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From the Field to the Table

This weekend has been busy but rewarding.  I picked up litter in our town for Earth Day Saturday and that evening we took our son and his girlfriend out to eat.  Sunday my hubby got to go turkey hunting in the first time in years.

I do enjoy watching my feathered friends strutting around my house but they are very plentiful.  So hubby went out with a friend (no not in our back yard lol!) and he got a fine one!  There's something about your man being able to hunt for your dinner!

As soon as I got this picture from him (those are decoys in the background), I started Googling fried turkey breast recipes.  I found one that was unique.  I found in on myrecipes.com.  I had to tweak a little since I didn't have some of the specific ingredients.  It came out very good!


Hubby cut the breast into strips and then into chunks.  


When he was cutting up the meat, I made the marinade - 1/4 cup honey....


Here was drew me to the recipe lol!  It called for Wild Turkey Bourbon.  I didn't have any Wild Turkey but I did have some Crown - a little Crown makes everything better!  In this case, 1/2 cup....


The recipe called for spicy brown mustard which I didn't have so I substituted sweet mustard.  The end result was perhaps just a touch too sweet, I would substitute just regular mustard in the future.


Add 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and put the marinade in a bag or container with the turkey.  Marinade for 4 hours.


When it's time to fry, combine flour and the seasonings (see recipe)....


Take your turkey out of the marinade, put in flour, and drop pieces into hot oil.


Fry until golden brown, sprinkle with more salt - eat until your swollen!


Deep Fried Wild Turkey Breast
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • 1/2 cup Wild Turkey bourbon (or some other alcohol)
  • 2 tablespoons spicy deli mustard 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • canola oil for frying
  • 1 whole wild turkey breast skinned

Preparation

  1. Remove the skin from the wild turkey breast. Slice the meat crosswise into strips. Wash the meat and pat dry. 

  2. Place the honey in a medium micro-safe bowl and heat on High for 1 minute. Whisk in the bourbon, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Pour this marinade into a large freezer ziptop bag. Add the turkey breast strips. Toss to completely coat the meat and refrigerate for 4 hours.

  3. Whisk together flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, thyme, basil, onion powder, and garlic powder in bowl.  

  4. Remove turkey breast strips from the marinade and shake off excess liquid. Place the strips into the bowl with the seasoned flour. Toss to coat strips.

  5. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a heavy skillet. Fry turkey strips until golden. Do this in batches in order not to crowd the pan. Drain on paper towels.
Find your Happy Camper Life!
Michele

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