Hello from Coastal Georgia with a Cuban Fatty Qview

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by billdawg, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. So, I have been grilling for years, but just started smoking some about a year ago. I have an old Brinkmann Gourmet grill/smoker. It works ok, but my fiance' is buying me a new one as a wedding gift next month. Have not decided on which one yet. I made a fatty last year for the Georgia/Florida game last year, but had no idea what the name was. I just filled it with cheese and used ground beef and made it skinny enough to slice and make sliders with. I cooked it on the grill. Today was the first fatty on the smoker. I made a Cuban Fatty complete with ham, left over pulled pork, mustard, pickles, and Swiss cheese. I also made some Cuban bread and wrapped it in the bread dough to finish. Turned out great! I also did some ribs at the same time. Enjoy the pics! This is one of the most informative sights I have ever found. I have learned more in the last week reading the different threads than I ever could have through trial and error.

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    This was the ham, pulled pork and mustard.

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    Added the pickles and Swiss cheese

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    All rolled up and ready for the bacon.

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    Bacon weave and time for a cold beverage.

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    Rolled and ready for the smoker.

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    Mixing the Cuban bread with my fiance's new mixer....yes it is pink.

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    Dough is ready. I formed one into a loaf and let it rise. The other let rise before I rolled it out for the fatty.

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    Fatty fresh off the smoker. I forgot to take a pic of it on the smoker with the ribs I cooked at the same time.

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    Ready to wrap in the Cuban bread dough.

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    Trimmed the dough and wrapped the fatty. Ready for the oven.

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    Fresh out of the oven and delicious.

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    Served it with a side of creamy cole slaw.

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    Ribs came off 2 hours later.

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    Ribs turned out nicely too...wish I had not brain farted on the smoker pics.
     
  2. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!

    The ribs & your fattie look delicious!
     
  3. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard,hell of a lot of information,accumulated wisdom & insights at this place. Like the fatty,bread dough a nice touch sort of a beef wellington approach .We dont do them down this way[​IMG]yet ! Ive actually been to Cuba back in 98, was there for the Havana Mardi Gras unintentionally,hell of a time.
     
  4. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    love the cuban fattie,   that should go over big down here!
     
  5. Thanks guys. I am sure I will be posting more once all of the hectic wedding stuff is done, and we are back from the honeymoon, and I have a new smoker to play with.
     
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks amazing!! Care to share the recipe for the Cuban bread? Congrats on the wedding! My wife and I were married at Epworth by the Sea. We make it down there a couple times a year, usually January and April to deliver and retrieve my in-laws who spend a few months in St. Simons each winter. One of my favorite areas on Earth.
     
  7. Thanks! I know Epworth by the Sea well, since I grew up on St Simons Island. It is a beautiful place. The recipe I used for the Cuban bread is one I got from youtube. Here is the link.    It was my first time making it, but it seemed to turn out well. My fiance' said it was pretty close, and since she spent 10 years in the keys, I trust her on that one.
     
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I love Cuban food and make cuban sammies all the time. I will have to try your fattie it looks real good...Welcome to the forum...
     
  9. Thanks! I was a little worried about how it would turn out, but overall it was a winner!
     
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. [​IMG]
     
  11. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    great job that looks amazing.. bet it was tasty
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yet another take on the fattie Wellington.  Looks great!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Thank you for the heads up on the bread.
     
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Job and Congrats on the Wedding! I hit 23 years with Mrs. J in June...Best thing I ever did...JJ
     
  15. Thanks Chef! I have waited 42 years for the right one, and it has been well worth the wait. She brings out the best in me, and best of all, she is a willing Guinea Pig for anything new I try to cook, grill or smoke.
     
  16. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Great filling idea and it looks like it came out perfect. Think I'm going to have to give this one a try. Congratulations to you and your new bride.
     
  17. Thanks Shooter. If you make the bread, I would suggest a couple of things. Roll out the dough and then cover it with cellophane to let it rest before rolling it around the fatty. It will help help keep some air in it and not be so dense. Brush water on the top of the bread dough before you put it in the oven to keep the top softer and make sure you put the pan of water in the oven with it as the video states. Good luck!
     
  18. It all looks very delish!!!!  Ill have to give the cuban bread a whirl....  And welcome glad to have ya
     
  19. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Right on that looks great.. welcome to SMF[​IMG]
     
  20. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well done

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    Thanks for sharing

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