Anyone ever try this?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by hawgheaven, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I know some folks like to slather butter under the skin on a turkey before baking or smoking... has anyone ever tried placing strips of bacon under the skin? I'll bet that would be awesomely juicy and flavorful.

    Hmmmm... sounds like an experiment coming soon.
  2. payson

    payson Meat Mopper

    I've actually done it on a rotisserie. Awesome results. They're like little self-basting strips! Never tried it in a smoker though.
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never tried it, but I gotta agree, it sounds interesting.

    I wonder what impact, if any, the bacon would have on the skin.
  4. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If the heat is high enough, I'd think it wouldn't hurt it and you should get a nice crisp skin.

    Man, I gotta try this!

    payson, how did the skin turn out? What was the bacon like... soggy or ???
  5. payson

    payson Meat Mopper

    On the rottiserie it turned out very well. The skin was very crisp as you might expect and the bacon was somewhere in between. It got eaten before the chicken even came off the spit though. I've done it under the skin and I've toothpicked it to the exterior. Under works better. The bacon turns out better on the exterior though. Flare ups were not uncommon though. Wouldn't be a problem with indirect smoker heat though.
  6. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have not tried it yet either but it does sound very very interesting.
  7. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, honestly what made me think of this was Geek's creation with the yardbird and the cornish hen. If anyone tries this before I can get to it, please post the results!

    Now I'm hungry and Jonesing for a good smoke!! [​IMG]
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Does sounds good Hawg!

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