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POLL: Smoked Turkey! To butter or not to butter

Poll Results: To Butter or NOT to Butter

 
  • 41% (5)
    BUTTER! BUTTER!! BUTTER!!! Inside and outside the skin
  • 25% (3)
    YES: Butter the skin, herbs are nice too
  • 8% (1)
    Meh... (indifferent)
  • 16% (2)
    NO: Don't butter the skin, not necessary or beneficial
  • 8% (1)
    WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? Why waste the butter? or the skin?
12 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, turkey is on everyone's mind. Let's help answer a major question on many people's mind: Buttered skin or Not?

post #2 of 6
Bride butters under the skin.... Compound butter at that... garlic, onion, and what ever else she throws in it... Then salts the bird all over, inside and out.. using 1% Kosher salt... 22# bird.... 100 grams salt... Salt dries the skin so it is crispy...
post #3 of 6

Never butter the skin. Maybe under the skin or inject some.

Happy smoken.

David

post #4 of 6

I agree with the above, compound butter under the skin.  May sound odd but to help crisp the skin I put mayo on it.  It works for me and there is no mayo taste after it cooks.

post #5 of 6

Under the skin with a nice Compound Butter . Nothing special , just S/P/O/G/and a bit of Sage.

 

Have a great Thanksgiving  , and as always . . .

post #6 of 6
I like the compound butter under he skin. I also rub some on the outside as it goes in, then in the last hour or so I like to paint it with melted butter 2 or 3 times. I find it really helps it to brown evenly.
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