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Gonna spatchcock a turkey, any advice?

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Plan on doing a turkey this weekend to test for t day. Can i spatchcock a turkey just like a chicken?


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,472
    you can indeed.  Just like a chicken.  'cept way bigger.  Cook raised direct to 160 breast/180 thigh.  350 F plus or minus 50F.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,591
    A little tougher to get the backbone out.  A set of poultry sheers would be good.  I did my first one last year using the trader joes bird and I thought it turned out really good.  I used the plate setter but I'm sure just like chicken it would work great indirect or raised direct.  I just used some herb butter on and under the skin and it came out with a nice color and really juicy. 

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  • Did one last week, indirect, IT in the breast 160. Turned out great.
    Edina, MN

  • Mad Max Turkey! Although I did a Spatchcock turkey a month ago and it was phenomenal! Just be sure to get the temp probe buried nice and deep so you can make sure it's done.
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  • How big of a turkey will fit on the large egg in spatchcock position?
  • Have butcher spatchcock for you. Cutting out the backbone is a PIA compared to spatch'ing a chicken.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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