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First fatty

post #1 of 12
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Damn noscript. Now I have to type it again!

Anyway... after stumbling upon this forum about a month ago, and hungrily reading and viewing many great fatty threads (especially the throwdowns), I figured I'd give it a go. I mean, how can it be bad, right?

I didn't take as many pictures as I should have, but I do have some of the finished product.

The outside:
Pork shoulder, ground medium, seasoned with bratwurst seasoning from Penzey's. About a pound and a half, rested in the fridge for a couple of days

The middle:
Cubed ham from easter, orange bell peppers, onions, garlic, mushroom and sharp cheddar

The wrap:
Bacon weave! This was my first attempt at a bacon weave. I went from memory of what I'd read here, and it was pretty easy. I was really happy with how it turned out.

Smoked it on the NB offset, being too lazy to get out and clean the MB electric smoker. Smoked about 250 - 275, with maple and lump mesquite. Also made my first batch of ABTs, simple - just cream cheese stuffed, some cheddar on top, then wrapped in a half slice of bacon.

Here are the pics:

My helper examining the finished product

Resting, waiting to be sliced

First attempt at ABTs, man they're addictive!

Sliced in half view

Sliced in half - with flash. Looks a little better in this shot.

I would recommend anyone who hasn't made one of these to try it, you can't really go wrong. Some of the great ones I've read on here make me want to try and go truly hog wild - there are some VERY creative people in this forum.

Hope you liked my q-view. I'll be putting up my pork shoulder today, also.
post #2 of 12
Wow foxmid, nice job, especially on your first go with it.
You did a really nice job crisping up that bacon too.
Gotta give you points for a job well done.
post #3 of 12
That sure is a good looking fattie there. thrier not really hard to do just hard to stop doing them. remember one cooked is one hooked.
post #4 of 12
Beautiful fattie~ outstanding job! And your adorable little helper is definitely giving that fattie a once-over. She must be the Queen of Quality Assurance! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Way to go Foxmid, points on the weave and browning alone- everything looks great.
post #5 of 12
Whoa!...Fine Fatty! Nothing better than help like that!
post #6 of 12
1 Fatty down and you are now going to become addicted. Fine job on your first attempt. Yor bacon looks nice and crispy. and your abt's look good too. Welcome to the Fatty club
post #7 of 12
Ah yes, the first is fun. Welcome aboard the Fatty Wagon. Next you will find yourself making them 5 at a time and freezing them! (I have one thawing in the fridge right nwo for brunch tomorrow icon_lol.gif). Did you make your own sausage? Sounds great. Keep up the good work and have some fun with it. The Cholesterol bomb is always fun, even if you mess it up.
post #8 of 12
Congrats on the fattie - looks tasty!
post #9 of 12
Great job Fox, looks delish!!
post #10 of 12
Excellent looking fattie and ABT!

post #11 of 12
Great looking fattie and abt, love the looks of your bacon.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #12 of 12
Very well done! points.gif
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