Here goes nuthin' - My first fatty (Q-view)

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by keitha, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Before I poked around on this site, I had no idea what a barbecued fatty was. Needless to say, once I saw a few pics of them, I had to give it a try myself. I put one together tonight, and tomorrow, it'll go on the stick burner.

    My idea was to layer beef and pork sausage with a little spinach and cheese. I seasoned the beef (about a lb and a half) with a nice slurry of beef broth, typical barbecue spices, butter and two eggs. It was about a 1/2 cup of liquid. I then added some bread crumbs.

    Here is the meat divided up and I used the ziploc bag trick:

    (to get this out of the way - these pics aren't very great)

    The spinach was sauted with a small onion in olive oil with s & p:

    That was the first layer of beef. I cover that with the sausage and put cheese on that:

    I covered that with the third layer of beef and rolled it up. I definitely should just layered the meats and then put both the spinach and cheese together on top. The thin layer on the outside pulled apart a bit (a couple very small tears) as I rolled it up. The meat was really moist and soft, so I rolled really gently, but I think keeping it a little simpler would have made my life easier.

    Anyway, I put together a bacon braid:

    And rolled it up one more time:

    I am confident in the seasoning, I just hope the bacon seals up the couple small tears while it's cooking.

    I also have a couple racks of ribs to put on tomorrow. Looking forward to a nice weekend smoke!

    I'll post the results after the cook.

    Good luck!
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  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Look like a pro already!:drool
  3. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Thanks! The fatty sticky made it really easy.
  4. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Crowded smoker today!  Another breezy day here in New England, but the sun is shining and it's not freezing, for a change;

  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on the weave!

  6. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Thanks Al!

    Wrapping time for the ribs. Fatty is about 145.

  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow,looks like a great meal coming up!:drool
  8. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Here is the result of the fatty:

    It looks a little wet, as this is when it was first removed from the pit. As it has sat for a little while, it looks really good, although we toyed with the idea of popping in a hot oven to crisp it a little. The risk was that is would be overdone, so we opted not to. It smells really good!

    More pics to come...
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  9. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    KA, Nice looking first !
  10. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Wow..this is quite possibly the best thing I have ever cooked! Taste, tenderness and appearance all spot on. We ate half of it already!!

    Beginners luck, I guess:

    The ribs are taking forever..this has been a rough cook, to be honest. The wind has had the temps all over the joint.

    Here is one rack..I am going to leave the other one on for a little longer:

    We'll see what happens with the other rack..
  11. alan123

    alan123 Fire Starter

    That fatty and ribs look fantastic, reminded me I have two baby back racks in the freezer that need to end up on a couple of dinner plates! Really a great looking fatty.
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Keith sorry for being late I must not have hit submit yesterday.That looks great and I am Jealous not having made one yet. Points for you sir


  13. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Thanks Alan!!

    Here is one last pic to put a bow on this one:

    The ribs were B- to a B. The coleslaw was awesome though! lol!

    I still need lots of practice on my fire box management...this one was all over the place, temp wise.

    Thanks for reading, guys!
  14. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Thanks Richie! You really need to give this a was super easy and well worth the effort. :)
  15. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fatty and ribs? I like the way you roll, Keith.



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