- 1 fresh turkey carcass (from a cooked turkey), all meat removed
- 1 cup drippings from turkey (or more to taste)
- water to fill cooking pot
- 3 fresh carrots, thinly sliced
- 3 ribs celery, thinly sliced
- 2/3 cup chopped onions
- 2-3 cups finely chopped, cooked turkey
- 1 1/2 T. dry parsley flakes (fresh is also good but use a little more)
- 2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)
- 1 (12-ounce) pkg. small noodles, cooked according to package
Saturday, December 1, 2012
SOUP ON SATURDAY - Turkey Carcass Soup
Turkey Carcass Soup
Pull apart the turkey carcass bones and place in a large pot with pan drippings. Cover with water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and hard simmer for about an hour.
Remove all bones with slotted spoon. When cool enough to handle, remove any remaining meat that you may still find on the bones and set aside; discard bones where pets won't be able to get them.
Add all of the turkey, carrots, celery, onion, parsley flakes, salt and pepper to the pot of now wonderful broth.
Return to simmer and cook until vegetables are tender.
Add cooked noodles; heat through and serve. Mmmmm..... good!
Note: This recipe is very flexible. The amounts of the vegetables is easily alterable. You can also add other vegetables that you like to the pot. This is the blend that my family likes, although I sometimes like to also add canned tomatoes and corn. Enjoy!