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Deep fried wild turkey nuggets

by owetogrub
battered wild turkey nuggets

The batter for wild turkey nuggets is what makes this deep fried treat absolutely delicious. The secret is to get a light crispy golden brown batter. This is by far one of my favorite recipes and wild turkey is one of my favorite game meats.

We keep a few bags of wild turkey breast nuggets in the deep freezer.

They’re not just for snacking or appetizers, we serve them up with mashed potatoes and gravy and a veggie. I can eat a whole mess of them with some good hot sauce or bbq sauce.  They’re almost as good as breaded turkey fries.

The batter I use for wild turkey nuggets is a simple dredge, egg wash and panko breadcrumbs.


  • boneless skinless wild turkey breast
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 container panko bread crumbs (or double dip in flour)
  • oil for frying


  1. Heat your oil in a large skillet or deep pan to 375
  2. Cut the turkey into bite size pieces.
  3. Mix the seasonings and flour together.
  4. Mix the egg and milk to make a egg wash
  5. Dredge the wild turkey pieces in flour, coat with egg wash and then into the panko bread crumbs.
  6. After all of the turkey is battered, start frying in small batches
  7. Remove from the oil when the turkey nuggets start to float

If you don’t have panko, double dip the turkey nuggets in the flour.

This is how I fry my chicken and other wild game.  It makes a really nice batter for the turkey nuggets that’s not to thick and fries up light and crispy.

Don’t forget to drain on paper towels.  If you’re eating as an appetizer: serve with bbq sauce, hot sauce, ranch or buffalo sauce.  If it’s a main course, make up some homemade mashed potatoes and gravy.

Serve em up with a green veggie like broccoli or green beans.  Make the good green beans with ham hocks and a little dried basil.

This batter works on all types of wild game meat.  This is how I cook deer tenderloin, fried turtle and all other wild meats for frying.



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