Turkey question: edible meat vs. total weight
If you don't eat skin or fat, how much edible meat is there on a turkey? I'm curious, because I will soon almost single-handedly (mouthedly?) polished off half--less one leg--of our 22-pound bird.
What would be the percentage of edible meat? Or how many pounds of meat would you expect, say, a 20-pound turkey to yield?
A 12 lb bird produced about 5 lbs of meat off the bone after cooking.
I would say the proportion gets higher as the bird gets bigger.
If you don't eat the crispy skin, you're not enjoying the best parts of the turkey-bird, IMHO. ;-)
As for your question - a 20 lb. bird probably has - maybe 8-10 lbs. of bone? (I wouldn't know unless you weigh the stripped carcass). So you'd get about 10 lbs. of edible meat?