I know that city-folk take their clients golfing to close a big sale…
Is going turkey hunting before unloading cotton seed the country equivalent?
We finished planting corn this week here at the farm. At this point, frost still might happen but the soil and air temperatures have been just right for planting – besides, the corn can take a little frost.
We didn’t disk or plow the soil – we simply planted right on over what was left over from last fall. Just like I wrote about here, the idea is to keep erosion (and fuel costs, labor, etc.) to a minimum.
See all those yellow bucket-type things on the planter?
Those all have to be filled with seed.
Which means that bag…
Has to be opened, carried and dumped.
So then how is it that the trash is too much to carry out? I wish someone would explain that to me.
Wild turkey (no… not that Wild Turkey!) tends to be a little tough so finding a good way to cook it can be tricky.
Or not so tricky, if I just listened to my dad in the first place.
He told me to cut it up into chunks and fry it and omigawd, he was right! I can’t say it tasted like chicken because it was so much better – very flavorful and juicy.
Here’s what I did:
Start by cutting up the raw turkey breast into chunks. What sized chunks?? Let’s see… bigger than a Reese’s Cup but not as big as a Hershey Bar – does that comparison work?
Next you’ll need some seasoning. This is my favorite – it’s made by Gold Medal. Shake a bunch of this into flour and your turkey will come out mmmm-mmm-sumkinda-gooood.
Make sure to coat each piece thoroughly. You want it to stick. Meanwhile, heat some vegetable oil on medium-low heat.
Speaking of sticking – when you put the turkey (or any kind of meat) into hot oil don’t be in a hurry to move it around. Let it get a little brown. Otherwise the breading will come off.
See what happens if you leave it alone? Purty golden brown-ness. Let it get this color on both sides… it won’t take long – maybe 10-15 minutes total.
I served these with a big bowl of mashed potatoes and some peas. Biscuits would have been an awful nice addition though!
This is SO easy and the best way yet I’ve found to prepare wild turkey. Of course, if you still prefer your wild turkey bottled I really can’t blame you.