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LeftoverTurkey Stock

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This turkey stock is made with your leftover turkey carcass. It is very easy to do and a simple way to make your own and store it in the freezer for soups and sauces. This recipe will also save you money on buying broth at the store!


1 leftover turkey carcass (i.e. from thanksgiving)
2 onions skins removed and quartered
1 carrot, washed
1 celery stick or 1 handful of lovage
1 garlic head washed and cut in half (leave skin on)
10-12 peppercorns
4-6 sprigs of thyme leaves
1 small bunch of parsley if not using lovage
2 bay leaves
8 cups of water (or more if necessary)

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  1. Cut up turkey carcass with kitchen shears so it will fit in your stock pot. Add remaining ingredients.
  2. Cover everything with water by at least 2 inches. Bring to a simmer. Skim if necessary, simmer for about an hour.
  3. Strain, cool and store.

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