Monday, May 2, 2011

gobble gobble

**Update: So, I left out an important ingredient - water.  For the coating mixture you need 1 egg, 1/2 flour, and 1/2 water and some salt and pepper.

There once was a farmer who decided he was going to go look for a turkey.  His wife didn't even know there were turkeys to be found anywhere near.  Boy was she wrong.

It's beauty is not easily seen in this picture nor with my eye, but apparently it's a pretty enough turkey to soon be making his presence in my house in the man cave.  Standing up, kind of like this.  Nevermind, I can't find one that I find remotely good looking.  (Remind me to one day show you the zoo that the farmer calls his man cave - or maybe I have already?) 
Apparently wild turkey is a delicious wild game.  And I was the lucky one who got to cook it!  I was stumped on what to take to Easter dinner at the farmer's grandmother's house.  Mom and Dad were up and Mom was making four pies so I was just going to show up with her and the four pies - it would look like I helped right?  The farmer had other plans.  We were taking fried turkey to Easter dinner!

First I diced the turkey up into bite sized pieces and seasoned them with some Cavenders and Pampered Chef Southwestern Seasoning Mix.
I used my Pampered Chef Coating Trays and Tool to coat the turkey. 
For the coating I used eggs,


and Smokehouse Black Pepper.

I mixed it all together in my Pampered Chef Stainless Mixing Bowl.

I used a recipe that my mom gave me for chicken nuggets to coat the turkey.  Instead of putting the flour and eggs in different trays, you mix them together in one tray.  I put the turkey in one tray, coated it good, and then let it drain in the next tray.

Add some salt and pepper before it goes in the deep fryer.

Add turkey to deep fryer in a single layer.  Cook for approximately 8 minutes.

Remove from deep fryer.
These look PERFECT! But you may like them a little crispier.  Cook to your liking of course :)

I was pretty skeptical about trying the turkey, but it was surprisingly good.  The farmer and dad loved it and it was a hit at Easter dinner because there were only two or three pieces left. 
So, if your husband ever comes home with a turkey, don't fear!  Even this city girl could fry up some turkey. 
I think Pioneer Woman would be impressed. 


Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

i actually have killed my own turkey before. . .and. . . the meat is still in the freezer... soo, thank you for this awesome idea! :-) Now I will FINALLY be able to defrost my turkey and cook it! ;-)

Tiffany said...

I LOVE the southwestern seasoning from PC!!! I use it all the time.

The turkey looks pretty tasty!

In this wonderful life... said...

oh goodness! your tummy is a lot stronger than mine! or maybe just the thought of, haha

Sarah Kate said...

Oh my, that's a big turkey!!! We have lots and lots of wild turkeys out where we're at. We actually let some neighbors hunt them on the property, but I've never seen one this big!! Bet that fed ya'll for awhile (unless you've got a huge family!) :o)

Sarah Kate


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