My first fatty

I realised at lunchtime that I had sausagemeat in the fridge that needed to be used up, and I am away for the weekend.

So I thought I would have a try at making a fatty. A fatty is a large sausage-like object, made from sausage or luncheon meat, and smoked. They can be as simple as a log of sausage covered in rub, or wrapped in bacon, or they can have all sorts of fillings.

When making a bacon-wrapped sausage, many folk weave a kind of mat from streaky bacon, in which to wrap the fatty. Because I only had back-bacon, I couldn’t do this, so I simply overlapped it around the sausage. It managed to stay together, and I don’t think it came out to bad, either. Tasted ok, too.

Now I have mastered the basic idea, I can be more adventurous next time, and add a filling.

Note: the pink colour around the outside is the “smoke ring”, showing the penetration of smoke into the sausage.

One Comment

  1. chris
    April 21, 2011

    Over on the British BBQ Forum, where I also posted these pictures, someone directed me at this site:

    I can feel my arteries clogging just looking at it!

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