My dad used to call the turkey tail the “Parson’s Nose” at Christmas dinner. Every year, he’d clearly claim it as His, even though nobody else wanted it.
I was shopping at Winco grocery store last month and found, nestled in amongst the smoked bacons, ham hocks and turkey legs, 2 packs of smoked turkey tails (about 3 tails per pack). After reminiscing about Dad’s penchant for them, I bought both packs. I think they cost $4 each.
Well, I cooked them in my InstantPot, using beef broth and chili flakes, for about 30 minutes. After the pressure equaluzed, I cracked open the cooker and ate one.
Holy God, they are awesome…but only if you like smoky, fatty, delicious meat that falls off the bone…
I now have 5 more packs of Parson’s Noses, Dad.