Deli Meat?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by twistedx, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Can you buy the boneless Turkey, Chicken, etc. like what is used at a sub shop that hasn't been cooked?  I would love to buy a huge turkey and smoke it to make my own deli slices.

    Thanks!

    Travis
     
  2. of course you can buy turkey breasts. smoke em and slice em.
     
  3. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you look hard or your Grocery store has a well stocked meat department, you can find turkey breast sections, they will have the bones and such attached but I find that these breast are larger than the boneless one. Also with some boneless turkey you end up with a rolled turkey that contains the white and dark meat. Make sure that the package says boneless turkey breasts.Also the stuff in the Deli case has been cured before being smoked.
     
  4. badbob

    badbob Smoke Blower

    I had been trying for years to get my turkey to look and taste like deli turkey. I gave up after watching an episode of "How It's Made". Deli turkey is made by injecting all kinds of chemicals into it then tumbling it in a huge machine for hours, then put in bags (2 per bag) and cooked to get the shape right. I still like the stuff but I don't think you can  (or want to) duplicate the process at home.
     
     
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  5. Sure can! Use the search tool at the top of the page and look up Turkey Breast
     
  6. Badbob had the answer I was looking for.  I already do boneless turkey breast along with other meats.  But I was wondering about that nice big round log I see at the deli.  Now I don't have an excuse to get a really big meat slicer...Thanks all!
     
  7. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Blaspheme sir

    What about this

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    There's always an excuse to get a big bad @** slicer
     
  8. Awesome!  I'll show the wife - Honey...this is what I want for my birthday!  Thanks!
     

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