Sunday, August 15, 2010

Smoking Fatties

Well I told you a big cooking post was on the way.......

Smoking Fatties
No, nothing illegal! Today I wanted to try making fatties. What are fatties? Basically big meat logs filled with stuff and slow smoked. You can be sure I picked this item to write the title of this post as well as to say "I did a fattie" so we can all laugh and chuckle. Hee hee.

Anyways, the setup:

Now there are a million iterations of this, but what I did was:
-One Jones sausage fattie filled with onions, mushrooms, peppers, an cheddarjack cheese
-One hamburger meat roll filled with mozzarella, pizza sauce, and pepperoni. A sort of meat calzone!

The best trick to do this is to use a 1 gallon ziploc bag. You fill the bag with the meat and use a rolling pin to flatten it out. Then add your internal ingredients. Here they are before rolling:


Getting them to roll up nice can be hard, but it came out ok:

On the Big Steel Keg they went. I set up the smoker with indirect heat and some drip pans. Cooked at 350 degrees for about 90 minutes, or to an internal temp of 165 degrees. Here they are almost done:

The little foil piece was a patch to fix a small hole that opened up on one of the fatties.

After I took them off I gave them 20 minutes to cool. Here is a cross section look:


They came out very good and the taste was really great. This is a heavy meal, especially the sausage fattie! I had 2 pieces each but I could not finish them. Usually some alcohol is required to get with a fattie, but I did these without any aid! If you are looking to try something different on the grill remember fatties need attention too!

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In a totally dominant performance, #29 Kevin Harvick wins at Michigan today:

That guy can really drive!

Have a good night.


Kid Dynamite said...

it's not that stuffed meat logs don't look good... it's just that I feel like if i had a smoker, using it for anything other than pastrami/brisket/ribs would be like giving up expected value...

zydecopaws said...

Pay no attention to those that haven't been introduced to the wonders of fatties. Those turned out real nice, and as you've discovered, they are real filling.

getyourselfconnected said...

Think of it as hedging...

getyourselfconnected said...

yeah I am feeling a little heavy in the middle. Thanks for stopping in!

Dave in Denver said...

HOLY CRAP those look good. Omigod I can't look at your Sunday food pics until AFTER I eat dinner. LOL

getyourselfconnected said...

they were good, but very filling. I think I am all set until dinner tomorrow night.

Jake said...

wow... drooling...

getyourselfconnected said...

glad you liked the end result!

Anonymous said...

Personally, after seeing the pics (especially the ones cut in half), I think they look disgusting. However, I bet they taste really, really good!

Steamwhistle said...

Those look fantastic! Gonna try them myself.

getyourselfconnected said...

Indeed they kind of look like an accident!

give them a shot, they are pretty good.