San Francisco Fatty

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by tacman, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    I was cold smoking some more salmon for canning this morning on top of my ccsv and decided why waste the warm smoke so I took a look through the cupboards and modified a stuffed meatloaf recipe that is very popular with my family and cooked up my first fatty.

    After much discussion, we decided to call it the San Francisco Fatty!

    I started with 1 lb of moose burger and 1 lb of mild sausage. Mixed them together....Sprayed some Pam on Saran Wrap to help keep the meat from sticking and rolled it out.

    I cooked up a box of beef flavored Rice A Roni ("The San Francisco Treat" .... hence the name San Francisco Fatty) .... added 1/2 cup of sour cream (will use more next time to make the rice moister) .... spread it out on a plate and cooled it for a few minutes in the freezer.

    Pressed the Rice-A-Roni together for the center....

    SIDE NOTE: Notice the flat cookie sheet underneath.... this was an afterthought that I slid under after rolling it time, I will Saran Wrap the cookie sheet as this allowed me to turn the fatty easily while I was working as well as served as a platter when I placed it in the freezer to firm up.

    While it was chilling in the freezer, I attempted my first bacon weave which I saw posted somewhere on the site.

    SIDE NOTE: I again laid out Saran Wrap and sprayed it with Pam in order to keep the bacon from sticking. The Saran Wrap was an excellent aid to help roll a perfect fatty on the first try. Being cheap, I had purchased some inexpensive bacon that was on sale. I Will NOT Make That Mistake Twice! It was way to thin and easily broke apart as I tried to weave it. In the future, I will purchase a good quality thick sliced bacon for fatties.

    I slid the fatty into the smoker at 250 for 3 hours, then turned the heat up to 375 to crisp the bacon for another 35 minutes. Final internal temp was 185.

    The finished product.....

    (Last) SIDE NOTE: The flat cookie sheet worked wonderful for removing the fatty from the smoker. I just lifted one end with a long spatula, and slid the cookie sheet under and repeated for the other side.

    Some of the side note info may be old hat for some of you but, being new to this process, using the old noodle sure worked out for me and I thought I would pass along some of what I had learned for some of the other newbies!
  2. Hey, Tacman!

    That last picture looks great!
  3. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Thank you.... we sure enjoyed it... looking forward to trying that concoction of yours next time we do a fatty.
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious Tacman
  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Moose fattie. That's a new one on me. Great job. Don't be too quick to run out and bet thick bacon for a fattie weave. Often times it doesn't cook well and comes off soft. I prefer to wrestle with a good quality (like a Farmland) normal bacon.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yet another new kind of Fattie for the record books. Great job Tacman on a nice bacon weave. All you have to remember is "One cooked is one Hooked"
  7. dexter

    dexter Smoke Blower

    That's a good looking fattie!!!!! Well done!!!
  8. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Interesting fattie, and the idea of moose sounds great! Dude say's it right~ thick cut bacon is just too thick for a proper fattie. Farmland and Oscar Meyer seem to work the best over here. High quality meat-to-fat ratio and every single slice in a package is as good as the center one.
  9. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the input / feedback on the bacon. I will keep my eye out for a good sale price on a better quality of regular sliced bacon.
  10. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    That looked pretty good, but I must admit after reading the title I expected to see a bunch of fruits and nuts inside.
  11. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Hmm....nuts and fruits wrapped in a piece of meat on a smoked meat forum..... is that kind of like an oxymoron? [​IMG]

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