I would like to think this blog, at times, kicks out food from the upper end of the culinary scale (Of course I sometimes dream I have hair too). So, in between fun with lamb, fish, and Thai, I also like to grill things that by name alone cause your heart to either miss a beat, or just plain stop. Enter tonight's feast: The Stuffed Fatty.
For the uninitiated, a "fatty" is BBQ vernacular for a rolled, stuffed, and BBQ'd sausage. These are easy to make, taste good, and frequent consumption will knock off more days from your life than walking against a crosswalk signal.
Special thanks to a poster at the Q Joint for his plastic bag rolling idea. It works great!
1 lb sausage
1/2 cup shredded cheese
6 slices of bacon
1. Place your sausage inside a gallon sized plastic bag.
2. Leave the bag open and with a rolling pin, or perhaps your forearms if they're big enough, roll out the sausage flat.
3. With your sausage rolled, take a knife and cut through the sides and top of the bag.
4. Peel back the plastic bag.
5. With your sausage exposed...uhhh, let me rephrase that, with your plastic bag removed, throw a little rub and cheese on to the middle of the roll.
6. Starting at one end, roll up the sausage.
7. Once done, you will have your "log".
8. Prepare your bacon by spreading out 6 slices. If I had more bacon, I would have done a weave. However, I'll save that for next time.
9. Place your roll one end of the bacon:
and roll it up:
10. Once you have rolled it, you will have a bacon log! Wrap it in plastic wrap, so that it will keep form and throw it in the fridge.
11. Set up your grill for indirect medium. Once ready, grill your fatty indirect for about an hour, or until the internal temperature hits 160 degrees.
12. Serve and eat!
For something so easy, and in a way, incredibly deadly, the Fatty is incredibly good. I didn't have much on hand for tonight's, but have grand plans for Fatty's for our next brew day. Can you say goat cheese and basil?
Fatty's make a great appetizer, an easy meal, and even better, great leftovers. In fact, a Twitter friend of mine, Marc (who's from the Netherlands!), already cranked out his own after seeing my Flickr pics pop up over the weekend. His looked great, and so will yours!