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Just got our first home butchered turkey

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SparksNV, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A neighbor raised a bunch of turkeys to sell for T'giving. Bought one. He butchered it on Friday & delivered it yesterday. I am letting the turkey rest in the cooler until ready to cook (per neighbor's instructions).

    I have never had a bird that was home butchered. There are tiny black dots on the skin. Do I need to do anything with them?

    I usually cook my turkey in the Reynolds cooking bag. Do I do anything different with my turkey?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black dots are the remnants of pin feathers... Ignore them.. Enjoy your turkey!!!!
     
  3. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can also use a butter knife and scrape against the growth of the pins, sometimes you can get them out this way.
     

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