There are tons and tons of versions of Fatties. They all revolve around three basic things however- 1. A BBQ smoker, 2. BBQ Rub (seasoning) and 3) Breakfast sausage. The simplest version is just these three basic items- take your favorite sausage out of the casing leaving it in its' cylindrical shape. Season the outside with your favorite BBQ rub, and place in a smoker at 250 for 1 to 1.5 hours. At this point you can either brush it with sauce and let it cook on for 15 minutes, or just remove it and slice and serve with sauce for dipping. Simple, easy and a great appetizer.
|Squished sausage in a gallon ziploc|
When it is rolled up, seal the edges and the ends with your fingers. If you don't, you WILL have cheese and other filling ingredients leaking out all over the cooker. And an empty sausage, and nobody really wants that!
|Beginning the roll!|
We then sprinkle all sides pretty heavily with our Ultimate BBQ Rub, but you can use any BBQ type seasoning you would like. Place in the smoker and you have a great appetizer in only an hour and a half!
We usually never do this as a stand alone product, but if we are cooking something else with a little extra room it makes a great treat. Like we said earlier, feel free to brush with BBQ sauce. We usually like it "dry", with some sauce on the side.
Don't hesitate to experiment with the stuffings either- just about anything will go well with a fatty. We have tried a sauteed spinach/mushroom/parmesan stuffing, a jalapeno-queso stuffing, etc. If you like it, the sausage really won't care what you put in there!
We hope you liked our intro to a fattie. Enjoy!