06 January 2008

Smoked Turkey Dumplins

What do you do with leftover smoked turkey? Make turkey dumplins.

When smoking the turkey on your Big Green Egg, be sure to save the turkey "carcass" to make your soup stock.

Ulika Turkey Dumplins:

First, you'll make your stock with the turkey carcass. Place the leftover bones, attached meat and skins in a large pot and cover it all with cool water. Season the water with salt and pepper along with a little seasoned salt and your favorite complementary rub. If you wish, you can add your favorite vegetables here too for flavor - celery, carrots, onion and such.

Bring the stock to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low and add a few pats of butter. Let the liquid simmer for at least one and a half hours - three or four is even better - then remove the bones and skins and strain the stock.

Next, add your leftover smoked turkey meat in torn chunks along with another few pats of butter and little more salt and pepper. Let the stock return to a boil.

Last, make your dumplins. You can use your favorite drop dumplins recipe here - buttermilk, shortening and flour, bisquick and whole milk - your choice. Drop your dumplins by the spoonful over the boiling stock. Boil the dumplins for ten minutes with the top off, then ten minutes with the top on.