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    Post Thanksgiving Turkey

    Since we didn't do thanksgiving at our place this year I knew there wouldn't be any leftovers. Planning for this I picked up a whole turkey breast to cook. Well a week later I couldn't take it anymore, I needed a turkey sandwich!

    Pulled out the breast and let it thaw in the fridge for a week. I like to dry brine so I the day before cooking it I got the brine going. I use a mixture of 2 tablespoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder. Note that this is enough to do a 12-14 pound bird. I spatched the bird and reserved the backbone for stock. Liberally sprinkle the mixture on all surfaces of the bird. To that add any dry spices that you want. I used pepper, garlic & onion powders, paprika. Place the bird on a drying rack above a roasting pan or other pan. Place in the fridge uncovered. I like to do this 24 hours prior to the cook, 8 minimum.

    I wanted to smoke the breast, the wife did not, so I cooked this in oven @ 325. I used fresh herbs on top during the cook. Took the bird to 165.

    We went traditional with mashed taters and stuffing. I used the backbone stock for the stuffing and gravy.













    Used the Meater+ again. This time the ambient temp was working better. Note this photo was at the start of the cook. That Bird was chilly!

    Last edited by CaseT; 12-04-2018 at 02:06 PM.
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    That’s worth the wait Case. Great looking post Thanksgiving cook!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Bartlett View Post
    That’s worth the wait Case. Great looking post Thanksgiving cook!
    Thank you Cliff! It had been a tasty bird. Having a turkey sandwich for breakfast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseT View Post
    Thank you Cliff! It had been a tasty bird. Having a turkey sandwich for breakfast!
    I too cooked a second turkey and for the same reason....Turkey Sandwiches!!!!!

    Nicely done Case
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckO View Post
    I too cooked a second turkey and for the same reason....Turkey Sandwiches!!!!!

    Nicely done Case
    Thank you Chuck! We've almost polished this breast off! I think there's only 1 more sandwich worth left. That's if my wife didin't take one for lunch today!
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