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Turkey Breast Post T-Day

turkey cutting board
Turkey Cutting Board

So, didn’t get to spend T-Day w/ my kid – thought I would do so tonite. Wasn’t going to go all out, but wanted to do turkey, taters & stuffing.

Got the turkey breast (4.5 lbs) super cheap of course cause everyone had already picked thru them & holiday was over. Bought this premium one for 12 bucks! Could have got a full one, but thought I would keep in pretty simple.

What its all about:

  • 4.5 lb turkey breast
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup chardonnay
  • 1/2 onion – diced
  • lots of pepper
  • you can add salt, but I didn’t
  • handful of fresh parsley
  • 4-5 tblsp of butter
Turkey Plate
Turkey Plate

Cook that bird:

  • Washed the turkey off & then removed the skin (since I wasn’t baking it wasn’t going to get crispy – this just would have created a bunch of fatty fat fat) – then patted dry w/ paper towels
  • Coated outside w/ pepper, then put in crock breast side down
  • Poured the broth & chardonnay over turkey
  • Threw the parsley, onion  & butter on top of this
  • Set to HI for 10 hrs

Have to say, this was the moistest turkey I’ve ever had (even the oil cooked one wasn’t this good). I do like the crispy skin & all that & this isn’t traditional – but found it superior to other cooking methods. Hell, even after sitting for 30 mins on cutting board – came back for a nibble – still as succulent.

Served w/ mashed potatoes & cornbread stuffing w/ oysters. Of course gravy drizzled over absolutely everything! Got lazy & did bottled gravy, but if you were to make your own the liquid from the crock after cooking is plentiful & would have worked amazingly.

Eating this while watching The Walking Dead & w/ my kid made this even more delicious.

What to do with leftovers…

Pre-TDay Turkey Legs

crockOutTShirt
Crock Out T-Shirt Idea...

Ok, so this one won’t be amusing for the most part, but thought I’d share anywho. I purchased the turkey leg drumettes (is that like a turkey drumline?) in that shameful area called “meat done gone bad” section of the grocery store. I know, I know – only trailer trash, old folks & cat ladies get their edible flesh from there – I saw & I bought.

On Mon. nite I saw them in freezer & threw in fridge to thaw. Tues. morn (still frozen, what the hell):

  • threw the C-Pot
  • 4 carrots, sliced thick
  • 1 tblsp pepper
  • 2 tblsp herbs de provence (fancy huh!)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • set to 10hrs

Holy mother of turkey drumette chorus line – these were amazing w/ pretty much zero effort.

There you have it – simple turkey legs.

Check out t-shirt idea to the right if you didn’t notice.

Wasabi Teriyaki Wings

wings
wings, not mccartney band

Let me start out by saying that I’m not a huge wing fan. Greasy, boney, skinny & messy is how I view these. Yet, I feel compelled to make this at least once in a while for my Sunday Seahawk game day fare.

This is seriously one of the easiest ones to crock.

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb bag of chix wings (drummets/wings pieces/non-flying bird apparatus) – can be frozen
  • 1 bottle 15/20 oz Soy Vay Wasabi Teriyaki sauce (this is the best!), but you can use other lesser forms of teriyaki sauce & it will work

A wing & a prayer:

  • pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
  • put those bastards on a baking sheet (suggest using broiler pan to let that freaking nasty-ass skin grease recede to the netherworld)
  • bake for 73 mins (turning once)
  • pour a little sauce in crock bottom while in wait
  • transfer cooked wings to crock & pour rest of sauce over the wings
  • crock on HI for 2 hrs
  • stir that damn thing up once in a while to distribute sauces & to waste some time
Bring on the paper towels – these things are messy (as per most wings)
Suggested side dish:
  • Jalapeno Cornbread
  • added in 3 fresh jalapenos
cornbread
cornbread, jalapelos

Everyone enjoyed this ‘yaki wing thing & the cornbread – so I’d say this is a winner. I need to spread my wings a bit (I iz funner) & do a hot lava wing dish sometime. Suggestions?

In the words of the great rock band Kansas – crock on my wayward son, there’ll be no wings when you are done, don’t you cry no more – or something like that.

Crock Full of Breakfast Casserole Thingy

Who the hell spends a night with 3 lovely ladies at a posh mall bar & comes home & rocks out with my crock out? Me thats who.

The Ingredients of Course

I possibly may have had 2 too many gin & tonics, but I still found the time to get my game face on once I got home & made up a sweet breakfast dish for my kin & friends to enjoy once we’ve arisen. I did eat a couple handfuls of the shredded cheese with some cold sausage in the making process.

You need to think ahead a tad to make this happen – chop up the the veggies & pre-cook the bacon/sausage during your afternoon free time & drop it in the fridge til later. Easiest to put the veggies & meat products together as it is easier to drop in later.

At about 10pm or 12am, drop ingredients in the crock!

Ingredients:

1 30 oz bag hash browns
1 lb. of sausage (or 1/2 lb bacon)
1 onion diced up
1 whole red pepper diced up
1 whole green pepper diced up
8 oz (bag) shredded cheddar or mexican 4 cheese
1 dozen eggs
1/2 cup milk (or soy milk if you want man-boobs aka moobs, from what I’ve heard)
salt & pepper (I didn’t even add any salt – the sausage has enough flavor)

Directions:

1. Layer the frozen hash browns then bacon/sausage/veggie mixture then cheese repeat (should have 3 layers)

2. Beat the eggs, milk, & pepper together. Pour over the whole mixture.

3. Cook on LOW for 10 hrs

Egg-cellent! You read that correctly I just used an amazingly terrible play on words. This dish was a hit – everyone had seconds.

That is a cheese fest

Depending on what floats your boat you can top with salsa, hot sauce or a bit of ketchup.

Crock That! may be changing its name to Rock Out with Your Crock Out as the domain name Crock That is already taken.

Next up, vegetarian dish with Fennel from my garden or I’m feeling like Lamb…

Well, lastly – Crock That!