Camping Breakfast Fattie w/ Q-view

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by adiochiro3, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The family and I took a week-long camping/fishing trip over Tioga Pass behind Yosemite National Park. Just got back last night with some Q-view from the trip. I made the fattie before leaving so we could have a simple breakfast or two. The ingredients included spinach, potato, onion, havarti & cheddar cheeses, & scrambled eggs.


    Filled up my fattie piston and set it on an Italian sausage platform...


    I wrapped the fattie in my own buckboard bacon; it was so stuffed that I had a hard time sealing it up! The bacon wrap bound it all together in the end. [​IMG] Smoked it with hickory.


    I sliced and warmed these up in a cast iron skillet over a campfire along with some biscuits in my dutch oven  It was a purely cast iron campfire breakfast!


    And here's the "happy camper" evidence...


    As the pic shows, everything turned out great. Not much left over after a few college students and a HS senior hammered the food. [​IMG] Got everybody ready for a great day on the trout stream, though!

    Thanks for looking!
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like ya had a great time!!

  3. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I used to camp in that area with my daughter. Did you see any bears? How was the fishing? The fatty looks great !!!!!!!!!!!
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Been camping and fishing here ourselves for a long time.  My son caught his first fish up there many moons ago.  Lots and lots of great memories!

    No bears this trip, but I did run into fresh bear scat collecting firewood.  The ranger said they didn't have any bears in camp this year that he was aware of. 

    The fishing was awesome in some of the usual spots!  I caught 10+ fish daily -- mostly planted rainbows (released most of them).  There will be trout q-view later.  [​IMG]   Other usual spots were un-fish-able because the water flows were too big.  Lots of snow still up there!

    One of our long-time family friends joined us and caught her first fish this trip.

    Here's one of the views from near our campground:


    The weather and air quality were also unbelievable!
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The fattie looks awesome!

    Looks like a great week-end was had by all!

    Love the view!
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great food, great friends, and great fishing!!!!--------Awesome!!!

    Shame no bears there-----Oh Well---Who needs bears anyway!

  7. daddydon

    daddydon Smoke Blower

    Looks like a great trip with food family and friends...and i cant say how great your fattie looks.Glad you had a good time.
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing my firiend
  9. That looks like an awesome place and a very nice fattie! Thank you for sharing!
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's what life all about good food (vary good food )good company and Stunning   location  

    Enjoy your  life   my Friend
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a good time James, fatties on a campfire. [​IMG]
  12. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    The bears used to hide there food from me ! [​IMG]
  13. Camping ,family great views and a fattie can it get any better than that?
  14. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Already got a good friend named "Bear."  Don't need another one!!  [​IMG]
  15. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    looks awesome! did you pre-cook your taters or did they cook inside the fattie?
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Aw Shucks----[​IMG]


  17. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a cool place!!

    Any Pics of the trout??

  18. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Man that looks great your killn me with the camping photos[​IMG]

    we are only going to get to 107 today...with no chance of rain again, even the tree are turning brown[​IMG]
  19. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not much... [​IMG]   The cigars and adult beverages in the evenings moved things in the "better" direction, though!!  [​IMG]
    they were pre-baked.  Practically everything I roll in my fatties is pre-cooked -- except veggies, I guess.
    Man, you guys just can't wait for all of the Q-view to unfold!!! [​IMG] fnpf challenged my trout stories with a [​IMG] comment on my pork roast post.   How's this?


    These were the best 5 on the last day.  Threw back 10-15 besides these cause we already had enough fish-cicles in the freezer.  I'm probably smoking those this weekend.
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pretty Rainbows for sure !!!!


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