Polish Fattie

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by plex03, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. plex03

    plex03 Newbie

    Hey all, 

    This is my first attempt at a fattie. Here's what I've done so far: (Part 1 - Prep)

    1.) Made my own fresh "Wiejska Style" Fresh Polish Sausage. I stared with a 5 lb. pork shoulder and cubed it along with 15 cloves of chopped garlic.

    2.) Then ran the cubed pork and garlic through the meat grinder 2 times:

    3.) Added fresh Marjoram, salt, pepper and mustard seed & ice water to the mixture. Mixed, covered and wrapped overnight in the fridge. 

    4.) Made my bacon weave:

    5.) Rolled out 1 lb. of the homemade sausage per the awesome tips on here:

    6.) Layered with swiss cheese:

    8.) Then sauerkraut, and some onions that I sweated. 

    8.) Rolled (again per the incredible tips on here)

    9.) Wrapped in the bacon weave and chilled in freezer for 30 minutes. 

    I'll add Part 2 at time of smoking/post smoke.

    Part 2:

    10.) Fatties going in the Brinkmann Electric Smoker with Applewood Chunks:

     2 hours and 45 minutes later....

    12.) Popped them into a 400 degree oven just to tighten up the bacon a tad and here's the end result after resting:

    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015
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  2. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    That looks like it is going to be awesome!
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  3. davesurf

    davesurf Newbie

    Damn that looks good
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  4. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Looks like I may be in the market for a meat grinder!☺
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  5. siege

    siege Smoke Blower

    Damn, I love this site ! That looks delicious ! Nowhere else on the web but a meat smoking forum can you find a combination like that. It will never be on the menu at cardiologists convention, but I will have to try one. Thanks !
  6. plex03

    plex03 Newbie

    Good 'ol KitchenAid Grinder Attachment for the mixer.
  7. plex03

    plex03 Newbie

    Good 'ol KitchenAid Grinder Attachment. 
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thats what I bought to make my own Kielbasi LOL now I have a Kitchener #12


    Owe I am watching this
  9. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This promises to end very well! Can't wait!
  10. plex03

    plex03 Newbie

    Part 2 added to original post. Turned out great. Very old world flavor most likely due to the marjoram.

    A little 1000 Island Dressing and Bavarian Style Ground Mustard on the side. YUM!
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  11. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Was thinking deli rye swirl and Thousand Island myself....:)
  12. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    P03, great looking fatties ! [​IMG]
  13. plex03

    plex03 Newbie

    Thank you. I'm very happy with the results. 
  14. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks almost magical! Great job!
  15. plex03

    plex03 Newbie

  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Very nice! Now you need to make your own pastrami. Easy and WAY better than Boarshead.

    I have a KA Grinder. It's ok for a quick batch of sausage, up to 5 pounds, but slow and not efficient. The Kitchener #12 is on my Christmas list. It is the ONLY electric under $200 that uses all metal drive gears...JJ
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  17. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad to see the bacon on the outside! looks like a great fatty!
  18. plex03

    plex03 Newbie

    You have me intrigued. Have you done your own Pastrami before? Do tell.....do tell. 

    I too may put that Kitchener #12 on my list. 
  19. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Killer Corned Beef Brine

    1Gal Cold Water

    1/2C Morton Kosher Salt (3/4C if DC)

    1/4C Pickling Spice

    1C Diced Onion

    4 Cloves Garlic, chopped. 

    1Ea Carrot, diced

    1Ea Rib Celery, diced

    1T Fresh Thyme Leaves (1tsp Dry)

    2T Brown Sugar

    1T Cure #1

    Toast the Pickling Spices in a dry 2 Qt Pot over medium heat until fragrant.

    Add 1Qt of the Water and the remaining EXCEPT the Cure #1.

    Bring to a Boil and simmer 5 minutes.

    Add this " Tea " to the remaining 3QT Cold Water in a food safe container and stir in the 1T Cure #1.

    Measure the thickness of the meat at the thickest point.

    Brine One Day for each 1/2 inch of thickness of the thickest part.

    Soak completely submerged, weight down with a bag of water.

    Everything may fit in a Ziplock 2 Gallon Bag if you don't have a Food Safe Container.

    Place Bag in another container or roasting pan in case of leaks.

    Better 'en NY Pastrami Rub

    2T Turbinado Sugar

    2T Black Peppercorns

    1T Coriander Seed

    1T Dill Seed

    1T Dry Minced Onion

    1T Dry Minced Garlic

    1tsp Allspice Berries

    1tsp Mustard Seed

    1tsp Dry Thyme Leaves

    3 Bay Leaves, crumbled

    1tsp Juniper Berries 

    All Spices are Whole and are toasted in a dry pan over Medium heat until fragrant.

    Let the Spices cool then Grind in a cheapo Coffee Grinder until slightly less than Coarse. The Garlic and Onion do not need to be toasted. If grinding do so only slightly as the Minced size is pretty close to perfect for Pastrami.

    Rub the Corned Beef with a light coat of Mustard then generously coat with Rub and rest overnight if desired, Smoke at 225°F until a probe slides in with no resistance. Rest 30 minutes and Slice. or Refrigerate and slice for Sandwiches.

    For a Quicker Cook, Smoke 4-6 hours and Steam until probe tender.

    This was some some seriously Good Eats...Enjoy...JJ
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2015
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  20. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Plex that looks great,Follow JJs recipe you can't go wrong.Glad I took another look you added the pics of it Nice



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