Turkey or Chicken in a bucket
Hahn haven (Hahnhaven@AOL.COM)
Sat, 25 Apr 1998 20:32:25 EDT
Turkey Under A Bucket
Equipment needed: Bucket oven
Quantity served: usually enough for whole troop (depends on size of turke=
5 gal tin bucket
about 15# of charcoal
heavy duty aluminum foil
wooden stake or 1=94 diameter dowel 6=94 longer than than the bird.
1 whole turkey * ( a 16# turkey will fit under the bucket very
seasoning salt or salt and pepper
At home instructions: Clean turkey, optional but can be done at camp
Camp instructions: Get fire started in fire ring, allow charcoal to get=
hot, about 30 min.
Clean and season bird.
Cooking instructions: When coals are hot, take shovel and move coals to =
side. Spread aluminum foil on the hot ground. Pound stake into ground ab=
6=94. Take about 18=94 of foil and crush into a ball around top of stake=
shape of ball. Put turkey on stake, legs down ( ball of foil in body cav=
will support bird). Put bucket over turkey , be sure no part of bird touc=
bucket. Shovel coals around the bucket piling around sides as high as th=
will go. Place another 12=94 piece of foil on top of the bucket. Shovel =
a dozen coals on top of the bucket. Add about a dozen pieces of charcoal
every 30 minutes. Cook for about 1=BD to 2 hours depending on size of bi=
An 11# turkey takes about 1=BD hrs., a 16# turkey takes 1hour and 50 minu=
2 hrs. Remove coals and take bucket off.
Turkey will be golden brown. Using hot pads, pull turkey off stake and p=
* If you prefer to do a chicken: prepare the same way but a chicken only
takes 1 hr. to 1 hours 10 min.
** Pie can be baked this way too: Put pie on 3 stakes set in ground in
triangle , cover with bucket and
bake 45 min.=0A
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City