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Spatchcocked TURKEY ?

edited 3:42PM in EggHead Forum
I have tried spatchcocked chicken 3 times since acquiring an egg in May....totally awesome. Tried turkey on a vertical rack and the gobbler was the best ever consumed and the smoked flavour was great, but did not penetrate the thicker breast portion. Has anyone ever tried to spatchcock Mr. Gobbler? It seems to work so well on yard bird, I am just wondering if Mr.Gobbler might smoke and cook better without a backbone...


  • BasselopeBasselope Posts: 102
    I did this on my Weber a few years ago. A spatchocked turkey covers a LOT of real estate. I don't recall what size bird I had, but it covered over 80% of the 22.5 inch cooking surface.
    I think a small hen would be about all you could get on when spatchcocked.

  • Basselope , why use a Webber? You didn't have an egg at the time, I assume. My metal kettles have hit the road once I got this awesome green thing. It looks like the egg would help moisture retention on turkey if spatchcocked. Also, I was wondering if adding a small tin of water seated inside the egg might add even more moisture to the "guest". Turkey tends to the dry side normally.

  • BasselopeBasselope Posts: 102
    At the time the Weber performer was all I had. Now while the Weber isn't an egg it still does many grilling tasks well and I still use it.

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