A Fatty is a tasty treat that starts with sausage, includes a stuffing, and once rolled upped is wrapped with bacon. This whole package is then smoked until the bacon is crisp.
The original Fatty was just a 1 pound sausage log sprinkled in rub and smoked.
But it has evolved into a more complex BBQ treat.
A 1 pound sausage log is rolled flat in a 1 gallon ziploc bag. Then the stuffing is placed on the sausage which the gets rolled back up. Next a 6 by 6 bacon weave is wrapped around the sausage. BBQ rub is then sprinkled on and the Fatty is smoked until the insides reach 165 F and the bacon is crisped.
THESE ARE DELICIOUS!
The stuffing is only limited to your imagination. Here’s a few examples….
A breakfast fatty could be stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheese, onions, potatoes and peppers.
A cheesesteak fatty could be stuffed with thinly sliced steak, provolone cheese, mushrooms, peppers and onions.
A Greek fatty could be stuffed with spinach leaves, onions, and feta cheese.