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Baked turkey thighs - tough as a boot. What happened??


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Baked turkey thighs - tough as a boot. What happened??

cstout | Aug 7, 2013 09:48 AM

I bake a turkey every year & have never had a problem with a tough bird. I buy Butterball & baste well while baking. I was so hungry for turkey so I bought 2 large thighs, not Butterball, just a package stating "turkey thighs". I rubbed with olive oil & butter & baked slowly, very juicy looking during the cooking process. What a surprise! Those two thighs were like rubber, not to mention stringy meat.

Could I have prevented the toughness in any way? I have never baked just a portion of a turkey so don't know if the method should be different than baking a whole turkey.

My idea was to bake the two thighs, eat one, slice the other for sandwiches since I am tired of turkey slices from the deli section. Also, was hoping for a little leftover to make a soup.

Both pieces landed in the garbage, my two old dogs could not even chew it.

Please help.

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