This is so seriously easy you will kick yourself for not doing it sooner! Just make sure you have a HUGE stock pot to make it in. I have a few stock pots, but I usually use this 20 qt Stock Pot because it's really hefty and not thin on the bottom. I like to buy a big bird!
This makes a huge amount so just put it in zip lock bags and freeze it for later!
- 1 turkey carcass
- 3 ribs celery cut into 4" pieces
- 2 medium onions quartered
- 4 qts water or enough to cover the carcass
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 4 bay leaves
Place the turkey carcass in the stock pot
Add the rest of the ingredients and make sure there is enough water to cover the carcass.
Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to Medium and simmer uncovered for 2 hours
Remove from the heat and skim any fat that rises to the surface
Strain out and pick out the turkey meat as well as pick any that is still on the carcass to make Turkey soup or Gumbo