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So you got your bird How do I cook it?

Old 03-23-2016, 09:48 AM
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This ought to help you greatly.....enjoy!~

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Old 03-23-2016, 10:22 AM
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Not for me ... slice the breast in thin strips. Marinate, roll in yellow mustard, then dust with flour seasoned to your taste ... roll in an egg wash and again in the flour ... then fry in bacon drippings.

Wings and legs almost not worth saving. Lots of tendons and very little meat. I do not fool with the wings. I pressure cook the legs in chicken broth and pick out the meat Strain the broth and make a turkey based soup ... noodle soup or dumplings.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:51 AM
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Funny stuff right there JW.. I got quite a laugh out of it..

I cook the whole bird sometimes after skinning it.. I will have the wife stuff it up and spice it.. Then put strips of bacon on it to keep from drying out to much.. I also will sometimes slice the meat off the breast to fry up later and always keep the legs for a stew later on.. I do not like to throw anything that is usable away..

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Old 03-23-2016, 11:44 AM
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The last few I got I just boned out and ground. You can use ground turkey in just about anything.
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I used to not mess with the legs, but decided that was a waste so I tried putting them in a crockpot with some mushroom soup and slow cooked them for at least 8-12 hours. It worked and all those nasty tendons and ligaments separated from the meat and were easily removed in a minute or two such that what was left was really good eating.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:28 PM
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Mojotex..your post just gave the hungries. I think I'm gonna try the dry mustard thing. Thanks for the share.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:30 PM
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Right you are Top. I slow cook a mess of legs and thighs. I love dark meat. Slow cooking then chilled the stays and bone can easily be extracted. Little Dijon mustard and some Mayo with fresh wheat bread I have my lunch.......And that drum stick bone.....makes a dandy two bone suction call or pot striker....
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Take the breast and cut it into small chunks, soak in a bowl of Crystal's Hot Sauce for 1 hour or more, then flour and season, last step is to fry!
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I normally just smoke the breast since I am too lazy to pluck one. I will have to give the legs in a crockpot a try for sure
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:23 AM
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I debone it all and divide the breast up into meal-sized portions and freeze so it lasts all year long. No meat wasted. Then just cut into chunks and Worcestershire and season, then flour and fry. The legs I usually do the crock pot thing.
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