Post # 1
LOL, so Darling Husband and I always talk about how completely strange my family’s eating habits are. (They aren’t but we aren’t picky about food and we like trying new things.) So every year on Thanksgiving Darling Husband is completely grossed out because I’m so happy that I don’t have to fight anyone for the neck. Growing up we had to fight for it, and we usually shared it between two people on a rotating basis. So I was wondering, does anyone else fight for turkey neck?
LOL, what a ridiculous thread, but I am still curious
Post # 3
Hahahaha…this is like my family! My sister always picks at the neck, and sometimes my dad will also have some. My grandma eats the giblets (I think they are called that). No one has to fight them for those! I don’t like either, so I stick to the white meat myself 🙂
Post # 4
I’m pretty sure we use the neck and giblets to make the gravy, so no one fights over them (instead, we all just fight over the gravy!) 🙂
Post # 5
My FIs mother does, my Fiance actually had to warn me before my first Thanksgiving with his parents (thank god he did).
Post # 6
I didn’t know people ate it! I use it to make a stock for the gravy but then it goes in the garbage!
Do you roast it with the Turkey????
Post # 7
I use it to make gravy, but it totally grosses me out! I now only buy turkey breasts so i don’t have to deal with turkey balls, turkey heart, turkey liver, or turkey neck
Bletch, lady, bletch!
Post # 8
Sounds yucky to me, but to each their own!
Post # 9
This isn’t weird to my family at all!!!! Personally I don’t eat it cause my mom always has dibs! I guess cause I’ve never really had any I don’t have any plans to start now.
Post # 10
@FMM: No, I boil it with the giblets. The giblets get diced and the water is added to the gravy, but the neck gets pulled out to eat. My brothers used to have a contest to see who could suck out the longest spinal cord piece.
Yeah, I guess we are pretty strange. ::shrugs:: I won’t go into what else we think is delicious!
Post # 11
I usually use it to make the gravy. I boil it along with the giblets to make some good stock for the gravy. Then I use the meat from it and add it to the gravy. Makes great flavoring!
Post # 12
LOL. So funny! No I do not eat turkey neck. I feed it to my dog though, hehe. Does it taste like dark meat? I always imagined it to taste like organ meat, although now that I think of it, it doesn’t make much sense. Does it have alot of vertabrae in it?! Tell me about the turkey neck, I need to know!!!
Post # 13
I only use it for gravy…I couldn’t eat it!!!!!!
Post # 14
LOL at the longest spinal cord piece… I don’t think I could participate in that contest! I’d use it for gravy, but that’s about it!
Post # 15
I can eat it if i had to, but i wouldnt fight over it, doesnt it have a lot of bones?
Post # 16
@MightySapphire:You had a contest to see who could suck the longest on the SPINAL CORD? Seriously? GROOOOSSSSSSSSSSS. Oh, no. Never. That’s beyond gross!