My Fatty initiation….

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by geek with fire, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It seems that fatties are pretty popular around here, so I guess it was a matter of time before I gave it a go. I liked the idea of stuffing it and giving it a meat loaf flavor.

    So here's what I did:
    Prep the veggies:
    1.) Chop 1/3 of a white onion and whole bell pepper (capped and seeded)
    2.) In a bowl, add a "bloop" of oil and a splash of beer
    3.) Let veggies soak in the "happy juice" for an hour or so

    Pre the meat
    1.) In a gallon size freezer zip top bag, add another "bloop" of oil. Lube the whole inside of the bag.
    2.) Add the sausage to the bag
    3.) Remove all of the air and seal
    4.) Use your hands and flatten out the sausage until it is even and fills the entire bag
    5.) Drop in the freezer for about 30 minutes, but at least until more solid, but not frozen (you still want it to be plyable)

    This is the part I wish I took pictures of because I'm not sure I can make sense out of it:
    6.) With a sharp knife, cut both side seams of the bag (leaving the bottom seam uncut)
    7.) Carefully peel back the top piece of the bag.
    8.) Scoop the veggies (with some of the juice) onto the flat sausage
    9.) Carfully lift the top portion of the cut bag until the sausage starts to role
    10.) As someone mentioned in an earlier post, start rolling it like a sushi roll, using the plastic bag to keep the roll tight.
    11.) Once rolled and wrapped tight, squeeze the ends of the plastic wrap to push the mixture towards the center; making the sausage more like the original size and keeping the layers from separating when cooking.

    I cooked mine for about 2 hours at 225. I used lump charcoal and a stick of soaked oak and a couple soaked cherry chunks. When the internal temp reached 165, removed from smoker, wrapped in foil and towel for about 30 minutes.

    Aside from the fact that I think cheese would have been really good with the veggies, man fatties are fab! As usual, you guys know what you're talkin' about!

    Here's a quick snapshot of the goods:
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    Josh
    AKA: Geek with Fire
     
  2. ozark rt

    ozark rt Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Dang dude that looks good. I'll tell you what, I'll fix the bisquits & fry up some spuds if you'll bring one of those over.
     
  3. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on tour FATTY, lookin good [​IMG]
     
  4. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OMG, I just had breakfast and now the laptop has drool on it!

    Well done!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  5. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Josh! [​IMG]
     
  6. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks delicious. Great Q view also.
     
  7. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    geek, looks real good!!!!
    congrats on your first fatty.



    mark
     
  8. doc

    doc Meat Mopper

    Great looking grub Josh!

    Darnit, now I've got FATTY ENVY!! [​IMG]

    Hand it over and not one gets hurt![​IMG]

    Been 2 weeks w/o smoke now [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. saber

    saber Newbie

    [​IMG] when are the computer nerds going to make it so you can down load taste, and smell


    Those look very tastey
     
  10. Dang, dude that looks awsome. Yum. I thought Fatty's were all hype, then I made one. The next time I made two. The third time I made two fatty's with three sausage rolls. I have yet to have any leftovers. Truely one of the greatest creations known to man! I scream, you scream we all scream for ... Fatty's. OK I'm a dork...I'll go now.
     
  11. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    By Josh ,I think you've got it [​IMG] the Fatty thing,,,they sure are yummy ,,,great job ,nice pic .
     
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Yep your right.
    I'm not sure what you said but it sure looks good!
     
  13. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    mmmmm, i love fattys.
     

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