Someone wrote in the other day asking how to cook Turkey butts. This reader wanted to know how to cook pre-smoked turkey butts and what type of other foods do you serve with them? Although I was not shocked by the question, if you're like most people you've probably never heard or tried eating turkey butts also called turkey tails.
The turkey butt "aka" turkey tail is the crispiest, juiciest and most tasty part of the bird. For the most part of my childhood we would have fresh turkey for thanksgiving which meant the trail or butt was still attached to the bird. It's likely you want find the butt or trail attached to store bought frozen birds these days because all the major companies remove this part of the bird.
If you haven't tried this delicious part of the bird and are feeling adventurous you'd better give it a try.
Turkey tails are delicious and easy to cook. You can simply bake, broil or even cook them on a grill.
Jan 01, 2012
Smoked turkey butts (by: Anonymous)
For Christmas, my family cooked smoked turkey butts and smoked turkey legs on the grill. It was absolutely delicious! They are really cheap in Arkansas.
Nov 01, 2009
Turkey Butts (by: Nicky)
Thank you, can't wait to try and make my southern cookin' daddy proud.
Oct 31, 2009
Love Smoked Turkey Butts! (by: Anonymous)
I love smoked Turkey Butts as a seasoning meat for greens. I usually let them boil in a pot of water with onions and Cajun seasoning. I add a couple of cloves of garlic, and course black pepper, and a 1/2 teas of red cider vinegar. I cover for about 45 min or until meat is tender, then I add my greens and let them cook slowly for about another hour. The meat should fall off the bone and the smoked turkey taste is infused throughout every forkful of greens. Serve with hot sauce to taste.