Originally Posted by Chef JimmyJ
And What's Up With That! A perfectly smoked or roasted Breast, 165°, is juicy but there is no better FLAVOR than a Thigh! Legs ar ok but I hate dealing with the Tendons and if to debone for other purposes the yield sucks... They are probably all getting processed into Turkey Ham and Bacon...JJ
Thighs have a single femur bone and no tendons. They are dork, opps I mean "dark" meat. I fine it has a slightly different taste and texture.
I like turkey legs which I am getting closer to zeroing in on smoking. To get a good leg its curing with sweet cure, but now most will foil to get tender. I smoked mine low and slow last time and after 7 hours it was just starting to break down, but I still couldn't pull that "Nub" like you could when Pop smoked 'em. I am still learning though.
You don't know how many times I have had people tell me that they'll eat my breasts because they are always tender and juicy, but they don't eat white meat elsewhere.
I think maybe I like dark meat because Pop does. Mom and the baby Sis always got the white. wasn't till a few years back that I was informed that they too liked dark meat, they were just more polite. Naaaaa..... not baby sis, not as kids....LOL