Whole Wild Turkey

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  1. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Was fortunate enough to harvest a turkey. We typically like to eat as much as we can off from them, it’s just what we do. My dad has always liked bone them all out and cook in strips, grind, etc...so I’ve mostly done the same. If you were cooking it whole, how would you do it? Anyone ever deep fried one? Right now, I got it whole on ice. Just wondering.
     
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    Deep fried is the best turkey I’ve ever ate by far. No kidding
     
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    We deep frying one for thanksgiving. Stays super juicy with a great crust on the outside
     
  4. xbokilla

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    love it too just haven’t done a wild one. Do you do this or have done a wild one this way?
     
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  5. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    I scalded, picked and baked one once. The damgravy was even tough!
     
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    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    I eat way more than the breast. Are you saying to cut those out? This would be similar to what we usually do then trim out the rest. I’d really love to cook a whole one but don’t want it to be a “flop”.
     
  8. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Yes, I’ve not heard good things about oven baked. That’s why I want to explore some other options.
     
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    To me, anything other than the breast, is tough and there's not much other meat worth fooling with.
     
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    The wings are pretty much a waste but we eat a lot of it. I don’t like to eat deer innards but will eat them from a turkey. Got the liver, heart, gizzard in a bag. Deep fried, probably better than chicken livers. My dads favorite part is the neck. LOL!
     
  11. mudhole crossing

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    I’ve done both. Wild and what I call tame. Both are best fried imo. My experience a wild one don’t take as long. Keep ur thermometer handy. Its so juicyier this way. I don’t know if juicerier is even a word lol
     
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    The more juice and crust does it for me
     
  13. bgkyarcher

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    If you want to eat the legs/thighs plan to cook them 18-20 hours in crockpot. Use chicken broth. Then make a pot pie or something.
     
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    I’ve ate them before peeled out/deboned. Had plenty of wild turkey, just never cooked it whole and I want to give it a try.
     
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