May 17, 2013
Food Fight Friday: Wild Turkey Omelet vs. Wild Turkey Burrito
By David Draper
Turkey seasons in the southern states are winding down, but up north the snow has melted enough for hunters to have a chance at bagging a tom. That means plenty of readers are filling the freezer with tasty turkey meat—including West Virginian Craig Ellis, who has managed to not only tag a turkey of his own, but also got both of his kids on birds. A trifecta of toms is no small feat in West Virginia, and lately Ellis has been celebrating with fresh turkey for nearly every meal, including breakfast.
Craig Ellis’s Wild Turkey and Cheddar Omelet
Turkey hunting starts early...real early. There's nothing better than returning to camp with a bird over your shoulder just in time for breakfast. My post-hunt meal this season was a couple of eggs from my neighbor's coop combined with a sautéed turkey breast tenderloin and aged Wisconsin cheddar. Success!
David’s Wild Turkey Leg Burrito
Despite some readers’ assertions that I would most likely die (okay, maybe not die, but you were all against the idea) if I ate the meat from my infected turkey, I went ahead and did it. Admittedly, these burritos were made with just the legs and thighs. I’m still warily eyeing the breast with suspicion. The lower quarters, however, tasted just fine when braised all day then simmered in Chile Colorado and wrapped in some soft flour tortillas. And most importantly, I felt fine after eating them.
I have a few reader photos in the queue for future Food Fights, but I’ll like to see yours in there as well. All you have to do to be included is send in a good fish or game food photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.