Sunday, August 30, 2009

French Toast Fatty Sandwiches

I just made an obscenely good breakfast. It's probably even illegal in California. You'll have to forgive the picture quality, it was early and a bit overcast this morning.

First I smoked a fatty, which is simply a 1 lb breakfast sausage (I like Jimmy Dean Sage) rolled in some BBQ rub and then smoked about 90 minutes. That by itself is a treat. Once you have it smoked, you'll never be happy with fried sausage patties again.
While it was smoking, I made a compound butter. I used 8 tablespoons of butter, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (real, not imitation). I could only get Grade A maple syrup, but I prefer Grade B, it's actually better IMO.
Mix the softened butter, syrup and vanilla together. You can whip it (when a butter comes must whip it! Devo cooks) but I just mashed it with a fork. I put it on a piece of plastic wrap and rolled it back into a log. It only took about 30 minutes in the fridge to harden.

Once the fatty was done, I made french toast on the Big Green Egg using a cast iron grill plate that I bought at Lowes Home Improvement 2 years ago.
The egg bath for the bread is 4 eggs, 1/2 c milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and cinnamon.

I put it all together....Can you say scrumpdillyicious?There, I knew you could.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Oh, my husbnd would absolutely drool over this breakfast! Looks great!!!

  2. I just want a bite. I'd need a couple of Zantac if I tried to finish the rest.

  3. That is some kind of breakfast!! GREG

  4. omg!! Im going to have to smuggle some of that into my kitchen!!! if my profile pic turns into a mug shot, you'll know why. (and it will be all your fault hahaha)

  5. This looks great. I like to take a leftover slice of fatty, put it on the griddle, pour pancake mix around the sausage so it oozes into the sides.

    Breakfast out of the to be a good thing

  6. That looks like what I've been craving... I bought one of those bologna chunks(unsliced ) you featured BB-Q'd a few posts back. I may try that soon!

  7. That's illegal in more places than CA, and an argument for universal healthcare that's better than most I've seen. What a great looking meal!

  8. That surely is illegal, it looks too good! I've just come across your blog and am thinking that I might have to become a regular.

  9. You just blew my mind (and tastebuds).

    That is such an awesome breakfast.

    Why can't I live near you?

  10. That is an amazing idea. I am totally going to smoke some breakfast sausage. That sandwich looks amazing.


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