I entered this in the recent Throwdown, and while I did not make the podium I must thank the few people who voted in my favor.
As suggested in the rules I tried to be original and think outside the box so I went with a hollowed out log as opposed to the traditional style.
That was the extent of my originality however, as I stuck with what I knew and made your basic breakfast fatty. After seeing some of the other entrants amazing work and delicious ingredients I knew I was doomed, but I had a lot of fun doing this event and my consolation is that after a lot of searching I could not find anyone who had ever went this route, so until I'm proven wrong I own the patent and all royalties will be paid to ME to cover recent poker losses.
My co-workers loved it and I got many ata-boys which is really why we do this isn't it?
So, without further ado, I give you the "Smoke Ring Fatty"...
I would have never imagined ever using a bundt pan in my life but since I was putting meat in it I think He-men everywhere will give me a pass. I lined it with plastic wrap before laying down a nice even bed of maple sausage.
Then a layer of cheddar....
Upon which, went a ring of hard boiled eggs...
Smothered with more cheese to help fill in any voids...
Them capped with the remainder of the sausage and massaging it into a presentable form.
This thing was a beast, with nearly 3 pounds of sausage. I knew it would be impossible to manage in its soft state so it had to set up in the freezer for a good hour before I could handle it.
I spent far to much time on my CAD program at work trying to figure out how to put a bacon weave on this thing, finally having to settle for just a bacon wrap. It turned out well though as bacon is usually tapered which helped with even coverage. Also, toothpicks sure helped in tacking down the ends underneath while cooking.
The result after 3 hours of smoking. I fell in love the second I pulled it out, I hated the thought of having to cut into it but my hunger got the best of me.
In hindsight, my presentation sucked, but this was my first attempt and I will ramp things up the next go-round!
Thanks for looking.