Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.
I love my Char-Broil Big Easy. It gets a workout on a regular basis. Usually, it’s loaded with poultry or on occasion, ribs. This time I set out to try something totally new: fire-roasted eggs. Why? Because I wanted to make a batch of egg salad, that’s why!
Fire-Roasted Eggs on the Char-Broil Big Easy turned out to be pretty time-sensitive. I needed just 8 eggs for my egg salad, but I put few extra into the basket to test as I went so I could get the timing down. It was a cloudy, breezy day, about 60 F out. Different weather conditions could cause your eggs to cook quicker… or slower.
After 12 minutes I had the perfect soft-cooked egg. A little runny yoke. Perfect for dipping bread into.
After 15 minutes the eggs were the equivalent of soft-boiled. Almost on the edge of hard-boiled. If I’d gone much longer I suspect they’d either be way overcooked or explode. That’d be a mess.
I let the eggs rest for 5 minutes then put them into cold water and shelled them. Minutes later I’m enjoying a nice egg salad sandwich.
Fire-Roasted Eggs on the Char-Broil Big Easy
- 10 eggs
- Fire up your Big Easy and let it get hot.
- Place eggs in bottom of the Big Easy basket. Do not overcrowd. I do not recommend using the Big Easy Bunk Basket as the top of the cooker cooks at a different temperature than the bottom.
- Insert basket into the Big Easy and cook eggs. You might want to test an egg after 12 minutes to get a feel for how long you’ll need to cook them.
- When done, remove eggs and let rest 5 minutes then transfer to cold water to cool. Remove shells and enjoy!
Nutritional values are approximate.