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My First Fatty!

JSlotJSlot Posts: 1,218
edited 10:04AM in EggHead Forum
All this talk about fatties has had my mouth watering for some time now. All I needed was the time to try one. I can't believe I waited so long. So simple, yet sooooooooooo good!!!!! If you haven't done one yet put it on your list of "must do" cooks.[p]Here's a pic of the hot italian fatty coated with DP Red Eye Express[p]H-ITfattywithRedEye.jpg[p]Here's the finished product after about 2 hours @ 375° indirect[p]My1stfatty.jpg[p]Great smoke ring and an even better flavor[p]1stfattyendview.jpg[p]I cooked it to 175° internal temp. Breakfast is served for the rest of the week!![p]Jim


  • JSlot,
    I had just posted a message not to long ago, wondering what a fattie was! That looks soooo good! Loaded with cholesterol! MMMMM
    I am sorry, but never heard of a fatty till I hit this board! Did I tell you that looks good! mmmmmmmm
    Can you please explain to me how to do them in detail!

  • JSlotJSlot Posts: 1,218
    Hi, Gayle. This has to be one of the simplest cooks to do. A lot of bang for the buck, so to speak.[p]Many folks just take a one pound tube of bulk sausage (Jimmy Dean, Rudy's Farm etc.) and remove it from the wrapper. Try to keep the same shape. I used two pounds of fresh hot italian sausage from a local grocer (casings removed).[p]I molded it into the shape you see and coated it liberally with DP Redeye Express.[p]I put it on the 375°-400° Egg over a plate setter (legs up) and drip pan (under grid, on plate setter).[p]I cooked the fatty until the internal temp was 175°. I removed it and let it rest 20 minutes or so before slicing. That's about it.[p]Jim
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Have you read the book called "Tipping Point"? Good read, but all that aside, your post was my personal tipping point -- I am doing one of those tomorrow.[p]Looks great -- now I just have to decide what kind of sausage.

  • wobinwobin Posts: 211
    You forgot to stuff it, Cut a pocket in the middle and add some sliced fresh japs and good cheese, seal it up and cook as you did. Now I know what I've got to cook this sunday. Leftover fatties are the best, just pan fry with some overeasy eggs and put it all on some thin sliced tomatos, yea heaven.

  • JSlot,
    thanks, just printed that and think will try it soon!

  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    You've got more self control than I do. Last one I did I ate half that evening munching and finished it off the next day!

  • JSlot,[p]Just wondering if you used any smoke for the fatty?
  • JSlotJSlot Posts: 1,218
    I didn't use any smoke wood, Art. When I cook a recipe for the first time, I usually don't add any. I want to taste the flavor of the food. Then, I can gauge what kind and how much smoke to add next time for our tastes. The lump imparted a nice smoky flavor without any help.[p]Jim
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    dont try fresh keilbasa stuffed with cheese, those are going to be the death of me

  • BurntRawBurntRaw Posts: 565
    smokn gramma g,
    As wobin states, there is a lot you can do with a fatty - have some fun. Take some store bought saugage and add what ever sounds good to ya. Here I added cream cheese and peppers and covered with some DP.[p]2006_0409FoodandSuch0007.jpg[p]2006_0409FoodandSuch0011.jpg[p]Good stuff and easy to do.

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