Which works better.

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by stickyfingers, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    I've done ABTs cutting length ways and they turned out great. I recently bought a holder for doing them standing on end.

    But which works better? And is there a difference in cooking methods?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. They both work great just depends on what your putting in them  [​IMG]   just make sure you have BACON  around them  [​IMG]
  3. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have a homemade holder now.  Works good.  But before I sliced them lengthwise.  In hindsight the horizontal ones are easier to eat (one bite).  The whole ones in the holder are almost to much stuff to eat in one bite.  Other then that not much difference in taste or times.
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I always do mine whole. If your jap's are big it is like A meal in itself. Saves more of the main course for everyone to enjoy while the cook actually get's some. I don't know how many barbies I have done where the food was all gone by the time I got time to eat anything. I also love just plain roasted chiles although they can put tears in your eyes and make snot come out of your ears. During duck season I wrap butterflied duck breasts around the pepper then wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cream cheese. Even people who profess to hate duck because they have had whole roasted overdone liver like bird like these. Never had A complaint.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I personally like to cut them length wise. To me you can get more stuffing in them. Then make sure that you use some thin cheap bacon so it will crisp up while thye smoke too.
  6. jnstrom

    jnstrom Fire Starter

    I go length wise straight on a greased grill shelf. Going length wise doubles the amount of ABTs and makes the cheese (or whatever you put inside) get smoked a bit. Of course this depends on your bacon wrap too. Straight on the grill gives the bacon an even cook. Just be ready for the oozing cheese and bacon grease. That's where your water pain comes in. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2010
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Length wise. Easier to work with.
  8. tnbarbq

    tnbarbq Fire Starter

    I cut mine length wise as well.  I also leave the stem on.  Helps create a boat which holds the cheese better.
  9. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Lengthwise works best for me as well..
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I like the boat style as well its nice when I can split the stem for handles. You double the number of Abt's that way as well as them being easier to stuff in my opinion
  11. I've made them 3 different ways.  Halved, whole, and halved put back together (if that makes sense).  I prefer halved.  Easy to stuff, bite sized and they go further (as a hors d'oeuvre).  Also, since not everyone likes the spice, it's easier to clear if of seeds and membranes.

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