Turkey Nuggets

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Turkey Nuggets

Post by Meleagris » June 25th, 2017, 9:49 pm

Just finished our favorite turkey treat. Simple and delicious. Cut turkey breast into bitsized nuggets or strips. Soak in milk for several hours. Shake in a large ziplock bag with House Autry Chicken Breader Mix until coated. Bring oil to 350 degrees and fry to golden brown. Drain in paper towel lined pan. They're great by themselves or dip in ranch dressing or barbecue sauce.

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Post by OLE RASPY » June 25th, 2017, 9:59 pm

It is good. Only thing different I use is Kentucky kernel seasoning.
Can't beat a good turkey nugget fried. :thumbup:
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Post by pedro » June 25th, 2017, 10:04 pm

Good eating!

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Post by vaturkey » June 25th, 2017, 10:44 pm

OLE RASPY wrote:It is good. Only thing different I use is Kentucky kernel seasoning.
Can't beat a good turkey nugget fried. :thumbup:

You're right Jarod ! Kentucky Kernel is awesome ! :thumbup:

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Post by Shooter » June 26th, 2017, 12:10 am

vaturkey wrote:
OLE RASPY wrote:It is good. Only thing different I use is Kentucky kernel seasoning.
Can't beat a good turkey nugget fried. :thumbup:

You're right Jarod ! Kentucky Kernel is awesome ! :thumbup:
And buttermilk does wonders too.

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Post by hobbes » June 26th, 2017, 12:25 am

Shooter wrote: And buttermilk does wonders too.
Second this......I'd recommend soaking in buttermilk.

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Post by wingbonehntr » June 26th, 2017, 6:20 am

Turkey nuggets are one of our favorites to. We soak ours in milk and egg, then batter with pancake mix.

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Post by howl » June 26th, 2017, 9:28 am

Nuggets are the A Number One around here. Breast doesn't always last long enough for any to go in the freezer. Don't know why y'all soak, though. White pepper gravy over rice on the side. If I'm lucky there's some left over for a sammich later.

The other way I do if I get to killing too many is pound out a section of breast flat and let sit with Italian seasoning in the fridge for a little while. Grill to just barely done on the grill and out it on a sub roll however you like it.

I like the dark meat of the bird in enchiladas. Truth is, though, that red Mexican sauce will make pretty much anything taste good.

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Post by HunterGKS » June 26th, 2017, 5:20 pm

I also soak in buttermilk. Buttermilk contains lactic acid which helps to tenderize, retain moisture, and allows added flavors to permeate throughout the meat. It also pulls out whatever blood might be in the meat. After soaking overnight, the b-milk always has a pink tinge.

As far as coatings, I like a mild-to-medium cajon mix.
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Post by pedro » June 26th, 2017, 6:17 pm

Buttermilk and I hit them with the meat hammer prior to the milk.

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Post by OLE RASPY » June 26th, 2017, 6:59 pm

pedro wrote:Buttermilk and I hit them with the meat hammer prior to the milk.
My buddy does this. Hits it with a meat hammer and he says it's even better tender. Might have to try it
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Post by OLE RASPY » June 26th, 2017, 6:59 pm

Shooter wrote:
vaturkey wrote:
OLE RASPY wrote:It is good. Only thing different I use is Kentucky kernel seasoning.
Can't beat a good turkey nugget fried. :thumbup:

You're right Jarod ! Kentucky Kernel is awesome ! :thumbup:
And buttermilk does wonders too.
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Post by WV Ridge Reaper » June 26th, 2017, 8:37 pm

I use to go with the buttermilk soak.

Now I soak in ranch for a day at least then add a little Tony's,Ol Bay or Season Salt in the flour


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Post by ccleroy » June 28th, 2017, 7:22 am

Soak in buttermilk or pickle juice......best there is no doubt.

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Post by ICDEDTURKES » July 3rd, 2017, 7:09 pm

vaturkey wrote:
OLE RASPY wrote:It is good. Only thing different I use is Kentucky kernel seasoning.
Can't beat a good turkey nugget fried. :thumbup:

You're right Jarod ! Kentucky Kernel is awesome ! :thumbup:
Be honest, stuff is garbage.... Tried it on fried chicken cooking for 19, sal is complaining how horrible it looks never stray from shore lunch again... Never again

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Post by OLE RASPY » July 3rd, 2017, 7:24 pm

ICDEDTURKES wrote:
vaturkey wrote:
OLE RASPY wrote:It is good. Only thing different I use is Kentucky kernel seasoning.
Can't beat a good turkey nugget fried. :thumbup:

You're right Jarod ! Kentucky Kernel is awesome ! :thumbup:
Be honest, stuff is garbage.... Tried it on fried chicken cooking for 19, sal is complaining how horrible it looks never stray from shore lunch again... Never again
I hate that it turned out bad for ya but I'm pretty honest. ;) :thumbup:
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Post by hookedspur » July 4th, 2017, 9:03 am

WV Ridge Reaper wrote:I use to go with the buttermilk soak.

Now I soak in ranch for a day at least then add a little Tony's,Ol Bay or Season Salt in the flour


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We do this as well , ranch then Tony's then Drakes fry mix.
The only thing I don't like about this is the cook doesn't get very many cause somebody
stands around grabbing them as soon as they come off ,haha.

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Post by GLS » July 4th, 2017, 10:17 am

Never saw the need to "mask" the taste of wild game by soaking in milk, etc. Picked up simple way to deep fry fish and game,especially wild turkey. First of all, I cut against the grain half inch thick rather than with the grain of the breast. Whisk in a half cup of flour into a cold beer or cold soda water and adjust mix until between watery and pancake batter thick. Dredge meat in it and drop into peanut oil heated to 375 F. Turn once until browned. The CO2 will expand, making the batter puffy almost like a tempura. Use cookie sheet wire grates to cool fish, salt and pepper. Don't put on paper towels or newspaper. The cookie sheet grates allow the excess grease to drain off and the meat doesn't get soggy. Mix a spicy mustard with honey for a dipping sauce. Works for me. Gil

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Re: Turkey Nuggets

Post by youngoutdoors » July 5th, 2017, 6:55 pm

Around here we make a batter of 50/50 eggs, honey and some garlic salt ; dip in the batter then into a bag of flour with gernerous salt&pepper with some more garlic salt. Then deep fry.

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Re: Turkey Nuggets

Post by TNHunter61 » March 1st, 2018, 2:27 pm

Just once try soaking in cajun injector creole butter!

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Post by appalachianassassin » March 2nd, 2018, 1:47 am

I soak in milk and eggs. I use 1/2 flour 1/2 marthe white sweet cornmuffin mix and some tonys for the batter. fry in real butter in a cast iron skillet. good for mushrooms too.
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Re: Turkey Nuggets

Post by WoodMoose » March 8th, 2018, 10:04 am

you folks are making me hungry,,,,spring needs to get here so I can try some of these,,,,

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Re: Turkey Nuggets

Post by Grumpy » March 8th, 2019, 9:03 pm

The wife and I had our first turkey nuggets tonight, very very tasty. We did the buttermilk soak but skipped the egg dip part and rolled them in House Autry seasoned with Tony's Cajun seasoning. First time we have done that and we have half the breast left from the big bird last spring so we will do it next week. We will do pretty much the same thing but will do the egg dip and roll them in spiced up instant potato flakes. That is what we use on walleye and perch fillets and it gives them a real good taste. April 15, 2019 I hope to get another one in the freezer.
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Re: Turkey Nuggets

Post by Gar Commander » March 8th, 2019, 9:21 pm

pedro wrote:
June 26th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Buttermilk and I hit them with the meat hammer prior to the milk.
I always use a meat hammer, it will make any shot that is in the meat pop out.

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Re: Turkey Nuggets

Post by Grumpy » March 8th, 2019, 11:10 pm

I will do that next time, found one bb tonight and the whole bird breast was only hit with that one bb and I bit it
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