Canning turkey?

FeleciaathomeNovember 20, 2012

We are going to my sister's house for Thanksgiving and I had already purchased and started to thaw our bird. (long story)Anyway, I cooked it last night and now have 10pounds of bird left, very little freezer space. Anyone can cooked turkey before?

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No, don't do it. Here is a link to a VERY reputable site that discusses canning meat.

If you must can meat, you MUST use a pressure canner. No exceptions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Canning meat

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 4:41PM
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It's Tuesday will easily keep refrigerated until Thursday. Canning is not an option as far as I'm concerned...not for two days.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 4:43PM
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I've canned chicken, but not turkey. I'm assuming it will be similar.

The only problem I had was that pressure canning (which you must do if you're going to can it) left the chicken a bit mushy and yet stringy. I'm very weird about texture, so I didn't like that very much.

It wouldn't be my first choice, but it can be done.


    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 10:45PM
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Chase - Felecia is not hosting Thanksgiving nor is she bringing the turkey. She has 10 pounds of cooked turkey and is looking for ways to save what she has.

Felecia - too bad your freezer space is limited. I would say there must be something in that freezer that needs to be tossed to make room for some of that turkey! :-)

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 12:14AM
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