Easter Fatty

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by eternalfocus, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Made my first fatty on Easter and it turned out really well! Only problem was the bacon didn't get as crispy as I was hoping. Had the Traeger set at 275 for a couple hours. The inside hit the right temp but the bacon weave wasn't crispy. Any suggestions?

  2. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    That looks great to me. But I like my bacon just like that. If you want crispy bacon get the thinnest bacon you can find or you can par cook it a little in the microwave before weaving. I have even taken a rolling pin to thick bacon with good results before after letting it get up to room temp. At those temps you should have gotten crisp bacon anyway. do you have a reliable thermometer on your smoker? I use mavericks for my stuff.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The thing about a bacon weave is while it looks cool, there are 2 layers of bacon, so the second layer is not going to get crispy unless you crisp it up on a hot grill or in the oven. I fry my bacon until crispy & put it inside the fattie. Or you can wrap one layer around the fattie & it will get a little crispier. 

    Maybe this will help.


    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016

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