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Busy fatty day.

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by bpopovitz, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. So I ground 18 lbs of sausage last wekend.  This weekend it was time to make some fatties and stock up the freezer. I did 5 lbs of chicken and 5 lbs of breakfast sausage and my smoker fits about 8 fatties comfortably so I did 3 chicken cordon bleu, 2 chicken florentine and 3 blueberry pancake.

    Chicken "sausage"

    5 lbs chicken thighs

    1 lb bacon

    1 tbsp salt

    1 tbsp CBP

    1/2 olive oil

    2 tbsp granulated garlic

    1/2 pancko bread crumbs

    Breakfast Sausage:

    5 lbs pork shoulder

    3 tsp salt (reduced from 5 tsp)

    1 1/4 tsp coriander

    1 1/4 tsp CBP

    2 1/2 tsp dried parley

    1 1/4 tsp Thyme

    1 tsp red pepper flakes

    1 1/4 tsp sage

    ground both sausuage through medium grind

    Chicken Cordon Bleu - chicken "sausage", spicy brown / yellow mustard, swiss cheese, sliced and shredded, diced ham.


    Florentine - Chicken Sausage, sliced chicken (I like to use a little bit of "lunch meat" chicken to help in case of blowouts, which are notorious, at least for me with ground chicken, Provolone and spinach.


    Finished chicken fatties, just realized I didnt take any pics of the blueberry before or after... DOH.



    Sealed and ready for their nap


    Before they are sealed, I wrap them in wax paper and put a label with the contents and some reheating instruction, just in case I need a gift.

    Thanks for lQQing
  2. Great Job! they look awesome!
  3. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Fatties look great, great idea to use the lunch meat for blowouts!
  4. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gifts? Hmm. Great idea!

  5.  They work great as gifts.  What do you get the Aunt, Uncle or Parent that has everything.  My family loves these and I usually do a couple of different kinds.  They pull it out of the freezer, remove a slice (since I pre-slice them) heat it up and instant meal....
  6. xjcamaro

    xjcamaro Smoking Fanatic

    Oh boy the cordon bleu one looks awesome!
  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like your whole sealed/frozen fatty idea. I might have to try that so I have some on hand. Those look great.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats a fattie farm there Brian. You will have fattiesfor awihle now.
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    They look great and I love the vacuum seal and freeze idea...
  10. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I told my wife about the gift thing. She thinks it's a great idea too. How unique, and I've never had anybody taste one that didn't just love 'em. Thanks Brian
  11. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    What a nice set of fatties! Thanks for such a great post - lot of good ideas here.  I really like the way you do the labels for the freezer, and pre-slicing. Thanks for those tips!  cheers!

  12.  Thanks Barbe Queen, one more hint I should put out there.  Ink Jet printers are not a good idea if you use your computer to print labels.  The ink will run if there is any moisture present.  You could always make up a master set of labels and use a photocopier (laser type) if you dont have a laser printer.Luckily I have a very nice laser jet at work (I actually work for Hewlett Packard) that I can print out stuff on.

    Thanks everyone for reading this thread.  I'm glad I am able to contribute just a little bit back to this community.
  13. billm75

    billm75 Smoke Blower

    That blueberry pancake one sounds awesome.  They all look good though.  Any chance you could be persuaded to share the info for the pancake fatties?  
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011

  14.  Unfortunately, I did not take picks this time around.  I do have a thread from awhile ago showing a blueberry pancake fatty.


    I did get the idea from this thread originally:

  15. billm75

    billm75 Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the links.  Again, great looking fatties!
  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I could use a gift about right now [​IMG]