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Spatchcock turkey HELP!

FiremanyzFiremanyz Posts: 792
edited December 2013 in EggHead Forum
Need some last minute tips on spatchcocking a turkey. Got home too late to eat for dinner tonight. But I want to get the turkey cooked as the sell by date was a few days ago. I was going to cook it indirect at like 300. It is a 10 lbs fresh bird, any guess on time? Going to rub it down with butter and some rosemary and thing else you would add?

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  • Getting ready to fire up the egg. Any last minute advice?
  • biznorkbiznork Posts: 112
    Took about 1.5 hours for me with a twelve pound bird.
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Takes me about an hour and a half as well….but direct flipping after an hour.
    Don't forget the salt.
    Have fun
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  • Thanks
  • Turkey just went on. I decided to go direct but I elevated it some off of the grate. Also I threw in a few cherry chunks. image
  • Done in about one hour and 45 minimage
  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,358
    But...your little red button didn't pop. :)
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  • Yes this is true but I don't think my thermapen lies. It was over 165 in the breast and 195 in the thigh.
  • biznorkbiznork Posts: 112
    The last one I cooked was one of the best turkeys I've ever had. I won't ever cook them any other way than spatchcocking them anymore.
  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,358
    Was joking about the buutons. They pop about 20* too late when the breast is like cardboard.
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    DMW, FWIW, I got it :)
    LOL
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  • Would a larger turkey at about 14-15 lbs fit on a large egg, or is a 10 lb the limit?
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,474
    Yep, that size fits on the large. ;;)
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  • 500500 Posts: 2,208
    Question: were you able to catch any dripping for making the gravy? Are there any?
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,474
    No, I cook the turkey direct. I don't like smokey gravy. I make the gravy in the house. Roast wings and necks and vegetables (onions, celery, carrots) in the oven. When nice and brown I combine in a pot or pressure cooker with broth. Boil, strain and then back on the stove to reduce and concentrate the flavor. Season and thicken. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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