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ABTs for lazy folks, I guess

RRPRRP Posts: 22,703
The other day I was shopping at Kroger. First time I've ever seen them there, but they were selling ABTs which were boat style and only contained philly cheese and wrapped with just a half piece of bacon. Their price?  $1 each! 
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  • StoogieStoogie Posts: 152
    How were they?
    Large BGE

    Neenah, WI
  • LitLit Posts: 7,301
    I saw them at Publix last week also didn’t look at the price
  • There are a lot of lazy folks walking around Kroger ain’t that right Ron.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,112
    edited January 11
    I spotted this at whole foods. For people who don’t have kitchen shears I suppose. I think it will be as much work opening the package as it would be to spatch the chicken yourself. Didn’t catch the price. 




    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 415
    I spotted this at whole foods. For people who don’t have kitchen shears I suppose. I think it will be as much work opening the package as it would be to spatch the chicken yourself. Didn’t catch the price. 


    I’ll admit to buying already spatchcocked chickens from Trader Joe’s for weeknight meals occasionally.  Packaging was not like that though, just a simple snip and straight to the grill since they come seasoned. 

    I have a 3 year old and 1 year old so Trader Joe’s is more popular with us right now in general. 
  • BGEChicagoBGEChicago Posts: 332
    I spotted this at whole foods. For people who don’t have kitchen shears I suppose. I think it will be as much work opening the package as it would be to spatch the chicken yourself. Didn’t catch the price. 


    I buy that brand all the time, Bell & Evans. It's air cooled, I know many people say it's  marketing hype but when I'm too lazy to go to the butcher to get one of these (non-spatched) my wife take a bite, rolls her eyes and just says "ahh I see the cheapskate came out tonight and bought tysons" Further explination of the benefits : https://www.dartagnan.com/air-chilled-chicken-tastes-better.html

    Chicago, IL BGE XL BGE Mini Webber Charcoal
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,753
    edited January 11
    Don’t walk past the deli, the chickens already fried too
    Jacksonville FL
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,931
    Lazy?
    Not everyone is making a batch of these things and needing to buy a dozen jalapenos, a brick of cream cheese, a pound of bacon, etc., etc.
    Sometimes, I'm guessing, some folks might just want to grab three or four to go with a quick nightly meal after a long day at work. I'd also bet that some folks have never even heard/seen these things before and might want to just buy a couple to give them a try.
    The lazy folks are the ones that don't make/cure their own bacon to make ABT's. And grow their own jalapenos...
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,165
    At at least I grow my own jalapeños but the real Eggers are the ones who grow their  own pre bacon.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,863
    edited January 11
    For the level of effort and quantity of ABT's I crank out on a recurring basis (if you're gonna do 15 might as well do 30 and use the whole pound of bacon (half strips)) there is no friggin way I will use home cured bacon.   But to each his/her own. 
    Edit: Those ABT's described by @RRP are here at that price point and have been for several months. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,018
    Not a fan of the boat style.  I go whole pepper and whole piece of bacon.  So, I'll buy 16 nice size jalapenos when I'm ready to roll a batch out.
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  • Every time I go thru my Kroger/Dillion’s I see these by the chicken & steak kabobs.  Twice the price of making them from scratch. But they seem to sell well!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

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  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,682
    @RRP did you buy any? At $1 a piece They better be amazing.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,112
    Cornholio said:
    I spotted this at whole foods. For people who don’t have kitchen shears I suppose. I think it will be as much work opening the package as it would be to spatch the chicken yourself. Didn’t catch the price. 


    I’ll admit to buying already spatchcocked chickens from Trader Joe’s for weeknight meals occasionally.  Packaging was not like that though, just a simple snip and straight to the grill since they come seasoned. 

    I have a 3 year old and 1 year old so Trader Joe’s is more popular with us right now in general. 
    No judgements...truth be told I usually buy the already cooked rotisserie chicken from Sams or Costco. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,710
    ryantt said:
    @RRP did you buy any? At $1 a piece They better be amazing.  
    I don’t know what is so offensive about a buck? They are labor intensive PITA to make. 
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,296
    If I had never heard of one, it would at least give me an idea to go make some. 
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,682
    ryantt said:
    @RRP did you buy any? At $1 a piece They better be amazing.  
    I don’t know what is so offensive about a buck? They are labor intensive PITA to make. 
    Very true the are labor intensive.  I was just thinking when we do them for a party we always end up making 5–6 dozen poppers, so at $1 each for 1/2 of a peeper it would get expensive for extreamly ceap self.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
    Check out Chef Norah Grace on Instagram @the_buckeye_bbq
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 788
    edited January 11
    I tried them one time from the Food Lion. They had both with chicken and sausage. They were, ok. As some stated labor intensive yes, but end result much better. IMHO
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 
    Moncure N.C.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,390
    took so long to make the abt's the first few times i would have paid a buck each.  its down to maybe less than a minute a piece now. for something so simple i dont understand why it used to take so long.  the market basket i buy from started making bacon wrapped scallops, 24 for 16 bucks, they must have a huge holiday overstock to be putting them out for that price. decent sized
  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 719
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    Burgers for not-lazy folks.

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,492

  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,063
    took so long to make the abt's the first few times i would have paid a buck each.  its down to maybe less than a minute a piece now. for something so simple i dont understand why it used to take so long.  the market basket i buy from started making bacon wrapped scallops, 24 for 16 bucks, they must have a huge holiday overstock to be putting them out for that price. decent sized
    Grab a jalapeño corer if you don't have one. Worth the few bucks they cost 
    Minnesota
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 415
    WeberWho said:
    took so long to make the abt's the first few times i would have paid a buck each.  its down to maybe less than a minute a piece now. for something so simple i dont understand why it used to take so long.  the market basket i buy from started making bacon wrapped scallops, 24 for 16 bucks, they must have a huge holiday overstock to be putting them out for that price. decent sized
    Grab a jalapeño corer if you don't have one. Worth the few bucks they cost 
    Just added one to my Amazon cart, thanks.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003FNU7G6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_tai_-fnoCb90RBZ5R


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,704

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Central Connecticut 

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,385
    I’ve bought the premade at HEB when in a pinch - or limited by someone else’s kitchen or prep space, or timing.  Last minute BBQ invite when we’ve been out, etc.
    Austin, TX
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 13,977
    I don’t know how I haven’t seen that before but I love that idea! 
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,390
    I don’t know how I haven’t seen that before but I love that idea! 
    she has a lobster dip recipe floating around out there thats killer.
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 1,101
    I don’t know how I haven’t seen that before but I love that idea! 
    Here is a link to same recipe on Dizzy Pig's site - it has some pics and detail that may be helpful


    Memphis, TN 

    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, (Akron was gifted to a friend)
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