questionsdo you eat the turkey giblets?

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i don't like the giblets *making lemon face*

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I don't make the turkey... so... maybe?

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@thumperchick: Giblets are the heart, gizzard, liver, and other internal organs. Usually, the neck is included with this.

@mikeymet: Yes, they do! But, also great covered in it.

@w00tgurl: My guess is most would be like you... but without the sour face ;-)

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@kmeltzer: I know what they are :). I just don't know if the cook used them as a gravy base, or in the stuffing, etc. So... maybe?

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I'm making these for our dog today. I usually toss them out.

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When I make a bird, I use those parts in the stuffing. I make good, honest cornbread stuffing, southern style. Here's the recipe, which is in our collection of recipes from last year.

http://dealswootrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/09/cornbread-stuffing.html

It calls for half a recipe of cornbread, and half a recipe of baking powder biscuits (the dropped kind, not the rolled kind), and those recipes are on it too.

http://dealswootrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/09/baking-powder-biscuits.html
http://dealswootrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/09/corn-bread.html

Mmmm. I'm planning on a capon for dinner in a couple of days. I just might have to stuff it, now. I do love capon (and don't much care for turkey, as blasphemous as that might sound).

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My mom, who is a fabulous cook, or used to be before she became very aged and frail, used to cook them and chop them up (pull meat off the neck) and put it in with the gravy.

Oh snap, I just remembered I forgot to put the bakers in the oven.

zooms away to the kitchen

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@nastyducky: I used to do the same thing, but then the husband alerted the child about the origin of the "little yummy things" inside the gravy. Now I use the giblets in my stock and give the cooked stuff to the dog. Bummer.

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I eat the heart and liver, roasted along with the rest of the bird. Don't care for the gizzard though -- too chewy for me. The neck is OK, but it's too much work to pick the meat off.

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Just the liver. I boil it, chop it up fine and add it to the stuffing that ends up inside of the bird.

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i haven't tried turkey giblets by themselves, just in gravy. i do like fried chicken hearts and gizzards though.

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This was my first year for hosting Thanksgiving. I bought the turkey from a local farmer and when I went to violate it with stuffing... SURPRISE!

I don't want to waste anything so it's all sitting patiently in my freezer, not sure what to do with it exactly. Is turkey stock the best option if I won't be making stuffing till next year?

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@frazelle: Stock is good with it. You can throw it in your stock, then just eat it when it's cooked. I eat the stuff on its own, really good.