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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2010 12:06 am
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Fried turkey is well worth trying. Use peanut oil. Ours came out nice and black. We heard several people comment that it was the best turkey they ever had. The only draw back is there are no drippings to make a gravy.
Best turkey ever, but it takes special equipment and a lot more oil than you'd otherwise use in a year. Cost-ineffective. You might use two or three gallons of peanut oil, the sum of which exceeds the cost of the turkey.

But did watch a program on doing it and being careful. Couple days before, Put your frozen turkey in the pot; fill with water to see how much oil it takes to cover. This will avoid overfilling (and spilling oil onto the flames). The talk was of brining for a day. But the point was to never, ever put a wet bird into hot oil. It was also hinted that you loosen as much skin as you can so the brine gets at the meat.

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