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Have you ever tried to grill or smoke small things like cherry tomatoes or nuts and have them fall between the grill grate openings into the fire, or have you had a delicate piece of expensive Chilean Sea Bass stick to the grates and disintegrate when you try to lift it off?
Here’s a great cheap solution. Big Poppa BBQ Mats are sturdy wire mesh screens with a non-stick coating capable of resisting grill temperatures, and they are easy to clean. I use mine for jalapeno poppers, onion rings, potato slices, mushrooms, bacon, and biscuits. They are great for smoking nuts and dehydrating tomatoes and peppers. They’re flexible too. I’ve even used mine to wrap a meat loaf so I could crisp it on all sides.
Frogmats come in a variety of sizes, even large enough for a whole hog, and you can cut them to fit. When you are done, just roll them up. They cannot handle extremely high heat or direct flame, however.
Published On: 5/19/2018 Last Modified: 5/13/2021
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