Q: Dear Dr. BBQ,
I am just getting started in competition cooking. I am learning a lot along the way but my question is, if I am turning in leg quarters for competition do I turn them in whole or slice them first? If I should slice them first do you have any tips on presentation?
A: Hi Jim,
First off, I don’t think leg quarters are a very good choice for competition. There just isn’t room for six of them in the turn-in box. The best choice is an individual part that will allow you to put six in the box, or slices off of a couple larger pieces such as breast. My preference is six thighs or drumsticks.