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Contributors to this thread:
Boone 12-Apr-21
greg simon 12-Apr-21
70lbdraw 12-Apr-21
Brotsky 12-Apr-21
WV Mountaineer 12-Apr-21
t-roy 12-Apr-21
Glunker 12-Apr-21
EmbryOklahoma 12-Apr-21
'Ike' (Phone) 12-Apr-21
Dollar 13-Apr-21
Nimrod90 13-Apr-21
BIGERN 13-Apr-21
BIGERN 13-Apr-21
DanaC 13-Apr-21
WV Mountaineer 13-Apr-21
TJS 13-Apr-21
elkmtngear 13-Apr-21
Bwana 13-Apr-21
Old Reb 13-Apr-21
wisconsinteacher 13-Apr-21
70lbdraw 13-Apr-21
Buck Watcher 13-Apr-21
Bourque77 13-Apr-21
Bourque77 13-Apr-21
Inshart 13-Apr-21
From: Boone
12-Apr-21
With Turkey season underway for most of you guys and some putting tags on some turkeys. (Wisconsin starts next week) what's everyone's go to method for making wild turkey?

From: greg simon
12-Apr-21
Chic Fil-A nuggets are a favorite at my house. I also really like turkey fajitas.

From: 70lbdraw
12-Apr-21
I smoked my first one...I don't recommend that! It was disappointing to say the least. Seems the best results come from deep frying, or shallow dug dutch oven.

From: Brotsky
12-Apr-21
Turkey nugs for the win at our house. Hard to beat!

12-Apr-21
That was hilarious 70.

Cut breast meat into Nuggets. I like an egg bath, rolled in flour seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper. Repeat, then drop into peanut or canola oil. Fry for about 3 minutes on 320 degrees grease temp.

Back and legs need braised an oven at 300 degrees for about 3 -4 hours. Or until fork tender.

Brazing Liquid should be chicken stock. Or water with some butter added. Put a beer in either one you choose. Add whole garlic gloves to the pot after peeling. Don’t dice them. Just peel and add whole. Heavy on the salt. Add a decent amount of pepper.

As a side, I’ll render some pig fat down and sear some potato’s, carrots, celery, and onions. Sear them good. In another pot, which has chicken stock in, I’ll pour the veggies in and place on the oven rack besides the turkey. Cook until turkey is done. If you sear them good, they’ll stand up to the long slow cook.

When done, I pick the meat off the bones, strain the turkey pot, sear off some flour in some bacon fat and create a gravy base. Then I add the turkey pot water to make a gravy.

I spoon a couple big veggie loads on a plate, fork out sone turkey on too, drown it all in the gravy, and enjoy as fine an eaten’ as you could imagine. It’s far better then then nuggets.

From: t-roy
12-Apr-21

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I cooked up some kitchen sink turkey stew just yesterday. Super simple to make, too. I just put 2 each of the drumsticks/thighs in a crockpot with a few cans of cream of mushroom soup, and slow cook it for 8-10 hrs, till the meat falls off the bone. Then fish out all of the bones, tendons, etc. I then add a chopped up onion, a couple of potatoes, carrots, some halved cherry tomatoes, plus a can each of peas, beans and corn. Continue cooking till the potatoes are done. Season to taste.

From: Glunker
12-Apr-21
Grind meat into burger. Add dash of Worcestershire, teaspoon of dijon, pepper and pan fry in light oil.

12-Apr-21
I wasn’t even interested in turkey hunting this year until I read these recipes. Damn, WV, that sounds delicious!

12-Apr-21
Lol...Rick!

Several...Smoked and then sliced thin! Nuggets and also Bacon wrapped, Jalapeño Poppers with a touch of Cream cheese...

From: Dollar
13-Apr-21
Turkey stir fry instead of chicken use wild turkey breast.Just don't over cook meat of veggie.I cut in 1/2" pieces so it cooks easy.

From: Nimrod90
13-Apr-21
Cut the breast in strips or Nugs and coat in Andy's Chicken breading, deep fry and then buffalo hot wing sauce and blue cheese dressing. Or.... cut in Nugs, brown in olive oil and then add to Creamy Wild Rice Soup mix and some fresh mushrooms and let it cook in crock pot for 5-6 hrs.

From: BIGERN
13-Apr-21
Turkey pot pie with celery seed crust in our house. Got the original recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook,just add the celery seed to the crust. Unbelievable!

From: BIGERN
13-Apr-21

From: DanaC
13-Apr-21
"I smoked my first one...I don't recommend that! It was disappointing to say the least. "

Did you brine it before smoking?

13-Apr-21
It’s is good Rick!!!! There won’t be thrown away.

From: TJS
13-Apr-21
Whole breast with a Lemon Pepper rub then grilled like a London Broil over high heat to create a crust, but still juicy inside is a favorite of mine.

From: elkmtngear
13-Apr-21
Had dark meat turkey enchiladas last night, (20 minutes in the Instant Pot with chicken broth, then shredded).

One bird made about 8 dozen.

From: Bwana
13-Apr-21
Turkey jerky

From: Old Reb
13-Apr-21
I use the breast meat for nuggets. Slow cook or pressure cook legs and thighs until fork tender. Dark meat can then be used in enchiladas, turkey & gravy hot spots, pulled bbq sandwiches, etc. I've put the legs in the smoker and the key to making them tender is to smoke them for 2 hrs then put them in a baking pan with some liquid in the pan. Then cover pan with tin foil and put back in smoker until tender. I leave the skin on the legs and usually use wine as the liquid. I also sometimes inject them with marinade before smoking. Don't be afraid to be creative.

13-Apr-21
We can the breast and use it in different recopies like tacos, gravy and biscuits, pasta or in soup. The thighs get put in the Insta-Pot and then shredded into a hottish with wild rice and mushrooms.

From: 70lbdraw
13-Apr-21
"Did you brine it before smoking?"

No, I gave it to a butcher that bragged about how good he was at it. He lied...and I'm pretty sure I still have some of the dark meat that I used to plug a couple of tire leaks on my Dodge. And that was in 2004!

From: Buck Watcher
13-Apr-21
I made a lot of soups. My favorite is:

------ Turkey Leg Soup

1 wild turkey leg - Onion - Celery - Carrots - Bay leaf - S & P - Chicken/turkey seasoning optional. I rarely use.

Boil until meat come off bone. Jake 1hr - really old Tom 15 hours. Remove meat. I strain so no little bones. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer until veggies are done. ---------------------------------------

Another great turkey recipe:

-------- WIld Turkey Burgers - from Larry Smith Outdoors.

1# ground turkey breast - 1/4# ground pork. Who has a 1/4# of ground pork??? I use bacon - it's pork. I have used olive oil for fat. - 1/4 cup sweet onion finely chopped - 1/4 cup sweet peppers finely chopped - S & P - Chicken/turkey seasoning optional. I never used it. - Cheese

Mix ingredients together. Make patties. Grill. Top with cheese if desired. Serve on Kaiser roll with Mayo (Not on mine please).

The first few times I made them I put BBQ sauce on the table - never used it.

WELL - time to take some turkey out of the freezer.

From: Bourque77
13-Apr-21

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I tried a recipe I found from the Meateater, Steven Rinella. It is a breakfast sausage with turkey and apple. I recommend trying it. Yummy!

From: Bourque77
13-Apr-21

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Sorry, the previous link is to another recipe. Here is the link to the turkey / apple breakfast sausage. Enjoy!

From: Inshart
13-Apr-21
Only turkey hunted twice. The first one was tough and dry - yuck!

The second one I did the following: I was shooting from the hip on this and may have over cooked it a little bit, but this was my first try so you could vary it to your own liking.

In Crock pot: used the breast meat only.

*Mixed 2 packets of turkey gravy mix with enough chicken broth to make sure the meat was completely covered. You want this broth mixture to be pretty thin. (the gravy mix adds a little bit of flavor to the broth)

*Cooked on high for about 2 hours then turn to low and cook for about an additional 3 hours.

*Mix your favorite BBQ sauce with a vey small amount of the "gravy mix" from the crock pot - just want to thin the BBQ sauce a bit so it doesn't burn.

*Remove the meat (should completely fall apart) - empty the crock pot - then put the BBQ sauce mixture into the crock pot on high - continue to stir it until it gets heated, then add the meat set the heat to low - stir occasionally till heated.

Makes a great sandwich, super moist, great flavor.

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