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I just watch a segment of America's Test Kitchen.One of the women on there cut the wings off the turkey cut them into two segments seasoned them browned them in a frying pan and set them on top o
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Turkey Stuffed or Not!

posted at 2/13/2012 7:27 PM EST
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I just watch a segment of America's Test Kitchen.One of the women on there cut the wings off the turkey cut them into two segments seasoned them browned them in a frying pan and set them on top of a baking dish full of stuffing and baked them until done the juices went down into the stuffing just like inside the turkey.Killing two birds with one stone lol.She was able to make more stuffing which there is never enough as far as my family is concerned and the wings didn't get over done which is almost always the case and nicely flavored the stuffing.I thought this was a great idea and I've posted it now because I know I will forget later.She also cut up the rest of the turkey and roasted the pieces.It cut down on roasting time,which also saves on electricity or gas.

Re: Turkey Stuffed or Not!

posted at 2/13/2012 10:31 PM EST
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Hmmm.... sounds like a good idea.
The wings usually ends up with the carcass for broth the next day and my family always goes for the stuffing so this would be a way to take care of both..

Re: Turkey Stuffed or Not!

posted at 2/13/2012 10:36 PM EST
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I can see how that would be a good idea.
In the past when I have seen turkey on sale I have purchased 2.  I take one to the meat department and ask them to cut it in half.  They do it on the saw.  They then wrap it and I take it home and toss them in the freezer.
When I want turkey I can take a half out and it thaws quickly and can be done on the grill easily or once thawed I can cut it up just like a chicken and have several meals planned out.  My husband dislikes wings so part of the wing and the back portion are used for soup or pot pie.  Legs get tossed into the soup pot or salad.
the rest gets cooked with stuffing.  I make a pretty large pan of stuffing and cook the breast and thigh on top of the stuffing.  Extra stuffing is used to sop up some of the soup or with the pot pie.  And I do love a turkey sandwich with a bit of stuffing on it.

Re: Turkey Stuffed or Not!

posted at 2/13/2012 10:40 PM EST
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I buy only the bone-in turkey breast so my stuffing is always cooked separately.  Thanks to Gale's post I know I'll buy a package of turkey wings or a leg to put on top of the stuffing.   Great idea!

Re: Turkey Stuffed or Not!

posted at 2/13/2012 11:41 PM EST
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I always cook my stuffing separately and I make a lot because everyone loves stuffing.

Re: Turkey Stuffed or Not!

posted at 2/13/2012 11:50 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Turkey Stuffed or Not!:
I can see how that would be a good idea. In the past when I have seen turkey on sale I have purchased 2.  I take one to the meat department and ask them to cut it in half.  They do it on the saw.  They then wrap it and I take it home and toss them in the freezer. When I want turkey I can take a half out and it thaws quickly and can be done on the grill easily or once thawed I can cut it up just like a chicken and have several meals planned out.  My husband dislikes wings so part of the wing and the back portion are used for soup or pot pie.  Legs get tossed into the soup pot or salad. the rest gets cooked with stuffing.  I make a pretty large pan of stuffing and cook the breast and thigh on top of the stuffing.  Extra stuffing is used to sop up some of the soup or with the pot pie.  And I do love a turkey sandwich with a bit of stuffing on it.
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I've actually bought a small hand saw just for use in the kitchen, the kind with the removable blade and it has come in handy for spliting chickens and sawing through roasts and ham bones.

Re: Turkey Stuffed or Not!

posted at 2/13/2012 11:53 PM EST
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Gale,  This sounds like a really great idea.  We had deep-fried turkey for
Thanksgiving and hubby is still complaining that he didn't get any stuffing.
Thanks for the great idea!!

Re: Turkey Stuffed or Not!

posted at 2/14/2012 12:03 AM EST
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My dressing is always cooked separately as well. I buy a roasted chicken and cube the chicken for the dressing. I also cook up the neck and giblets from the turkey and add that to my dressing. My recipe makes a huge quantity and I find that it freezes well, either cooked or uncooked.

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