Well, I got into smoking this summer after a nice neighbor lady loaned me her Traegar pellet smoker she hadn't used since her husband passed 3 years ago. So I've done a variety of pork butts, ribs, 'dillo eggs and even a corned beef with an apricot glaze that turned out great. But I've been wanting to do a fattie... and not the kind I woke up next to one time in college. Dang, that was an experience.
But I digress...
On to the pics!
Started with a weave and some homemade pork rub.
Hand-pressed a layer of Jimmy Dean's ground Italian sausage - I didn't know about the gallon ziploc trick at this point, but I WILL be using it for my next one - maybe TONIGHT!
Then a layer of chopped bacon and some semi-julienne polska kielbasa.
Wrapped and on the smoker!
And then leftovers for breakfast sandwiches!
So I've already learned a good bit about these from looking around today. I was kind of winging it on a prayer last night, just going off some pictures and ideas I'd seen randomly around the net. Now I have a ton of new ideas to try, and I'm specifically really REALLY interested in the dough-wrapped versions. Turkey/bacon/swiss/spinach, boudin/crawfish/cheesy goodness, pizza fatties of all kinds, the reuben one intrigues me - just insane the number of ideas I'm seeing here! :D
I'm gonna need a bigger freezer just for bacon, so I can buy it in bulk! :D