My First Fatties!!!! With Qview!

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by thebattman, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. thebattman

    thebattman Newbie

    Unfortunately, I won't even know for sure how they turned out (taste-wise) until tomorrow morning, as I did them for a Church Brotherhood breakfast!

    #1 is made from Jimmy Dean Mild Breakfast sausage, stuffed with Pepperjack cheese, diced Aneheim pepper, hash browns, and bacon (forgot to add the caramelized onions until I had it rolled...oooops). Wrapped the whole thing in bacon (was difficult - wife picked up ends and pieces!!!).

    #2 is made from Petit Jean Country Sausage (an Arkansas brand of primarily port products - best ham in the world!!!), stuffed with cheddar cheese, Anaheim pepper, caramelized onions (remembered them for this one!), hash browns, and bacon.


    Getting them rolled was a bigger challenge than I expected. I think my sausage got a bit too close to room temperature while I was working with it (came straight in from the grocery to the counter, to the ziplocs, to rolling, to stuffing, etc...

    #1 sprung a few leaks, #2 did a bit better.
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look great to me.[​IMG]
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fatties looked great Battman. Some advice would be to chill the sausage before you press it out and attempt to roll it. I usually press mine out in gallon zipploc bags and throw thew=m in the freezer for about 25-30 minutes and they hold up great.
    Hope you let us know how well they turned out, if you are lucky enough to even get a slice. Those lucky people...pure fattie bliss...
  4. Yeah, not sure if the thread is still here, but search Fatties - there is a wonderful tutorial with lots of pics on how to roll 'em. There are some tricks and they work! Check out the bacon weave - OMGosh - very cool.

    Looks fine though - once people taste your creation, they will not be critiquing it's technical merit.
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Leakers or not, I'd eat them! [​IMG]
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. After you've done a couple, it becomes easier.
  7. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the fatty club. Nice work. After you taste let us know what you think. And if you're as hooked as I am on these things.
  8. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow keep us posted them look good
  9. thebattman

    thebattman Newbie

    Well - they turned out real good!

    This is the third time I have tried to introduce the guys to something "new"...

    First time, it was fried plantains ( I love them)... luke-warm reception.

    Second time - homemade deer breakfast sausage ... slightly warmer reception.

    But I think the Fatties went over super! Wound up being only 7 guys there - but they ate 80% of one and a little over half of the other (wan't based on preference, was more based on order they were cut).

    I'm munching on leftovers as I type this. Really good. I think I like the one with pepperjack cheese better - but think it would have been even more awesome with the caramelized onions!!!

    I noticed the sticky with suggestions.... after they were on the smoker! Will definitely chill the ziplocs with the sausage in them for a while before working it again.

    I really liked out the potatoes turned out!

    Here is a slice-view:
  10. thebattman

    thebattman Newbie

    Almost forgot - wife tried it when I got home... and she liked it (and she isn't generally all that big on eating a lot of meat)!
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your first FATTIES, now you can really get into the groove with some experience behind you. It's all good my friend.
  12. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats. Glad everyone liked it![​IMG]
  13. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice! You'll be gettin requests for them now.
  14. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Battman. Look really good.
  15. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looking great, bat -

    how did it go with re-heating them? did you do it in an oven?

    i'd be interested in hearing about this because i figure it would be good to make one some night for a breakfast or maybe bring one in for an office party.
  16. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good job battman - gotta love fatties

    wtg with trying to introduce the guys to new stuff

    i dont know how you did your plantains but we usually fry ours like(they look like banana chips) and we season them heavy with cajun seasoning...
  17. thebattman

    thebattman Newbie

    The main serving, I reheated them in an oven in the foil. They came out just fine.

    At home, I just cut off some and microwaved... worked ok.
  18. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad they turned out well. [​IMG] for introducing new things to the men.

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