Cooking Eggs On Big Green Egg

As Tom Haverford would probably say, that’s eggs on eggs on eggs.

Yes, the Big Green Egg is just not for grilling and smoking meat. You can do vegetables like corn on the cob, baked beans and you can even do breakfast.

I had never done breakfast on the Egg until now. On Mother’s Day I wanted to make something different for breakfast. The mom of the house (my wife) enjoys a good plate of eggs and a side of meat. So I thought, why not try out something I saw done on my day with the people from La Grille.

Cooking eggs on toast.

Yes, you read that right. I used to think using a plank of wood was just for smoking fish. But as I have seen the pros do, you can cook anything on a plank. Veggies, meat, seafood and of course eggs on toast.

The concept is pretty simple. Put a piece of bread with a whole cut out on a plank. Crack egg into hole and close the lid. I enjoyed it greatly. My wife, who I will say is not the biggest fan of french toast, ate it, but it was not her favourite. If your kids like eggs (our’s don’t right now) this is a dish that is fun to make and fun to eat.

Move the breakfast or brunch table outside this summer and make it a fun event. I will be trying out more food on a plank this summer. It’s very camp fire like to me.

Cooking Eggs on Big Green Egg Recipe

You will need

  • At least two planks that have been soaked in water for four hours. I used cedar.
  • However many slices you need from a thick bread with one egg per piece.
  • I made an egg bath but you can leave your bread plain.
  • For that I used two eggs and La Grille smouldering smoked applewood spice and milk.
  • Small cup or cookie cutter to make the circle in bread.
  • Favourite type of cheese. I used cheddar.


  1. Soak planks over night.
  2. Get Big Green Egg or other grill going and sitting at a temp of at least 350 F.
  3. Make egg bath. Mix two eggs, milk and spice in a bowl.
  4. For each piece of bread, cut a hole in middle and put in a flat baking dish.\
  5. Pour egg bath in and let the bread soak it all up.
  6. Place two pieces of bread per plank on the Egg.
  7. Crack an egg into plank into hole.
  8. Sprinkle on cheese.
  9. Close lid.
  10. Cook for at least 10 minutes or until the egg looks cooked.
  11. Scoop out and put on a plate to cool before serving.
  12. For a bonus snack for the kids, I took the bread holes and cooked them as well with cheese on them. They were like little biscuits.

I served the eggs with a side of leftover sliced up steak and a fruit smoothie. Breakfast is served.

Have you tried planking on the grill? What did you cook? Let us know.