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This section contains a selection of traditional recipes for turkey.  All recipes, unless noted otherwise, are genuine Kentucky and Southern recipes over 100 years old. They would have been familiar to the early residents of Old Louisville

Boiled Turkey.

Have the turkey nicely cleaned and placed in salt water for a few minutes, then fill with a stuffing of bread, butter, salt, pepper and parsley. Tie the legs and wings and then pin up in a cloth. Drop a little salt. in the water, which should not boil too fast. Serve with drawn butter and 4 eggs chopped and some parsley. it may be served with oyster sauce.

Boiled Turkey.

Have turkey washed and put in salted water a few minutes, then fill with a dressing made of rolled bread crumbs, a dash of onion, pepper and salt. Tie the legs and wings, then pin up in a cloth; put a little salt in the water. A large turkey will require 3 h ours, boiling all the time, but not too rapidly. Serve with drawn butter and 4 hard-boiled eggs chopped; oyster sauce is also nice served with boiled turkey.

Source: The Kentucky Receipt Book, 1903

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