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dstone12
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That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
Wife just looked at me funny.


My Momma Rasied in eastern North Carolina;
Grandma born in 1897;
Neither let a used piece of aluminum foil go in the trash until it was used at least three times;

Did my wife think I was going to let those turkey bones with 9 oz of meat go in the trash?


No. It goes n the stockpot before I even take the first bite of collard greens for thanksgiving.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/3XdYhVk.jpg




And yes, you use a clean channel locks to break the thigh and drumstick. Boil that marrow out.


Boil it with the old bay stock you made from last night’s Low Country Boil.
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lsufan1971
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
My grandfather used to take the Turkey carcass and make a Gumbo the Saturday after every Thanksgiving. I have continued the tradition. The great generation never let anything go to waste. Miss the old man everyday. Happy Thanksgiving to all you baws!


gumbo2176
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
I was heartbroken one year when I had fried 3 turkeys for my party, carved all the meat off the carcasses and set them aside to boil all night long to make my fried turkey stock.

One of my guests is a total OCD person and as things were winding down I went to put my big pot on the stove with the carcasses.

I couldn't find them so I started asking around and this lady chimes in, "Oh, I found them and tossed them in the garbage to help start cleaning up."

By the look on my face alone she could tell she fricked up. She's been a regular guest for many years after that and has NEVER even touched a carcass again------but I'm sure it eats at her to see those bones lying around and not in the trash.
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bobdylan
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
Turkey stock is hard to beat.


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Sparty3131
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
My grandma would make us wash Ziploc bags.


Stuttgart Tiger
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
My father-in-law does a fantastic job smoking turkey breasts. At the end of dinner, I’m the one yelling “Don’t throw that carcass away!”

Smoked turkey carcass makes the best gumbo of the year.

He usually smokes 2-3 breasts and I save/freeze every one I can get my hands on.
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CarRamrod
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
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Boil it with the old bay stock you made from last night’s Low Country Boil.

east coast seafood sucks.


unclejhim
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
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My grandma would make us wash Ziploc bags.


I still do...


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jfw3535
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
Is this not standard practice everywhere? I never throw away a turkey or chicken carcass without making a stock out of it first.


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The Torch
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
Bro Chik-Fil-A opens back up tomorrow


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HeadSlash
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
My mom used to make turkey gumbo as well.


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Righteous Dude
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
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My grandfather used to take the Turkey carcass and make a Gumbo the Saturday after every Thanksgiving. I have continued the tradition


That's on our menu for tomorrow too.


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Nodust
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
Making gumbo now with two carcasses. Never though to break the bones. Will do that.


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gumbo2176
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
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My grandfather used to take the Turkey carcass and make a Gumbo the Saturday after every Thanksgiving.


Been doing the same for years myself. I usually don't have much turkey meat left so I'll use a baking hen and after I get the roux, seasonings and stock in the pot, I'll cook the hen down until the meat is almost falling off the bone and remove the pieces to debone them and pull the meat apart.

One of the best gumbos I've made, and it's still talked about, was one year I made a 5 gallon pot worth with leftover turkey, turkey stock, 5 wild ducks, Andouille from Laplace, tasso and about 8 dozen fresh oysters and their liquor.

It fed 30 people and by days end you needed a piece of bread to get what was left in the pot.


Capt ST
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
Been debating whether I’m going to throw ducks in it or not. Got 6 sitting on ice from yesterday’s hunt. Just picked 1/2 gallon of okra and pulled the plants. That’s going in for sure.


gumbo2176
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
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Just picked 1/2 gallon of okra and pulled the plants. That’s going in for sure.


I pulled all my okra plants in late September but before that I put up at least 5 gallons of smothered okra in my freezer in quart bags to use for gumbos and in soups during the year.

Quick question----have you ever tried grilling fresh okra? If not, give it a go and I'm betting you'll love it. I get my grill hot and right before tossing them on the grill I'll hit them with some olive oil so my dry seasonings of Slap Ya Mama, garlic powder and black pepper will stick. Then grill like any vegetable. Fantastic stuff when done.


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LSUballs
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
Roast them bones mane


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gumbo2176
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
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Been debating whether I’m going to throw ducks in it or not.


Man, use those ducks, just be wary of the damn shot still in the meat when eating. I've bitten down on shot before after I thought I got it all out and DAMN, that hurts the old teeth.

But cooking ducks down in that great gravy a gumbo makes is a perfect way to use that meat.


Capt ST
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
Oh I love duck gumbo, but wife not so much. I usually smoke them before adding to gumbo. And love grilled okra, probably my favorite way to eat it aside from smothered with tomatoes. Lost a dozen quarts of sliced okra in freezers at camps. Made a pretty good recovery with the heat.


dstone12
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re: That look an East Texan gets when he starts boiling the turkey carcass
i sprinkle tony chacheres on the okra and grill it.



goood.


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