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New to cooking turkey, please help!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chirkey, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. chirkey

    chirkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    Is a male turkeys meat as tough as a rooster? I culled a turkey tom months ago and have thawed it out but just realised that rooster meat is tough and yuck. Is it the same with turkey males?

    God please tell me I haven't wasted my time thawing and preping it if its just gonna be like eating a boot.

    Help please!

    Milly
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will depend on the age, breed and a lesser amount diet on the tom. If he's older,you can't use dry heat and have a tender bird. I don't know if deep frying would fix it but stewing an old rooster is the way to go.
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Did you let the carcass rest before freezing? How old was the bird?
     

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