First Fattie

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by cflbob, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. cflbob

    cflbob Fire Starter

    Did my first fattie today.  To think I've wasted all these years of my life not having one until today!  <shudder> 

    This was all experimental, starting with the fact that I had a two pound roll of Jimmie Dean sausage. 

    It was too much sausage to use the ZipLoc bag trick, so I figured I'd use the whole baking sheet.  Cooking parchment on the bottom with wax paper on top.  That's my wife's hands using a drinking glass as a rolling pin.

    Then I put down slices of provolone and salami.  It's not Genoa salami, but we got a bulk pack at BJs when we got the 2 lbs of sausage.  I think it was a Spanish sausage.

    I don't have a picture, but I also put in a can of mushrooms, and sprinkled granulated garlic, and Italian red pepper.  From there it was on to the bacon weave.  Only problem was that being a two pound roll of sausage, it was a little wide and some sausage didn't get bacon over it.  No worries - we just wrapped some extra slices around the ends, holding one in place with skewers. 

    Popped it into the smoker at about 12:30, and the IT hit 165 just over 4 hours later.

    Those white nubs are where the molten provolone came out of the meat thermometer holes!  Into the broiler for a couple of minutes and dinner time! 

    Since it was our first, we didn't do anything fancy.  It was fantastic, though, and we both enjoyed it completely.  Seems like a basic approach that could use just about anything in that filling.  On to reading recipes. 

    jetsknicks1, tjmitche, shoebe and 3 others like this.
  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Bob, nice looking fatty,they are addicting!
  3. smokinal

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

    Great job for your first time!

    We like to slice them & put them on slider buns.

  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great ,like you said the possibilities are endless!:drool
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good!

  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    In all my 68 yrs. I have never made one and I admire the way they look,I can only imagine the taste.Its on the list.Points

  7. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Gee whatever you do don't tell your kids your smoking a big old fatty.:biggrin:
    That looks like it turned out great!!
  8. cflbob

    cflbob Fire Starter

    Thanks everyone. 

    It makes great leftovers, too!  Just reheated it in the oven and served with some greens. 
  9. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    Fatties quickly became one of our favorite things to put on the smoker.
  10. tjmitche

    tjmitche Smoke Blower

    Awesome first run.  We also did our first fattie this weekend.  I'll be posting that smoke later on.  

    I know what you mean about the 2 lbs being to much for the ziploc.  We used it not realizing how thick that would make the sausage roll.

    My main takeaway from our first try was that the sausage was too thick and the filling too sparse.  But mostly that's just an excuse to do the next one. :)


  11. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Now THAT is a perfect example.  Well done![​IMG]
  12. cflbob

    cflbob Fire Starter

    Likewise, I bought the 2 pound pack without realizing it was too big.  It wasn't until I re-read the sticky by Stickywolf636 that I saw it was a 1 pound roll. 

    In the end, as Mae West said, "too much of a good thing is wonderful" and a 2 pound fatty is a good mistake to make!
  13. tjmitche

    tjmitche Smoke Blower

  14. Thats a nice tight weave and the cheese ooozing out makes it look more tasty. Did my first fattie yesterday and wish I would have put more cheese in it, will have to do another one this weekend[​IMG]   Good job on your first fattie.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2016

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