Cooking wild turkey

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  1. spanky116

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    I've always pan fried mine and once I put it in the smoker and it did good. I was just looking for some other recipes that anyone has. Thanks
     
  2. I don’t get a chance to eat enough to get tired of fried breast haha. My dad liked to boil the meat off the legs for bbq turkey sandwiches.
     
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  3. thunderstorm

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    Slice breast thin and marinade in McCormick's Garlic, Herb, & Wine marinade and throw it on the grill.
     
  4. dirtstalker

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    I like the breast fried. Leg,and back meat boiled off slow and made into a turkey salad, or just sandwiches.
    The breast are also very good grilled, but you need to marinate and grill quickly. They tend to dry out pretty fast.
     
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  5. dirtstalker

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    I have some in the fridge at the moment..im thinking of marinating in a weak mixture of dales and cavenders..then wrapping in bacon and grilling. If i do i will report back.
     
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  6. east_ky_hunter

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    For the breast. Slice 1 thick. Pound out to 1/4 inch with meat mallet. Soak overnight in buttermilk. Dip in flour mixed with lots of Tony chacheries, garlic powder and pepper. Fry.

    For the legs. Cook in crockpot until it falls off the bone. Add to dumplings. I make shortcut dumplings by boiling pot of water with 8 chicken bullion cubes and pepper. Take 4 of the cheap small canned biscuits and tear each biscuit in half and throw in the boiling water. Cook until the dumplings sink and cook a few minutes more. I like firm chewy dumplings and to not taste like bread. During the last 5-10 minutes of cooking add in the pulled turkey legs.
     
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  7. Munson

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    Marinade breast in Italian dressing an hour or two and toss on the grill is simple and almost as good as fried...almost
     
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  8. dirtstalker

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    I love chicken done like this..but dont care for the turkey like this. Doesnt make sense.
     
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  9. bgkyarcher

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    Cut some breast up in 1-1.5” chunks. Soak in ranch over night. Dredge in Cajun shoe lunch batter and fry it hot and fast. If you can’t get shore lunch, make your own if half and half four/corn meal mix and add Cajun seasoning. If you don’t like ranch, disregard
     
  10. I can’t imagine why you’d want to cover up the taste of wild turkey breast but to each their own I suppose.
     
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  11. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

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    Lol nah it doesn't but I know the feeling all to well.
     
  12. Munson

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    just throwing options out for the OP that sounded like he's looking for a different route than fried.
    I'd like to see how many days I could eat wild turkey & morels before I didn't like it. Just don't think it's possible lol
     
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  13. spanky116

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    Thanks everyone. I love it fried I was just going to try something different.
     
  14. carnivore

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    Marinade the turkey in Teriyaki then wrap in bacon (grilled or broiled.) we use toothpicks to keep them together on the grill

    roasted in the oven. Do not overcook!
     
  15. bgkyarcher

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    Floured and fried is my favorite. But variety is da spice of life.
     
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