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LSULyle00690
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Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
Any tips?


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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
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Any tips?

Ask Chicken to open a much needed Food Board


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Nado Jenkins83
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
Measure your oil correctly


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arseinclarse
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
After it’s cooked, throw in a lot of ice to stop the bird from cooking. You want to let it soak to suck in all that flavor.


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ddbnsb
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windshieldman
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
Cover it with Tony's then thaw it in the microwave for 10 minutes first.


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TigerLunatik
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
Don't try to get the oil too hot too fast. If you get too hot it takes forever to bring it back down to the right temp.


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Cosmo
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
Make sure your honeowner’s insurance is paid up for the inevitable fire


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The Boat
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
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Cook a meat that’s actually good

We cook turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas because we have to.

Those are the only two days you should cook a turkey.


Shanegolang
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
Yeah, bake it in the oven.


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IAmNERD
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
Fried turkey is extremely overrated.


DoUrden
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
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Frying my first turkey


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LSULyle


Pay the price for crawdads regardless of the:

temp to high
temp too low
too much rain
not enough rain
oil prices too high
oil prices too low
wife wants a truck
wife wants a prius

Just do a crab boil!!!


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TigerNlc
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
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Fried turkey is extremely overrated.

It's easily better than baked but I'm not sure it's worth the hassle. Probably better to find somewhere that frys them for you.


tuptiger
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
You have to cook it right


DoUrden
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
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You have to cook it right


He was right, it's marginally better but not worth the hassle.


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TigerFanatic99
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
The key to crispy skin and to keep it from getting soggy is to make sure it is frozen when you drop it in.


TigerstuckinMS
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
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Any tips?


Make sure your homeowner's insurance is paid up.


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jamboybarry
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
Last Thanksgiving I was hungover as frick and fried our bird with the neck and gizzards bag inside

Didn’t realize until after I pulled it out on the lowdown when no one was looking. Ended up getting tons of compliments so do that


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Puffoluffagus
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re: Frying my first turkey next weekend for the big game
1) 12-15lb bird - anything bigger is more at risk of either overflowing the pot or not having enough oil to cover the entire bird while frying plus too big and you'll crisp the outside while trying to get the inside cooked.

2) make sure the bird is thawed completely. Make sure you take the giblets out and any frozen ice in the cavity if the bird. If there's plastic holding the legs together, I'd take it off.
3) I bring it out of the fridge a few hours before I'm gonna fry it. Inject it with Cajun butter and rub it down with Tony's or creole seasoning of your choice

4) fire up the jet burner and watch the oil temp rise up to 350-375 - maintain it there.

5)turn down jet burner to nearly off. drop the bird in slowly, wear some protective gloves for any splash back. Turn jet burner back up.

Temp will usually drop around 50-100degrees and take about 5-10mins to get back up to the right temp with jet burner going

Fry the turkey 3mins per lb at 350-375

Turn off the burner, take it out, let it rest for a few mins, carve and enjoy.

6) take the carcass, make a kick-ass stock and enjoy your gumbo with it.


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