So EggtoberWest had its commercially-intended effect on me. I bought four new things: two new side-wings for the Egg, a cast iron grill, and a raised grill extender. I used three of the new toys tonight.
First, the new side wings. These are awesome. They look great and they are so functional! Before I bought these, I was constantly juggling my food and tools. No more – plenty of room now!
I also used my new cast iron grill tonight. The cast iron grill is best used for short and hot grilling. Tonight was steak and grilled onions – the perfect opportunity. The grill did its job. Solid grill lines, delicious quick and hot cooking, and a great final product.
One tip I picked up at EggtoberWest – set the cast iron grill crosswise on top of your porcelain coated grill. This will prevent vegetables and other small items from falling through the grill.
So for tonight, I fired the egg up to 550. I put the onions on first, grilling them for about 12-14 minutes total. The steak stayed on for 8 minutes – 2 minutes then flip, twice on each side. Flipping twice allows for criss-crossed grill marks if you want them.
I’m very happy with the new cast iron grill. A delicious dinner on a night when I was home alone!