Contest Fail, Fatty Success - Cleveland Polish Boy Fatty

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by piaconis, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well, I was a little too excited when I made my fatty entry for the contest, and forgot to put the secret word in the pic of the fatty after I took it off of the smoker.  I cut in, and oops!  Oh well.

    So, here it is, my would-be entry into the contest.  I decided to do a fatty inspired by a Cleveland original...the Polish Boy sandwich.

    Start with french fries deep fried crisp and golden

    Deep fry an all beef kielbasa

    Bacon weave

    Next a thin ground sausage patty (don't know what else to call the "sausage liner")

    Sprinkled on some rub

    TBS is a-rollin'

    Add the french fries

    Add barbecue sauce (usually included in a Polish Boy)

    Add the kielbasa to the stack and roll

    And there's the bundle of joy

    On the smoker and headed for 165-IT

    Done...resting and ready to slice

    Another view

    Sliced and placed on my wife's homemade Italian mini-loaf with some cole slaw on top (standard Cleveland presentation) and served with a side of kettle chips and an Edmund Fitzgerald dark porter from Cleveland's own Great Lakes Brewery.

    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  2. Nice job Bro, great idea with the sausage..[​IMG]
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It does look good
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The code word is easy to forget..... I wouldn't mind having a slice of it taste great................[​IMG]

  5. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I was so focused on the presentation of the sandwich pic, I completely forgot it in the whole fatty pic.  *FAIL*

    Oh least it tasted awesome.
  6. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    That looks Awesome!!! I'm a meat and potatoes guy so I'm putting that one on my to-do list! What kind of sausage did you use?
  7. That's a great lookin fatty. Yep I forgot mine in some of the pics, but caught it when reviewing the pics on the camera, so I was able to fix it.
  8. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    S2K9K, it was a simple store-bought beef polish sausage.  It was a last minute decision one day, so I didn't have time to get a good one from a butcher in Cleveland.

    For those not familiar with the Polish boy, here it is featured on Man Vs. Food:

    And on No Reservations, where Michael Symon takes Anthony Bourdain to Hot Sauce Williams:

  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome job - I would love a plate of that for sure
  10. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks guys!  I'm a Cleveland boy, so making this one was very close to my heart.
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome. I want a plate too.
  12. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Just a suggestion, should anyone else try time, I'd probably split the kielbasa in half.  There's enough stuff in there to keep it from drying out, it would make the fatty easier to form, and you're get more sausage per bite when you slice it.
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yes you did a fine job with the whole Q-view thingie. Now your fattie is great looking and I bet it does or did taste good to. I have forgot a few times to include the keyword on throwdowns to. It happens but you did get to eat the fattie. WINNER
  14. Nice Brew Choice!
  15. Wow that's not a FAIL it looks super and it's on my list. Thanks for the idea about slicing the sausage in half.  Going to try my first fatty this up coming weekend. Pics to follow.
  16. ronrude

    ronrude Meat Mopper

    WOW!  I need to try that!
  17. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOOKS GREAT !!!!  [​IMG]
  18. Awesome idea...bookmarked!
  19. Im late to the party for this recipe but wow that looks great!  I saw the Man vs Food episode you listed and have wanted to try a Polish Boy ever since, what a way to round it out!  I will definately be giving this a try and thanks for sharing

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