Grill Everything, from Apple Pie to Ziti
The brightest, best cooks know: Don’t ever be boxed in by expectations and conventional wisdom. Don’t ever let anyone stamp out your creativity. And never, ever let anyone tell you, “No, you can’t grill a piece of apple pie.”
Here are 25 courageous, plucky cooks who refuse to be restricted to chicken thighs and steak.
A delightful band of tattooed, bearded men in cowboy hats called the BBQ Pit Boys has unlocked the secrets of grilled apple pie. It’s explained in a 13-minute video, which is worth the time you’ll invest in it, if this is the sort of thing you want to do.
This was a fun discovery for which we can give thanks to Google’s autofill option. Grab your butter or, according to the recipe, butter-flavored spray and have at it!
Sourdough bread + butter + salt + chocolate = one delightful, melty, oozy sandwich. We have our friends at Food52 to thank for this one.
The Pit Boss BBQ Tool Belt says you can grill donuts, and so, by George, we will!
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If you, like we did, think it is impossible to grill an egg (scrambling over grates seems … challenging), prepare to have your mind blown. Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison of The Sporkful say, Yes, you can!—if you crack it into a halved bell pepper.
Not only can you grill fava beans, it seems like a pretty genius way to prepare them: Instead of shelling and boiling them, simply toss them on a grill and eat ‘em like edamame. Thanks, YumSugar!
Okay, this is more about guacamole made from grilled avocados than it is grilled guacamole. (Guacamole would fall through the grates, clearly.) Bloggers Two Peas & Their Pod show you the way.
This is pretty nifty: If you char chickpeas over a grill, they make for a smoky, deeply flavorful hummus. Thanks to blogger Patio Daddio BBQ for the pro tip.
If you think ice cream is too cold to be grilled, you are wrong. Well, provided you wrap balls of it in homemade pie dough and meringue, as Instructables discovered. Trust us: If you want to grill ice cream, you’re going to need to encase it in something.
Our good friends the BBQ Pit Boys are back again with an instructional video for making beef jerky on the grill. Turn your volume up for the charming accompanying music.