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Fattie Glue

City SlickerCity Slicker Posts: 95
edited 2:21AM in EggHead Forum
My butcher makes awesome sausages. I asked him if he would make up some fatties for next week, when he next makes the sausage.(ok I am lazy) We got to wondering, what stops the fatties from falling apart once they are on the grill and cooking, since there is no casing to hold them together ?


  • Steeler FanSteeler Fan Posts: 395
    City Slicker, that's why they call them fatties. Couldn't help it a city slicker that is living in the south. LOL

  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,568
    I don't know what you call it, but at one of the eggfests they were giving out a silicone pad with holes in it that works great. You just roll it around the fattie and I put a toothpick in it to keep it closed. Maybe someone will jump in and tell you where you can get one. Sorry I can't be of any more help.
    Covington, Louisiana USA
  • hayhonkerhayhonker Posts: 576
    City Slicker,
    Same stuff what keeps hamburgers together I reckon :P

  • Steeler Fan,
    He he, ok I guess that makes sense. I guess I should of thought more before I chose that handle lol. SO I did pick up a dozen sausages today and am going to attempt my first fattie some time this weekend, will post pics if they blow up lol.

  • Steeler FanSteeler Fan Posts: 395
    City Slicker, seriously have had better luck with the Jimmie Dean/ Tennsesee Pride stuff then the good stuff you get from a really good butcher. I actually have to add some water to get a little juice action on the bulk that I get at the butcher's. Might want to roll it out add some good fattie stuff like cheese and reroll.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,718
    City Slicker,
    i take mine out of the casings so maybe the sausage meat is already pretty compact. ive seen were some wrap in syran wrap and twist the ends tightly to pack them up and refridge for a few hours. also a fattie doesnt need to be rolled into a log; patties, large meatballs, any shape works.

  • Steeler Fan, ah, ok that sounds like a good idea, these sausages are primo like the rest of his stuff, he is a Traeger and Egg dealer/user, keeps a Traeger outside smoking stuff for lunch. He suggested doing them in a big pattie, but I will add some cheese and junk to make my attempt a little stickier. Thanks for the help and the laugh.
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