View Full Version : mmm I love Fatties (PRON)

09-11-2009, 01:32 PM
Really been craving some fattie lately, so I smoked one up at lunch.

My wife and kids don't like heat (spice), so I used equal parts light/dark ground turkey, and threw in a Chorizo for good measure. Rubbed it with Dizzy Pig Raging River, and smoked it with some apple chips at around 275 until done!

Fatties are awesome - my only problem used to be that I did not like the way mine would sink in to the grate during the initial part of the cook. I took a tip from this forum to start the cook with the fattie resting on a narrow piece of tin foil. I removed the foil after about an hour and rotated the fattie. Worked out great!



09-11-2009, 01:50 PM
nice! Pass me a fork.

09-11-2009, 01:50 PM
wow wicked yummy

09-11-2009, 02:48 PM
I have not tried one with turkey. Does the turkey seem drier than a regular fatty with sausage and ground meat?

09-11-2009, 03:43 PM
I have not tried one with turkey. Does the turkey seem drier than a regular fatty with sausage and ground meat?

Using just ground white meat from turkey is tricky. It does not brown up, and can be dry compared to beef or pork. However, I have had a lot of success mixing some diced apple or pear, or even some fruit chutney into the turkey mixture. I also use something sweet like maple syrup or brown sugar with a rub on the exterior to help it to get some colour.

Turkey burgers are way better sliced from fatties than grilled on their own, if you ask me. Basically, find a turkey burger recipe that sounds good to you, and make a fattie out of it! A turkey fattie is way less dry and way easier to cook than a turkey burger.

The fattie done today has dark turkey meat, and about 15% chorizo (.75lb each of white/dark ground turkey plus 1 chorizo sausage mixed); that took care of any of the dryness or exterior colour issues when using just white turkey meat. I think this will be my go-to turkey fattie combination for a while.


BBQ Grail
09-11-2009, 04:10 PM
It looks good.

09-11-2009, 04:31 PM

09-11-2009, 04:38 PM
Nice work!

09-11-2009, 04:40 PM
Great Looking Grub!!!!



09-12-2009, 12:00 AM
Looks very good!:wink: