Thanks for the "fatties" Jilly! My DIL used to make something less exotic - just a hot-dog wiener size/shaped piece of ground beef wrapped in a single slice of bacon and rolled in a ton of cracked black pepper.
But, these fatties have sparked my "things to try" imagination:
Cheeseball Fatty: carmalized onions and sliced/grated smoked or red-wine cheddar cheeseballs. Adding some sauteed mushrooms would be an option.
Southern Fatty: cornbread dressing - with or without oysters.
Cajun Fatty: cajun rice with shrimp or crawfish.
Lebanese Fatty: saffron rice pilaf with onion and garlic.
Greek Fatty I: feta cheese and chopped spinach - a little oregano, maybe a pinch of allspice, nutmeg and/or cinnamon?
Greek Fatty II: Greek tomato sauce with a little oregano, a pinch of allspice, nutmeg and/or cinnamon; roasted eggplant, and feta cheese.
German Fatty: chopped cabbage, or sauerkraut, with apples and cardamom.
Hawaiian Fatty: something using pineapple ....
Cuban Fatty: something with black beans, rice, and coconut milk ....
And I've just gotten started!