Ground, Cut, and Chopped Turkey - Cooking Tips
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Ground, Cut, and Chopped Turkey
Just like beef cuts that are ground into hamburger, turkey can be ground and used in the same way. Ground turkey consists of white or dark turkey meat, or a combination of both. It contains approximately 65 to 75 percent less fat than ground beef. It can be used to make sausages, patties, or in any recipe containing ground beef. Ground turkey is available fresh or frozen, in patties, 1 pound packages, and in bulk.
A turkey burger is a meat product made from ground turkey, which is flavored with various seasonings, formed into a burger shape, cooked, and most often served on a bun in the same manner as a hamburger. It is prepared the same as other ground meat burgers using cooking methods such as grilling, frying, or broiling. Ground turkey is often substituted as a low fat alternative to ground pork or beef.
Julienne turkey is turkey meat that has been chopped into thin strips that are usually not less than ½ inch long and not longer than 1½ inches. Julienne turkey is sold frozen in 5 or 10 pound plastic bags and can be used for a variety of turkey dishes including salads, casseroles, and stir-fry recipes.
Diced or Cubed Turkey
Diced turkey is turkey meat that has been cut into small cubes that are usually ¼ to ½ inch. It is sold frozen in 5 or 10 pound plastic bags and can be used for a variety of turkey dishes including salads, casseroles, and stir-fry recipes.
Turkey meat is cut into strips so that it can be used for deep-frying or stir-frying. The strips are available uncooked or fully cooked, unbreaded or breaded, and unflavored or seasoned with various herbs and spices. Turkey strips are usually sold frozen in various quantities.
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