It wouldn't be much of an exageration to say I'm obsessed with fatties.
I spend a lot of time thinking about them. How to fill them, better ways to roll them, heating them and eating them.
I know the ingredients I like best, and I'm constantly trying to figure out how to get more of them in each successive fatty I make.
This time out I'm using a combination of Jimmy Dean HOT (1 lb), with 2/3 of a package of Jimmy Dean Regular, and half a package of Farmer John Regular. Holy hell, look at that Farmer John. It's almost white compared to the rich redness of the JD.
For today's fatty I'm trying something different with the cheese. I usually use a combination of Trader Joe 3 Blend cheese and shredded mozzarella.
This time I started with about a half cup of fresh ricotta cheese and blended it with mozzarella and goat cheese until i had a nice thick mixture that held together like a dough.
Then I chilled that cheese to firm it up a bit. I took the cheese mixture and molded it around the baked potatoes. Then I took those cheesey potatoes and stuffed them into roasted red peppers.
Then the challenge was getting the sausage around the peppers. Once again I underestimated the amount of sausage I needed. LOL.
You can clearly see the white globs of Farmer John in there. Usually more fat equals more flavor. We'll see.
Here is is on the smoker:
You can see the main course (ribs) in the upper left corner (and the little rib that fell out of the foil when I took them out to firm them up).
Here it is! And it's as delicious as it looks! I really like the new cheese filling. My wife had good things to say about the cheese, too.
This is how I served it up! I'll write up the Ribs Q View tomorrow. You get a sneak peak at the final shot of that Q view right here:
Hope you enjoyed the fatty view!
Thanks for lookin' in!
Edited by wntrlnd - 10/23/10 at 8:41pm