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Mississippi Turkey Demo

Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
edited 8:38PM in EggHead Forum
Yesterday I gave a turkey-cooking class for our local dealer, Madison Fireplace & Patio. I demonstrated cooking the Mad Max turkey and gravy. I prepped and put a large turkey on one egg about 7:30 am. It was done about the time I finished showing how to prepare the second turkey. We had excellent weather and a great turnout plus several drop-in customers. In this pic I am basting the demo turkey.
Here I am carving the first one to serve up with the awesome gravy. The turkey had fantastic flavor and the crowd LOVED the gravy.
A finished pic of the second turkey.
This one came home with me; I vacuum-sealed the meat and plan to use it for a new tailgating recipe in a couple of weeks. :laugh:

If you have not tried the Mad Max turkey, you need to give it serious consideration for the Holidays. I will be cooking another for Thanksgiving this year!


  • Looks good, I am going to try Mad Max turkey this year, can't wait.

  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Clark, I know you did an awesome job! Wish I could've been there.
  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    Looks great! I am going to try my first turkey on the egg (Mad Max style) I have a hookup for some fresh turkey and figure I'll give it a go.
  • I've cooked 5 Mad Max turkeys now and they are hard to beat - especially the gravy !

    I've used Pinot Grigio in the past, but used Chardonnay yesterday - it matches much better in the gravy than the Pinot.
  • You will not be disappointed. Max has really developed a top notch recipe!

    As in my reply above, I didi find that a Chardonnay matches the flavors in the gravy better than a less dry wine like the Pinot Grigio I used last year. - FYI
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    NICE JOB Clark!!! ;) I'm sure they enjoyed the class.My Dealer has FINALLY agreed to have a Fest.Details to follow!!! :woohoo:
  • He's actually going to host the 'LONEY FEST ! :ohmy: :woohoo: :woohoo:
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Clark that bird's color looks great! You are really moving up in the Southern cook'en scene! ;) Been to Hot Springs lately? We have been wanting to and see the Fall colors but haven't made it yet.
    I'm happy I can't smell those, I would be going crazy! Nice job Clark.


  • Thanks, JL.

    We need to get over and see the new grandson, but haven't been able to make it yet. They will be visiting here for Thanksgiving, though!

    Sounds like you are spending a lot of time burning up the road btwn you and LR with Auron. How's his training coming?
  • Blair,

    In fact the smell of all those herbs cooking (not to mention the wine) was definitely mouth-watering!

    Thanks ! :)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    NONONO! He is gonna host one in Hernando.YOU,Fidel and Ripnem are hosting 'Loneyfest '11 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I'm gonna drink and commentate!!! :laugh: B)
  • :ohmy: :ohmy: :S :huh: :unsure: :woohoo:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    That turkey looks like something out of a nice magazine Clark, great colur & juicy ;)
  • Thanks, Beli. I've got a LONG way to go to be as good a cook as you, mi amigo! :ohmy:
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,539
    Clark good job for that dealer and yourself.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Clark you are da man. My guess is you feed several people samples of a fantastic cook. :P Tim
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    The turkey looks excellent
    I better get a couple of these under my belt before Christmas.
    Practice ya know :laugh:
  • Thanks, Mickey. I think a couple of Eggs were sold and several accessories. The dealer snuck a VERY nice gift into one of my boxes that I found when I got home. :ohmy: :)
  • Thanks, Tim. I think about 15+ people showed up for the demo, but lots of walk-in customers wandered out onto the covered deck where we were cooking. The whole 17# 'er was gone by the time I finished the second turkey..!
  • Thanks, Mr H. Yeah, you can buy a 'cheap' injected smaller one at Wally World to practice on - makes lots of work lunches!!!
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Doing great actually. Just wish it wasn't so far to go. At least I have a background in training so as long as I know what to train for I can pretty much do it myself.
  • What size pan did you use? Standard size v rack. I assume?
  • Clark, your turkey should grace the cover of a magazine! :) It looks perfect.
  • Joe,

    I happened on an inexpensive KitchenAid roasting pan (with a rack) at Sam's last Sunday. It fits perfectly in the large. I had the platesetter in with feet up and spacers btw the PS and the roasting pan. I think the pan is 17+ inches by 13+ inches.

    Best to bring one home, cover the pan with foil (to keep from getting it dirty if it doesn't fit) and see if it will fit in the Egg. The first pan I bought will not fit - it is about 14" or so and won't fit in the curve of the large. Kept it for the oven as it was a higher quality one I found at Target.

    The smaller bird I placed on v-rack in a standard-sized metal baking pan ( 9x13 maybe?).
  • Rebecca,

    You are too nice !


    BTW, are you ready for the 23% Medicare cut coming Dec. 1 (I find it hard to imagine this lame duck bunch of yahoos in Congress to do anything before then to stop this automatic cut). Many I know will completely stop seeing Medicare patients if it goes through. It's hard enough to get a Medicare new patient seen as it is. :( :(
  • You make Mississippi proud, Clark.
  • Thanks, Terry.

    It was a lot of work and a lot of time standing on my feet, but was also fun and encouraging to see all the interested egg owners and potential owners. :)
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    great color and the skin looks crisp to boot.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Thanks, Mr St!ke. The crispy skin was a pleasant surprise!
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