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Smoked turkey drumstick

emacat Aug 21, 2012 01:38 PM

A silly question, but I have no experience with these. My son could not resist buying an Aaron's smoked turkey drumstick (looked awfully appealing to a teenage boy). I have never bought one before, and don't quite know what to do with it. Is it ready to eat, like cold cuts? Or do you need to cook it first? I know people put them in cholent; what else is a good way to use it? Or how would you cook it whole so that he could give in to his primal tendencies and slice off (bite off?) pieces and eat them?

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    AdinaA RE: emacat Aug 21, 2012 01:45 PM

    It's already cooked; you can certainly eat it.

    But the culinary use is as a substitute for smoked meat (such as ham) in classic recipes. You use it to make cassoulet, Senate Bean Soup, split pea soup, etc.

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      DeisCane RE: AdinaA Aug 21, 2012 01:59 PM

      Put it in your next cholent. The thigh is better but the leg does the trick too.

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      ferret RE: emacat Aug 21, 2012 02:36 PM

      Cholent is a good option and it's a reasonable ham substitute so you can make a fleishig pea soup with a smoky flavor.

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