Deep fried turkey is delicious

Kabeyun

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Gotta share this with y'all. For the 3rd year in a row, I deep fried our Thanksgiving turkey (whole). It produces the juiciest, tenderest, crispiest-skin turkey we've ever had. For those of you with access to a level, outdoor, non-wood surface to cook on, I encourage you to give it a try next year!

Cheers,

-K

P.S. Don't be frightened or dissuaded by UL's video; they take a frozen turkey (wrong!) in an overfilled pot (wrong!) and dunk it (wrong!) into the oil.

P.P.S. Even if it's no better than roasted (it is), you can't beat cooking a 14-lb bird in 48 minutes. :cool:
 

gcvt

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I couldn't agree more! Every year, me and about 20 of my closest friends go camping and we deep fry a couple of the biggest birds we can find. It just can't be beat - so moist, so flavorful, so crunchy, so amazing.

And, like you said, if you just follow the directions, there's almost no chance of messing it up. Just have a fire extinguisher nearby just in case.

OH, I almost forgot. After you finish deep frying the turkey, leave the oil in there for the next morning...covered, of course. When you wake up the next day, heat up the oil, fry up some bacon and make some pancake batter. Take the bacon, dip it in the pancake batter, deep fry it, and pour some maple syrup on it. You won't believe how good that tastes!
 

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yeah, frying the turkey is definitely the way to go.

so succulent
 

Youngbinks

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We roasted the big bird this year and fried two 15 pound ones. I couldn't move after I finished the moist goodness of fried turkey.....
 

Lincoln

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Never tried it myself.

I'll have to go for it next year!
 

meiphones_brill

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What do you find to deep-fry a turkey in? That's a fair sized bit of apparatus!
 

Youngbinks

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They actually sell the fryer all over the place. I know they have them at Sears and Wal*Mart. They're really cheap too, like $40 or so.
 

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They actually sell the fryer all over the place. I know they have them at Sears and Wal*Mart. They're really cheap too, like $40 or so.
You have to factor in the chances of setting your garage/house on fire.

Can be pretty expensive
 

Kabeyun

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When you wake up the next day, heat up the oil, fry up some bacon and make some pancake batter. Take the bacon, dip it in the pancake batter, deep fry it, and pour some maple syrup on it. You won't believe how good that tastes!
OMG! Sounds tasty, but I hope you know a good cardiologist. :sick:

-K
 

Lincoln

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:eek:

K has 666 posts...

- John
 

Lincoln

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OJ pointed out the other day that I had 999 posts. Didn't notice it myself.

- John