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re: How do you do your fried turkeys?


In all truth, my distaste for fried turkey probably also stems from an ex-brother in law who was and is a goddamn moron and insisted that frying a turkey was the only way to cook one. He also ordered his steak well done.





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cbtullis
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re: How do you do your fried turkeys?


The fact that he ordered his steak well done probably explains his cooking abilities, hence the uneven cooking.
Lol
If people would learn to measure oil correctly they would have turkey cooked perfectly and less explosions.






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Walt OReilly
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re: How do you do your fried turkeys?


i almost burned down my parents house frying a turkey years ago





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The fried turkey is the biggest abomination in holiday related cooking, surpassing even the turducken. It is expensive (that much peanut oil aint cheap), inefficient, cooks unevenly, and more often that not disgusting.


I was waiting for this.






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BlackenedOut
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re: How do you do your fried turkeys?


Ehh, his werent the only fried turkeys Ive tried.

I find roasting to be a far superior way to increase the flavor of the bird. And create gravy and gumbo next day. Followed by smoking.






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re: How do you do your fried turkeys?


If you are only going to fry one bird, use Lard.

Better flavor and cheaper... but its usually spent after one or two birds.






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cbtullis
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re: How do you do your fried turkeys?


That's cause most people inject fried turkeys. It doesn't taste like turkey anymore





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Martini
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re: How do you do your fried turkeys?


Do you mean Tom Fitzmorris? He will fry a turkey although he's a roasting or smoking fan. He also brines them.

I prefer a. Roasted but I will eat a fried and I bought an electric inffared because it's easy to use and I travel for Thanksgiving and it travels well and saves oven space. The finished product isn't the prettiest but it work and I just carve it all up and put on a platter.






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Pick a store and place the order.



Call Early's in Scott. Pick it up at the appointed time.






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My plan this year is just to fry a breast and a thigh. Cooking for just a couple of us and there will be plenty more food. First time frying a turkey so it will be interesting.




You'll be fine.

We did a whole bird last year and it turned out great. Inject the shite out of it and cook it right.






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Folks, I'm just gonna tell you..youve got to get one of these infared oil-less fryers. They are very cheap ($100) and you dont waste all that money on oil. I have absolutely loved it. I cook turkeys, cornish game hens, pork loins, chickens, and roasts on it. It is money well spent. Best cooking device Ive ever purchased.





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I agree, that's what we use. It's so easy we cook turkeys year round and it's great for thanksgiving b/c it frees up the ovens.





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Does it look like a mushroom cloud in the end?


ETA, I have seen footage of what occurs when a turkey placed in liquid nitrogen is placed in a pot of hot oil. DAMN!!!



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use Lard.


Back when I fried a good many, I'd use oil, but I'd add a few pounds of lard for flavor.






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alajones
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30 qt should do. I've got a huge crawfish pot that I use but it is too big for turkey. I have to spin them a little to get it cooked evenly.

My cooker doesn't get the oil higher than 300 degrees.

Okay, you are doing this once a year, maybe twice. Don't go overboard. In fact, I don't even fry turkeys much anymore because it isn't worth it for one turkey. The only time I do is if I am frying them for the folks on base and just keep the grease for a little while after that.

Speaking of oil, go to Sams and by the big jug of "frying oil" It's about 26 bucks and works just fine. You are supposed to use peanut oil, but it cost twice as much.

Inject or brine, whatever, rub with cajun seasoning, fry in oil.

It takes more time for your oil to heat up than it does for your turkey to cook. The oil will probbaly take almost an hour and the turkey will take about 45 minutes.

Don't bother with the specialized turkey cooking shite. Just leave the plastic ring on the bird after opening the bag and use some sort of very durable metal hook to pull it out of the grease when it's done. The plastic ring is very handy when it comes time to spin the bird a little.

Anyway, 30 quarts should do, cheap cooker, cheap oil, you'll be fine.

Oh yeah, don't leave it alone, keep a fire extinguisher handy, and thaw the bird.






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re: How do you do your fried turkeys?


Sometimes I inject. Some years I don't.
When I do I let it thaw out in the fridge and inject the bird early the morning before I fry it.
I have a turkey pot that I fill to the fill line with peanut oil. Maintain a constant tempature of 350 and fry the bird at 3 mins per pound.
Comes out perfect every year!






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