the meat as cold as possible too and that will help make things a little easier to stuff as well.
I would continue to use the grinder and just add a little more water to the mixture and make sure you lube the gasket and you should be good to go. Although you could definitely use the Buffalo chopper and just add ice instead of straight water and that should help.