Every day Your Indiana Turkey Farmers work hard to bring you the best turkey products on the market.
Now we want to share our turkey expertise with you by sharing our favorite recipes, cooking tips and how turkeys are raised in Indiana.
Using Turkey in Your Recipe
Turkey is a versatile meat that comes in a variety of cuts. Learn about all the cuts and suggested ways in how to cook them.
Turkey meat can be added to just about any recipe you have. Or let us inspire you with a wide variety of turkey dishes from around the world. There are recipes for every meal from breakfast to dinner to the midnight snack. Yum.
Hoosier Turkey Farms
Hoosier turkey farmers take great pride in their birds. Learn all about turkey farming here.
RECIPE TRAIL at the Indiana State Fair
As if you need one more reason to attend the Indiana State Fair, this year the Indiana Family of Farmers will host the annual Recipe Trail. Your Indiana Turkey Farmers are proud to be a contributor to this year's recipes. The Recipe Trail Cards feature recipes that highlight Indiana's commodities such as pork, beef, turkey (and other poultry), soybeans, corn, dairy and eggs.
To walk the recipe trail, start by getting a Wonder Trail Map at any Prairie Farms Information Booth. Follow the map to any of the ten locations to pick up the recipe card. Once you have all ten recipe cards head to Animal Town to pick up the eleventh recipe card (and a small prize) from the daily featured farmer. CLICK HERE for a sneak peak on the Recipe Trail locations.
RECIPE HIGHLIGHT: THE GREAT TURKEY LEG
If there is a more iconic food to be found at the fair, festival or fundraiser, we don't know what that might be. We love turkey legs, and we want to share with you several recipes that highlight the ease of making turkey legs at home as well as the variety of flavors you can apply to the turkey leg.
COPYCAT STATE FAIR TURKEY LEGS
You can't get much closer to the genuine item then this recipe for State Fair Turkey Legs.
Grilling Turkey Tips
- To achieve evenly circulated heat with both gas and charcoal grills, use the grill cover. Utilization of the cover will reduce the amount of fuel required and prevent flare-ups.
- When grilling a whole bird, check the turkey when it is about two-thirds done. Cut the band of skin or string holding the legs together, allowing the heat to reach this critical portion of the bird.
- Poultry cooked on a grill often browns very fast. Always use a food thermometer to ensure the turkey has reached a safe internal temperature.
Nutritious: A 3 ounce serving of skinless turkey breast has more protein than chicken or beef and zero percent saturated fat.
Versatile: The wide range of cuts and products available (such as ground turkey, turkey sausage and turkey breast cuts) are easy to incorporate into any meal.
Economical: Turkey is a great way to trim grocery expenses by making use of the entire bird and incorporating the leftovers into future meals.
Tasty: The mild taste of turkey combines readily with most seasonings, making it an ideal choice in spicy ethnic dishes or as a substitute for higher-fat meats in your favorite recipes.