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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fried Potato and Ham Smoked Fattie

I made a mixture of ground pork and beef, combined with one cup of beer and some Harley's dry rub..
then let it chill....






fried potato cubes, onions and ham in some butter, cooled and added shredded cheese and minced japapeno pepper for a slight kick... also seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.




used my fattie piston.....




filled the fatty piston with the potato, ham, onion, cheese stuffing and packed it down with the piston rod...













After chilling the stuffing, I rolled out the meat mixture, then eased the filling on top..


made a bacon weave mat...to wrap around the fattie....





sprinkled with cracked black pepper and into my horizontal wood burner......




smoked for about 4 hours......














I placed a slice of potato, ham, onion, cheese fattie on a hot biscuit half, topped with a poached egg and smothered in creamy gravy.....



I liked it.........a lot :)


28 comments:

Dan said...

You can hear my artery's hardening just looking at this ! at least I will go with a big smile on my face. This was fun to do New years eve. As always thanks for the yummy ideas
Dan

Big Dude said...

Wow Jeanie - As you know, I love breakfast food and this looks absolutely perfect. If I leave now and drive straight through, I may be able to make it by breakfast tomorrow. Will you share your cream gravy recipe?

Chez said...

pure culinary artistry ... period. end of story.

Zydecopaws said...

That is a thing of beauty. If it tasted half as good as it looks, it must have been fantastic!

cowgirl said...

Haha.. Dan, I wondered what that sound was. :)
Hope you are getting some snow...I know how you all hate to sit around with nothing to do. lol
Thanks Dan!

cowgirl said...

Dude, thanks!! I love breakfast too. If you hurry, I could whip up a plate for ya. :)
As for the gravy, I use what ever meat drippings I have on hand, (even bacon drippings)..then add a couple tablespoons of flour, cook for a few minutes, add milk or cream, season with salt and lots of pepper and a bit of cayenne.
That's the basic way, you can add other seasonings to spice it up.

It's nothing fancy, just pan gravy.

Thanks Dude. :)

cowgirl said...

Chez.... Thanks. (((HUG))) :)

cowgirl said...

Zydeco! Good to see you too. :)
It was tasty.... at least I thought it was. lol

Thank you!!

Mrs. JP said...

Wow, we've made those before but not put potatoes in the middle...now that's a great idea. I better eat something before I go to the store or I'll come home with a truck load. Yum, cowgirl, yum.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Mrs JP! I like potatoes and the ham was tasty too..
If you put scrambled eggs in the center it would be a self contained fattie. :)
Have a good day shopping!

Hanneke said...

hey Jeanie, again: just so amazing! said it before, I need to come by more often, sorry.... you´re doing ok? speak to you soon again, bye bye

cowgirl said...

Hi Hanneke, it's good to see you. I need to make it to the forum more often too. :)
I'm doing fine, hope you are too!

Thank you!

Tim said...

Like Mrs JP said, I have made this before but not with potatoes. I will have to give this a shot!

cowgirl said...

Tim I like them with corned beef hash filling too... there are just so many options.
Hope you have fun experimenting with them. :)

Richtee said...

Neat...I gotta make up one of those pistons. Looks pretty darn easy! Beauty plate as always :{)

cowgirl said...

Rich, it's good to see ya. :)
I have to laugh when I remember back to the beginning....
We sure did catch heck about you nominating me to the OTBS. lol
Thanks for standing beside me from day one.
brace yourself... :)
(((HUG)))

R said...

that is beautiful. =)

Bacchus(Ron)

cowgirl said...

Hey Ron, Thanks! It's good to see ya. I appreciate you stopping by my blog. :)

R said...

No problem. I nejoyed the read.

cowgirl said...

I'm glad to hear that Ron. I hope you stop by again sometime. :)

thanks!

Dave said...

Hi, This is awesome, I recreated it at my house and would like to add a link to your site so I can give dcredit where it is due. Is this OK with you?

cowgirl said...

Dave that's great! I hope the fattie turned out well for you. Feel free to add my link.. I appreciate it! :)

Thank you...

Penner said...

What is the portions of ground beef to Pork do you use, and do you used seasoned pork or just plain ground pork?

cowgirl said...

Hi Penner!
On this fattie, I used about 1/2 beef to 1/2 ground pork. The pork wasn't seasoned, just straight ground pork. (fat included)

This fattie was from about one year ago and I've tried several combinations since then and usually use at least half and half when mixing with beef or even ground venison.

Straight ground pork can be used too.. Most people just make fatties out of a 1lb chub of hot sausage.
I like to experiment with mine.

Good luck with them! :)

Penner said...

I have been smoking meat for over 5 years now and just came across a fattie. I cannot belive that I have been missing out on this mouth watering food. As soon as I have time this will be the first thing I smoke. I am planning all sorts of variations!

cowgirl said...

I think you will like them Penner!
The original fatty was just a chub of sausage smoked but they have morphed. :)
I have a few others posted here on my blog... the fillings are endless.
Good luck! :)

craig chamberlain said...

Hi cowgirl, it's been awhile since we've talked.
I just came acroos your blog again and was looking at your "breakfast fattie", where did you get that piston fattie?
Craig Chamberlain

cowgirl said...

It's good to see you Craig! :)
I made the piston out of schedule 40 pvc.. they are easy to put together.
Hope all is well with you. :)