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Old 12.12.2018, 19:20
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Re: Turkey time!

No brining this time, fully stuffed though and cooked breast down.

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Old 12.12.2018, 19:38
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Has anyone checked Farmy?

Aldi is still selling turkey breast 1 kg - 13 chf.
There are a lot of things I like from Farmy, but the turkey seemed awfully expensive.
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No brining this time, fully stuffed though and cooked breast down.

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I don't even have a recipient big enough to brine a whole turkey....
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Re: Turkey time!

Almost time again. I decided this year to cheat :-). This year I found Farmy has a Turkey breast/roast only. You can order in increments of half kg. A 1.5 kg breast will cook faster and then I won’t need to figure out how to fit everything in my oven at once :-)
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Almost time again. I decided this year to cheat :-). This year I found Farmy has a Turkey breast/roast only. You can order in increments of half kg. A 1.5 kg breast will cook faster and then I won’t need to figure out how to fit everything in my oven at once :-)
Ok, i looked at Farmy. I buy meat from the guy who has the turkey breast, and he has good stuff, but nearly chf 80/kg for a turkey breast is a bit much.

You can also get a turkey breast from these guys for about chf 25/kg. (They are in Brütten, near Winterthur)

https://www.hofmorf.ch/trutenfleisch...etfleisch.html

We got a little turkey from them for Christmas last year but I think I’ll see if I can get a 5kg turkey for thanksgiving.

I imagine that there are other turkey farmers in the area.
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Old 29.10.2019, 21:05
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Ok, i looked at Farmy. I buy meat from the guy who has the turkey breast, and he has good stuff, but nearly chf 80/kg for a turkey breast is a bit much.

You can also get a turkey breast from these guys for about chf 25/kg. (They are in Brütten, near Winterthur)

https://www.hofmorf.ch/trutenfleisch...etfleisch.html

We got a little turkey from them for Christmas last year but I think I’ll see if I can get a 5kg turkey for thanksgiving.

I imagine that there are other turkey farmers in the area.
Thanks for the link. That’s much cheaper (guessing about half price) than my butcher who buys them from France for Christmas. I’ll be placing an order.

Lidl sell turkey breast for 15 a kilo too. Aligro sell larger breasts for a similar price.
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Re: Turkey time!

You can always buy a bit cheaper somewhere but the real question is, is it as good and will you just eat it or will you be able to eat it and enjoy it
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Re: Turkey time!

Well, I was planning on Farmy, but in my stop at Lidl I found a turkey breast 1000g for 13chf! For that price it’s worth a try and perhaps I’ll have a backup plan 😀.
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Re: Turkey time!

Personally would much prefer not having a turkey- but as SIL will be buying and cooking, free range turkey it will be, and massive.
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Well, I was planning on Farmy, but in my stop at Lidl I found a turkey breast 1000g for 13chf! For that price it’s worth a try and perhaps I’ll have a backup plan ��.
It's very good, have bought turkey breast from Lidl or Aldi many times. I used to have a tendency to overcook everything, but once I got rid of it everything tastes much better.
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Old 07.11.2019, 08:25
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Re: Turkey time!

We bought two fresh turkeys last week from Terrani in Lugano, 12.50/kg

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Old 07.11.2019, 10:45
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Well, I was planning on Farmy, but in my stop at Lidl I found a turkey breast 1000g for 13chf! For that price it’s worth a try and perhaps I’ll have a backup plan 😀.
Never prepared a turkey, so maybe silly question:
How do you stuff a turkey breast? I mean it's the best bit, no?
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Re: Turkey time!

No turkey but definitely going to make pumpkin pies - they turned out great last year
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Never prepared a turkey, so maybe silly question:
How do you stuff a turkey breast? I mean it's the best bit, no?
We have Butcher String and you can roll the breast up into a roast with stuffing in the middle. However, haven’t they always advised not to stuff the turkey to ensure it cooks properly at an even temp? I’ve been stuffing mine only with herbs and orange peels and doing the stuffing on the side for years anyway.
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Old 08.11.2019, 16:11
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haven’t they always advised not to stuff the turkey to ensure it cooks properly at an even temp?
Always, no, it's only in recent years.

Been stuffing them since I was cooking them at university once a month, 40 years ago!

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Never prepared a turkey, so maybe silly question:
How do you stuff a turkey breast? I mean it's the best bit, no?
No.

I prefer the wings.

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Old 08.11.2019, 16:21
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Always, no, it's only in recent years.

Been stuffing them since I was cooking them at university once a month, 40 years ago!

Tom
LOL, sounds like you lived of turkey sandwiches 29 days a month.
Not the worst diet for a student. Mine was not as fancy.
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Old 08.11.2019, 16:33
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LOL, sounds like you lived of turkey sandwiches 29 days a month.
Not the worst diet for a student. Mine was not as fancy.
No, a 25lb turkey would last the 4 of us a week, tops.

0.15/lb back then.

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Old 08.11.2019, 17:49
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No, a 25lb turkey would last the 4 of us a week, tops.

0.15/lb back then.

Tom
lbs 8 can$ 15.00 Eaten and 5 meals leftover ,sandwiches, alla king ,soup and still some stuff in the freezer .Next is "X" mass turkey
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Old 08.11.2019, 17:59
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Never prepared a turkey, so maybe silly question:
How do you stuff a turkey breast? I mean it's the best bit, no?
Stale bred chrumbelt, smocked bacon bits, celery , onions ,mushromes, red and green peppers diced ,chicken bouillon and desiert spices >>> piece of cake
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