Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 2 months ago

Do I remove the tail of the turkey?

My butterball turkey has it's tail (what I assume is the tail) intact do I leave it on or toss it?

6 Answers

  • denise
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The parsons nose?  I usually cut it off and put it in the giblet / stock pan to reduce down to add to my gravy.

  • 2 months ago

    It does provide a "flap" that helps keep the cavity closed so stuffing does not come out.

    It is up to you if you want to cut it off or leave it on. 

    I tend to remove it. It is a fatty bit and there is nothing on it that is of any use. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Do you know that it's called "the pope's nose"?  It's up to you.  It's nearly pure fat.  Some people love them, in fact in countries where it's a popular part you can buy them by the bag just on their own.  I always cut it off because I find the greasiness and texture off-putting, but like I said it's up to you.  There seems to be a real love-hate divide on the issue.

  • CB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Cut it off but save the feathers you can make tie some nice fishing lures with them.

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Nah, just tuck it into the body of the turkey. Cut it off it it looks terrible once the bird has been cooked. 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Leave it on. There will probably be some idiot like me that loves it!

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