The Smoke Ring Fatty

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by pokernut, Oct 10, 2012.

  1.    I entered this in the recent Throwdown, and while I did not make the podium I must thank the few people who voted in my favor.

    As suggested in the rules I tried to be original and think outside the box so I went with a hollowed out log as opposed to the traditional style.


        That was the extent of my originality however, as I stuck with what I knew and made your basic breakfast fatty. After seeing some of the other entrants amazing work and delicious ingredients I knew I was doomed, but I had a lot of fun doing this event and my consolation is that after a lot of searching I could not find anyone who had ever went this route, so until I'm proven wrong I own the patent and all royalties will be paid to ME to cover recent poker losses[​IMG].

    My co-workers loved it and I got many ata-boys which is really why we do this isn't it?

       So, without further ado, I give you the "Smoke Ring Fatty"...


        I would have never imagined ever using a bundt pan in my life but since I was putting meat in it I think He-men everywhere will give me a pass. I lined it with plastic wrap before laying down a nice even bed of maple sausage.


       Then a layer of cheddar....


       Upon which, went a ring of hard boiled eggs...


        Smothered with more cheese to help fill in any voids...


        Them capped with the remainder of the sausage and massaging it into a presentable form.


    This thing was a beast, with nearly 3 pounds of sausage. I knew it would be impossible to manage in its soft state so it had to set up in the freezer for a good hour before I could handle it.


        I spent far to much time on my CAD program at work trying to figure out how to put a bacon weave on this thing, finally having to settle for just a bacon wrap. It turned out well though as bacon is usually tapered which helped with even coverage. Also, toothpicks sure helped in tacking down the ends underneath while cooking.



        The result after 3 hours of smoking. I fell in love the second I pulled it out, I hated the thought of having to cut into it but my hunger got the best of me.


        In hindsight, my presentation sucked, but this was my first attempt and I will ramp things up the next go-round!

    Thanks for looking.

    Ken
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
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  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Now that thinking outside the box !!!! Thumbs Up
    Show this to the wife she told me to stay away from her pan !!
    So sorry I wont be able to send you any royalties for it. :biggrin:
    does look good !!
     
  3. I would have got that reaction to, so I went with the old "it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission" angle on this one and used when she went to bed.
    Thanks for the comment.
     
  4. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    I thought it was a great idea

    I'm always looking for ideas outside of the box

    I will try it and most likely introduce it in my next class
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That was a great looking fattie and I bet it tasted awesome too 
     
  6. Outstanding idea and really "thinking outside the box". I have an extra pan if anyone needs to borrow it [​IMG]
     
  7. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think that's a great idea! I wish I had the ability to think of different things like this. I'm just wondering if it tasted as good as it looked. Great post ...... thanks.
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ken, morning.... I thought your fatty was very original and creative...  [​IMG]  ....  Dave
     
  9. I was wondering how you got the hard boiled eggs in there.  Did the smoke get into them as well or just the sausage?
     
  10. spoolinaz

    spoolinaz Meat Mopper

    A fatty torus! I really like that you used CAD to aid in cooking, I use 3D all day long here...[​IMG]  Some sort of a french braid on the bacon might work. Or better yet, make a pair of fingercuffs out of bacon! slice it open and slide the bacon-cuff around, it's a thought...
     
  11. I seriously considered the French braid idea, but I could not think of a way to make 4 foot bacon slices, your finger cuff suggestion has triggered some new ideas in my head for the next time though.

    As I said everyone at work loved it, none had even heard of the fatty so I was king for a day, they keep asking me to bring more in. These NC folk take their breakfast seriously so impressing them was a win by itself.

    WPS....I doubt the smoke got to the eggs but you could not notice

    Thanks for the positive comments and hope it inspires others to improve upon the idea.

    Ken
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  12. vegassmokeout

    vegassmokeout Meat Mopper

    That is just too cool.  Looks great!!!![​IMG]
     
  13. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Coolness! I have a bundt pan that "died" (silly story)......you have given me another reason to keep it around! Haven't done a fatty yet!
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I missed this but, I think that is a totally cool idea for shaping a Fattie and would be the Talk of the Town on a buffet table at a Pot Luck Dinner. Great Job...JJ
     
  15. That looks awesome.  I hadn't heard of fatties (well not this kind) until I came here!

    You could also call that one the a-hole fatty, but it probably wouldn't sell as good.[​IMG]
     
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  16. I think that was an absolutely amazing idea! That opens up a whole new series of ways to make a fattie.

    Great job.

    Scott
     
  17. meateadder

    meateadder Newbie

      I think we need to hear your silly story..
     
  18. meateadder

    meateadder Newbie

    I'm thinking a Christmas themed one might be a great idea for our annual company luncheon next month...a meat wreath thingy...just need to nail down the right ingredients for the holidays.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  19. 1beezer

    1beezer Smoke Blower

    I like it and I'm going to have to look around the kitchen to see if the ex left the bunt pan behind. [​IMG]
     
  20. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    48" bacon strips for french braiding

    Grind the pork belly, ad correct amount of cure to it, mix it, let it sit for 4 hours in the fridge, then run it through a custom tip on a jerky cannon.  It would be like making turkey bacon out of real bacon.  You could cold smoke it on a 2x2 framed aluminum screen sheet.  You could use a long cardboard box or heating duct as the smoker tilted up at an angle with an AMNPS at the bottom.

    This would give you essentially ground bacon.  I think it would taste the same.

     Don
     

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