Poker Night Snacks

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by daveomak, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My turn in the barrel.

    Plain sausage just don't cut it anymore. I sliced the sausage about 1/8". NWDave had his sausage dry to a crispness like a tater chip. I think his was thinner. This edit was put in to clarify the thickness and advise others on what the results might be. Varrying thinkness and temp will give results you may desire. There is no right or wrong, only personal preference. 

    45 min at 225. One batch with mesquite. The batch with the nuts was smoked with hickory.


    The extra grate is to stop the sausage from "curling".

    (for our neighbors to the north, not that kind of curling)

    Scarbellies smoked nuts. They are sooo good.


    Out of the smoker. Beads of fat on the slices. Nice smoke flavor. 


    Soaking up the fat.


    Jack and Sharp Cheddar I smoked a few months back.

    I am curious as to why the Cheddar has a smokier taste than the Jack. Both were smoked at the same time, etc.

    I find that strange. I will smoke the Jack longer next time. The Cheddar is perfect.


    Roxy has been helping with eating the "extra pieces" that aren't pretty. Good-Dog.....

    2 different smokes on the meat. 2 different cheeses.


    Mac salad with shrimp, celery, chinese hot mustard, garlic powder (home ground),

    horseradish (home ground) and whatever else I forgot. Just have to kick it up U-know?


    Pico de Gallo. Cabbage, Jalapeno's (fresh and pickled), anaheim chilies, roma's, vidalia onion, cilantro, lime zest and juice, Wine vinegar, cayene and black pepper, chili powder and salt


    All of this will be served with some chicken nuggets of sorts (frozen and zapped) and dipping sauces.

    I am just trying to accomodate everyones tastes and make darn sure there are left-overs.

    Thanks for lookin' .......... Dave
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious Dave!!

  3. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ditto that

    nice smoke for card night.
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice smoke! The guys must have loved it!
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks mighty tasty Dave !!!!!

    Guys had to love that !!

    Only curling I can think of is for pumping them Biceps, and "frozen shuffleboard"!!!

  6. lucky13

    lucky13 Smoke Blower

    Looks tasty!  I don't even play cards but I would come for that spread.
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think you should be very happy about winter coming to an end...... hahahahahaha .........   Now that there's funny!!!!
  8. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Looks really tasty, Dave! I never would have thought of smoking sliced sausage - that's definitely showing up at a party here soon! Thanks and I hope you had good luck at the card table!  [​IMG]
  9. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I really like the idea of the double rack to keep the sausage from curling.  And I know someone who has a metal brake.
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I got some nice round versions of them at Dollar General for 1.25. 

    About 13 inches across.

    Supposedly disposable.


    I have used the same 2 many times.

      Have a great day!!

  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's some good looking snack food Dave. I'm sure your buddies appreciated your effort!   [​IMG]
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man I would come eat a plate of that for sure. Great job Dave
  13. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    It looks good forsure I. I will give that sausage a try soon.[​IMG]
  14. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good looking snack foods for card nite.....sure you were a winner both ways.
  15. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great dave............looks like everyone was a winner................[​IMG]
  16. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Excellent plan distract them with some awesome goodies.Then take them to the cleaners.[​IMG]
  17. Nice lookin snacks Dave. Very creative. I'll bet the boys loved them. Much better than the old chips and dip.
  18. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No one plays to win...... Good food, cold brew and B.S is the winner.
    I've had too much stuff curl. I think I finally found the solution. It worked well.

    Normally, salami and cheese stuff doesn't go over that well. With the smoke added and the fat reduced it all dissappeared. I guess the older you get, the more you like great food.

    Come on over. It sure was good.

    The smoke adds a totally different profile to the sausage. Removing the fat makes you want to eat more.

    Thanks Willie. It all worked out.


    Yes we were.


    They are way to smart to fall for my tricks.


    Thanks to one and all. Just trying to expand the uses of the smoker and add some creativity for everyone to enjoy.
  19. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well done Dave.

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