I tried out my first fatties today with mixed success. The big learnings were to 1. Not overstuff and 2. Use more meat?. Basically I had a few blowouts which you will see. So let's get to the plans:
Fatty #1 - Fajita
1 lb Chorizo (Base)
21 piece bacon weave / holding bacon (Wrap)
2 large green peppers
1 large onion
1 cup colby jack cheese
1/2 lb Carne Asada w/ Fajita seasoning
1/2 lb Chicken w/ Fajita seasoning
1/3 c Fritos (experimented with this on half)
Started off by cooking the veggies, chicken, and carne asada and setting to the side. Then rolled the chorizo and layered with cheese - no problems yet.
Added my veggies and meat. Starting to worry that it is too fat.
Added some fritos for a crunch? Didn't really notice them in the final product.
First bacon weave - not too bad.
Post blowout -DOH!
Recovered with extra bacon help!
Fatty #2 - Chicken Parmesan
1 lb Ground Chicken (Base)
16 piece bacon weave / holding bacon (Wrap)
1/2 c bread crumbs
8 oz mozzarella
8 oz cheese stuffed tortellini
1/2 c pasta sauce
8 oz parmesan
Less issues with this one - below with break crumbs and mozzarella
With the rest of the goodies in it - still haven't figured out the roll yet.
Bacon weave helped with this too and the put in smoker around 230-270 (Thunder storms did not help with temp control) for ~3 hrs. Results were looking great.
Didn't have a chance to take a sliced pic as my friends gobbled it up in minutes. Taste was great and looking forward to trying more again soon. Any advice is appreciated!