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Brine Butterball Turkey Breasts?

BevoBevo Posts: 179
edited 1:06AM in EggHead Forum
I have two Butterball turkey breasts for T-day. I noticed the packaging says they contain "up to 15% of a solution."

I had planned to brine them overnight Wednesday. Should I brine or not? What has been your eggsperience?



  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Not. That solution is a brine.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I would not brine them - butterball did it for you.
  • I totally agree - brining is for a fresh turkey.

    Faith - formerly Gemgirl
    Tampa, FL
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Yea, the folks at the meat houses aren't brining/injecting to provide a better product or "enhance" anything but their bottom line. They pad the weight of the product by up to 15% and charge the consumer the per pound rate of the meat for a bunch of salt water.

    I try to avoid it any time I can.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Brining is for HAM...

    never brined a Turkey in my life and I will die never brining one.. :laugh:
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Have you ever brined a ham?
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    no but I have brined the Fresh Ham to make HAM.

    so technically I guess I have :woohoo:
  • BevoBevo Posts: 179
    Thanks to Pete, Rod, and Faith for the responses. I also sent an email to the Butterball talk line and got a response that echoed yours.

    I hope each of you and all Eggheads have a happy Thanksgiving.
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