How to Stir-Fry on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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 don’t know when the idea of how to stir-fry on the Char-Broil Big Easy first occurred to me. Probably late at night. Probably around the same time I came up with the idea of cooking bacon in the Big Easy. I wasn’t optimistic when I started, but boy was I ever happy when I tasted the final product.

How to Stir-Fry on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: I doubt that using a wok on the Big Easy was something the original designers thought of. Doing so might violate your warranty.

Get a wok…

So obviously you’ll need a wok (otherwise how could you stir-fry on the Char-Broil Big Easy!). A wok big enough so it doesn’t fall into the Big Easy. In my case, I used one with a nice long handle and a good sturdy short handle. No fear of it falling in or sliding off. I took a paper towel and wiped down the inside of the wok with a little vegetable oil as I lit the Big Easy. It took no time at all for the wok to get super-crazy hot.

How to Stir-Fry on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Start simple…

This being my first time trying this I decided to go the simple route. I wanted to prove the concept, and I did that and then some. A few tablespoons of oil into the bottom of the wok along with a head of cut broccoli and two sliced shallots was all I used. I gave it a good stir and let it cook. It was easy and oh what an aroma.

How to Stir-Fry on the Char-Broil Big Easy

In no time at all…

In about 6 minutes or so the broccoli was crisp-tender. I sprinkled a little red pepper flake over the top and served it up. A great side in under 10 minutes!

How to Stir-Fry on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Sizzling hot…

My only concern during my cook was that the Big Easy seemed to get pretty hot. My suspicion is that the wok is trapping most of the heat inside the unit (and hence my disclaimer at the top of this post). That’s great for cooking, but only time will tell if it’s a negative for the lifespan of my Big Easy.

I couldn’t have been happier with my first attempt at stir-fry on the Big Easy. You’ll be seeing me cooking this way a lot more in the future. If you try it, please let us Big Easy fans know your thoughts in the comments below.

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