First Attempt

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Fire Starter
Original poster
May 20, 2016
This was my first attempt at a Fatty.  I kinda threw it together out of ingredients I had on hand, so I could let it smoke while I was doing my usual Sunday chores.  It's green peppers, red peppers, onion, and mild cheddar, rolled up in a mild sage sausage and bacon.  I used Hormel Black Label bacon - if anyone can recommend a better brand of bacon, let me know!  I thought the Black Label stuff used to be excellent, but it seems like quality isn't what it used to be.  I  know bacon is supposed to have some fat on it, but the package I used was almost like it was strips of 1/2 meat and 1/2 fat.  It still turned out pretty good, though.

That is a good looking fattie for your first try!

I always use the thinnest bacon I can find for fatties.

Otherwise it doesn't get done.

Fatty looks tasty! Nice smoke!

Store bought bacon is pretty hit ans miss anymore. Like Al I use the thinnest bacon I can find for fatties. Unfortunately that means using store bought and not my homemade bacon. Lately I have been using Costco's thin bacon. Seems to work good. I stretch it out when using it for fatties and ABT's.
Thanks for the advice!  I'll look for some thinner bacon for my next attempt. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.