My First Fatty Was a Turkey

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by disco, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When we were eating our ham at Canadian Thanksgiving, my buddy was reading Jeff's book and asked why we didn't make a Turkey Fatty with dressing in it. I have been meaning to try a fatty so it was obviously kismet.

    I started by making stuffing. I went with a finer bread crumb, made it moister and added more spices than I normally would as it was going to be rolled in unseasoned ground turkey.

    The ingredients for the stuffing are:

    3 tablespoons butter or margarine

    1/2 cup chopped onion

    1/2 cup chopped celery

    1/3 cup uncooked sausage meat.

    2 cups fine dry bread crumbs

    1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

    1/4 teaspoon rosemary

    1/4 teaspoon sage

    1/4 teaspoon rosemary

    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    3/4 cup chicken stock

    I sauteed the onion, celery and sausage in the oil over medium heat until the sausage is crumbled and cooked through and the onion and celery are just starting to soften. I mixed the onion mixture with the breadcrumbs and spices. I added the chicken stock and stirred until well moistened.


    I put 2 pounds of turkey in a 1 gallon Ziploc bag with the corners snipped. I rolled it flat and cut the bag off. I turned the meat onto was paper.


    I spread the stuffing over the meat and rolled it using the wax paper. I wanted to layer some provolone cheese as I thought it would be tasty however, I spoke to She Who Must Be Obeyed and apparently I was wrong.


    I made up the bacon weave.


    I rolled the fatty onto the bacon weave.


    I put it in a 230 F smoker over apple smoke for a little over 3 hours to an internal temperature of 165 F.


    I let it rest for 10 minutes and cut it into slices.




    I made a video of the smoke if you would like to see it.



    The Verdict

    This was a thing of beauty. It looked good. It tasted great. I served it with mashed potatoes and gravy. The missus made her great coleslaw. Sigh, heaven.

    She Who Must Be Obeyed said there was too much sage. What does she know? 

    If you don't hear from me for awhile, send help.

    Disco
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That fattie IS a thing of beauty.

    Nice job
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam. I am afraid I have a new addiction. Sigh.

    Disco
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I dont cook them nearly enough.
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I always stayed away from them because the bacon wrap looked so wrong if delicious. But as I thought about it, you only get about 1 slice of bacon per slice. It is almost a health food!
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup, health food.

    I am lucky, my wife loves bacon.
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Be nice to that woman! That is the definition of a great wife.
     
  8. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Great looking fattie!

    I also watched your video and when you drank some wine it reminded me of a classic comedy skit from Hawaii:



    Not to sweet... Not to rancid... But just right!!!
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Welsh.

    I think "she" is something I may aspire to!

    Disco
     
  10. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    Looks mighty fine Disco.  I may need to try that.

    For future healthy Fatty reference, I have added Pop's sausage seasoning mix to some 85/15% ground turkey and it still turns out pretty good.  You do have to watch for it drying out.

    Don
     
  11. Disco

    That is a very good twist on a fatty. The weave is great with a very nice color.

    [​IMG]

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
  12. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Awesome looking fatty Disco!
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, donr. I have had a couple of discussions on the forum about using turkey or chicken in sausage. It is on my list!
    Thanks for the point, David. Sadly, I believe I have a new addiction. The bacon just makes it amazing. 
    Thanks, Brooksy! It tasted good, too!
     
  14. You can never go wrong with bacon. Unless you leave it out.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  15. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You've done it again Disco! That's one beautiful fatty, and the q-view is awesome!
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Truer words were never said.
    Thanks, MD. I will be doing more fatties for sure!

    Disco
     
  17. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Disco, nice job ! , I've steered away from a fattie because the weave scares me !
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har! Trust me, a weave is easy. It has to be, I did it.

    Disco
     
  19. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Disco you did a outstanding job, nice post... Points!!

    DS 
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, DS. I appreciate the point!

    Disco
     

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