I suppose most of you would call this a naked fatty, but 'sausage' sounded better to me for the title. The eggs are hard boiled that I wanted to smoke to make egg salad. And both of these are firsts for me! Hard to believe I've never smoked a fatty before and based on results, these won't be the last.
and put them on the top rack of my mini-WSM
I started with about half a chimney of briquettes left over from a previous smoke and threw a couple chunks of apple wood in for smoke flavor. The eggs were nicely colored up so they came off at about 25 minutes
Fatties took a little longer. I tried to take them off at 160° but they bled on the plate so they went back on til they hit 169°.
They took on a really nice smoke flavor, even though they are heavily spiced. I'd like to try hickory for the fatties but I'm entirely satisfied with apple for the hard boiled eggs.
I made the egg salad a few minutes ago. It was a really simple recipe (mayo, salt, pepper, chpped celeryleaves in lieu of parsley) and the smoke flavor really came through. It was really good.
I have to add props to my mini-WSM. I probably wouldn't fire up the big smoker for something like this, but half a chimney of charcoal in the mini and the results are great!