Turkey necks to eat?

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A guy at work eats turkey necks. He says they are the best part of the turkey. His son works at a BBQ place and saves the necks for him and they're cooking them for Thanksgiving.

Has anyone ever eaten or heard of eating turkey necks?
 

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We were just discussing this yesterday after watching the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Peppermint Pattie told Chuck to save her the neck.

We have always just gotten rid of it before cooking. I was wondering how common it is.
 

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When I’m prepping the bird for the oven, I’ll put the neck, liver, and heart in a pot of water, add a bunch of salt, and just let them simmer for a few hours. Then pull them out, let them cool down, and strip the meat off the neck. This stuff gets chopped up fine for the gravy. That’s my grandma’s recipe, and I’m sure it goes farther back than that.
 

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Speaking of turkey parts....

In Samoa, a couple of years back, they outlawed turkey tails. seems the people were eating too many of them and it was causing health problems due to the fat content.
I've had them before. a friend used to grill them over low heat on a bbq. was great with beers!!
 

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My mom loves that stuff.

We hosted thanksgiving for my extended family. I made a turkey and also fried chicken and we ran out of chicken. Then next year I let everyone vote. No more turkey.

I’ll post glorious golden fried chicken pics. Don’t be jelly of my celly.
 

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Peppermint Pattie told Chuck to save her the neck.
Pretty sure she was joshing when she was acting like she was sweet on Chuck
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Waste not, want not. This was drilled into us at an early age.

Neck is fine, but a lot effort for a little - although you do get more from a turkey neck than a chicken. Makes good stock as mentioned above.

Sometimes, I simmer the giblets for our dog(s) (when we had two) (now it’s just Lilou and she’s getting some neck meat and kidney for breakfast, with some turkey broth) and I’ll nibble some of the neck meat as a QC check.
 

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Turkey neck in the stock pot right now, for making gravy

Turkey successfully spatchcocked, no fingers missing, no skin broken. It was not as easy to spatchcok a 15 pound bird as they make it look on YouTube
 

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A neck is to wings what wings are to breasts. There's not enough BBQ sauce in the whole wide world to be serving up necks.
 

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When I’m prepping the bird for the oven, I’ll put the neck, liver, and heart in a pot of water, add a bunch of salt, and just let them simmer for a few hours. Then pull them out, let them cool down, and strip the meat off the neck. This stuff gets chopped up fine for the gravy. That’s my grandma’s recipe, and I’m sure it goes farther back than that.
Exactly! Giblet gravy though I don’t add the liver back.
 

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When I’m prepping the bird for the oven, I’ll put the neck, liver, and heart in a pot of water, add a bunch of salt, and just let them simmer for a few hours. Then pull them out, let them cool down, and strip the meat off the neck. This stuff gets chopped up fine for the gravy. That’s my grandma’s recipe, and I’m sure it goes farther back than that.
same.
 

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Mom used the neck to make stock for the turkey soup she made with the leftovers.
 




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