The other day, the Mama mentioned on the Facebook that you can turn your turkey day leftovers to make homemade jerky for your dog.
I know, that’s kind of awesome, right? When the humans are all calfed out on the couches, moaning and bloated, you can rest contentedly know that the rest of that bird is yours.
Here at Casa de Kolchak, we don’t like to waste, so every last bit of our turkey goes to use. Once dinner is over and the turkey sandwiches with the moistmakers have been packed away into lunch bags, Mama strips all the remaining meat off the turkey and uses the bones to make a dog friendly, onion free turkey stock. Then she takes all that meat and turns it into jerky.
Do you want to give it a try? Here’s what you do:
The Stuff (aka Ingredients)
- Leftover Turkey
- - 1/2 c. olive oil
- - 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
How We Do It (Instructions)
Thinly slice turkey, carving with the grain of the meat.
If desired, mix together oil and parsley in a Ziploc bag. Add turkey meat and toss to coat. Squish out air, seal the bag and allow to marinate overnight. (This step isn't vital, but it can help revive meat that might have been over cooked or left out and got a bit dry.)
Preheat oven to 150F. Lay out turkey on parchment lined baking sheets or on drying racks. Bake with door open for 3 - 6 hours, until jerky is crispy and crunchy.
Lay out turkey on drying racks. Turn on dehydrator. Dry for 3 - 6 hours until crispy and crunchy.
Store in an airtight container.
From our house to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
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