This was my first. And for my first fattie I could not get the filling of what I first wanted out of my head. Growing up as a teen in the early 70's a large family ( 5 siblings total ) feeding them was a challenge. We often ate the .29 cent mac and cheese .50 cent pizza box and powdered milk. Mmmm those were the days! However the can of spam that had the metal key to unwind the top ( cut yourself many times ) and frying it up with ketchup on a bun or bread. I rather liked the taste of fried spam.
So I chose it as my ingredient for my first fattie. To my surprise, I found that they make different styles of spam. WOW! a jalapeno spam sat on the shelf and I was convinced it was an omen. So with some thinking I also purchased a few other select ingredients to roll up in this chub.
And below is the result. I took it with me to a smoke gathering with a fun fattie contest. Here I thought being my first and my stuffing that I could only hope it tasted somewhat good. SURPRISE ! out of 5 different fatties made by experienced chub makers, 6 out of 7 judges chose mine! And it did taste great! So here is the creation of Spam-attie? lol
I love cheese as most. I made this choice due to the success of using it with other meals and bbq's.
And of course the Jalapeno Spam!
I sliced thiin the Spam and fried it to brown it but not so it was stiff. So it would roll easy inside the sausage.
and used 2 pans like this to lay out.
I rolled out the sausage chub. A sage spice breakfast sausage. I knew brown sugar was a must, so spread it out next.
With a little onion and garlic powder and some pork rub ( my own ) on went the thin sliced cheese, the spam and a bunch of fresh spinach. It was a good choice. The cheese melted in with the spinach just fine! Then a shake of parmesan on the spinach just because.
Now my first bacon weave. After much research on this in the forums, it came out just fine. Great to be a fact.
I chose a fattier thin maple bacon.
And for the first one, it was a success. Thanks guys for the info!
A little brown sugar dusting and into plastic wrap for the smoke.
And awaiting the event. I loved the way it looked, and so did the rest.
Along with the few others, mine is on the right. YUM! very good flavor , and judges loved the spinach in it.
Well that is the story of my tasty SPAM-ATTIE..
Thanks for looking!