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here\'s mine - show me yours!!!!

mad max beyond eggdomemad max beyond eggdome Posts: 8,134
edited 9:38PM in EggHead Forum
so here is my mad max turkey 2010 .. . came out great with fantastic flavor... .and i took it up a notch this .. . deconstructed a duck, saved the legs and breasts for saturday's big grill....put the carcass and the neck in the stock pot with the turkey parts...more on that in a few minutes.. . took all the rest of the skin and rendered it down for about a cup of pure beautiful duck fat.. . stuck that in the fridge overnight, and then i rubbed that duck fat all under the skin. .. added flavor to the bird and made for the best drippings ever!!!


yours truly and the turkey ...(ok jeff and rod, before you can comment, that is the turkey on the platter! :blink: )


now, that duck fat, combined with the white wine, the butter (yes i still did the butter paste too!), and the natural turkey drippings....made for the best batch of drippings ever!!! you can see, i got over 4 cups worth of drippings in my pan at the end of the roast (and i didn't add anything during the cook!!). . . when it separated, i removed all the beautiful golden duck/turkey fat on the top that you can see, and used that to make the roux. .. .all that dark brown stuff in the bottom was the best 'flavor' ever, added to the roux to start the gravy. ... and then my duck/turkey stock just took it right over the top....



big kudos to the spawn!!. . she made the gravy, and it was fabulous. . .seasoned (not that it needed a lot) to perfection.. .and we cut up the meat from the turkey and duck necks and added it in as a finishing touch.. . it was without a doubt the best batch of gravy we have evre made.. .we will definitely add the duck fat again next year. . . .

now lets see all of your mad max birds here as well!!


  • 2010Turkey.jpg

    And it was pretty good.

    Spring "This Ain't The Turkey Ranch" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
    Max you are not the man - You are the King.
    Coffee rub:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,217
    Morning Max:

    Your's look great as usual...we were very happy with the way our 20#'er turned out too...may have to try that duck fat thing next year!

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • Dere it is

  • kemckkemck Posts: 6
    As always great instructions! I followed your recipe since getting my Egg last year.

    About 10 turkeys in I have never had a bad result!!!!!

    Question: Where is a good place to look for a roasting pan that will fit on a Lg Egg and hold a nice size turkey!

    Also, a site for helpful accessories and gadgets for he egg?

  • HicHic Posts: 350

    Thanks again!!

    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

  • I found a KitchenAid roasting pan this year at Sam's Club. Fits perfectly in a large egg on spacers with the PS inverted (legs up).
  • This was my 5th MM turkey. Consistently, the best method I've found. The gravy was even better than last year. I used Guenoc Chardonnay this year and I think it goes a whole lot better than the Pinot Grigio I used last year!
  • Absolutely! It was $10-15 cheaper at Sam's. I've used it twice now and it fits great in the Egg and makes a fantastic gravy - cleans up nicely!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597

    ..and H with his first try at a pie, punkin (made it himself, with a premade crust)

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • nice!! ..and nice to see the next generation pitchng in as well...great looking pie there!!
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Here is mine Max but I only spend about 15 minutes getting the bird ready...I'm lazy these days.LOL



    Hi Max,

    Another perfect Mad Max Turkey cooked by my BIL. It was fantastic as always.


  • My brother Jeff did this 21 lb. turkey on his large egg:


    Saved the drippings and the gravy was delish.
    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
  • So I'm dying to try this duck fat thing now. I'm wondering, since I don't want to get a whole duck, if I can find someone who has a duck and they don't want the skin, do I just tell them to pull all the skin off? Is that easy to do? We don't eat duck so I have no idea about how it works.

    Can I then stick it in the freezer til I'm ready for it or should I go ahead and render it down and keep it in the fridge? I keep bacon fat in the fridge for nearly forever. Is duck fat the same?
  • GoodyGoody Posts: 102
    Yes, except at Sam's it was only $27!
  • gwen, lots of specialty grocers sell small containers of straight duck fat....shouldn't be too hard to find... .
  • Thats right, bow before the Queen of Gravy!

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    HA! :laugh:
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
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    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Dang all these turkeys look fantastic. I hate not cooking on Thanksgiving!
  • This turned out awesome! It was the most moist, tender, tasty turkey I've ever had, hands down. Everybody loved it.

  • Pretty bird. Very pretty bird.
  • Here you go Max.

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673




  • Max,

    I never noticed how blue your eyes are. Damn good looking man! B) Great looking cook. I don't know why I never though of duck fat :ohmy:



    Caledon, ON


  • He looks just like you.


    Caledon, ON


  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 819
    Very nice Max. I will be making mine Sunday this year.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Sorry spiteful venom from a sorry spiteful canadian

    (you back home yet, ol' boy?)
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • kemck wrote:

    I bought that same roasting pan at our local Kohls on Tuesday and it was only $29.95. Used it on Thursday with a 15 pound turkey and it probably could have held a 20 pounder. It's a good fit on the large egg.

    OK, time to edit:

    I take it back. This is the roaster pan I bought. It's a Food Network pan but looks to be very similar to the KitchenAid. Worked real well on the egg.
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