I’m beginning to channel my inner Ron Popeil (“it slices, it dices, it juliennes!”) when it comes to my Big Green Egg. As if being a first-class smoker, grill, and ceramic pizza oven wasn’t enough, now it’s a wok burner. Yes, ladies and gentlemen: it stir-fries, too. Have you been chasing wok hei on your underpowered gas stove? Have you lusted after your local Chinese restaurant’s crazy-powerful gas jets? Put all of that to rest and get a Big Green Egg and the Woo3 cooking ring (a stainless steel insert used to raise the cooking grid or hold a wok).
Okay, it won’t stir-fry in the manufacturer’s original configuration, but with the nifty aforementioned aftermarket part from the Ceramic Grill Store, the large Big Green Egg becomes a charcoal-fired wok stove. (Did you know that traditional Chinese wok stoves are coal-fired?) I cranked out a very respectable veggie fried rice in less than 10 minutes after the the Egg reached 550 degrees, despite a less-than-full load of lump charcoal. I can’t wait to try again with a full firebox!