anybody going to deep fry a turkey this thanksgiving?

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  1. Philip_G

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    might as well get the thanksgiving discussion rolling early [​IMG]
    I know I am. I'm going to break down and use peanut oil this year instead of cheapo veggie oil, hope it's worth it. Sam's club has like 4 gallon jugs of oil for about 17 bucks so it's not too bad I guess.
     
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    Deep fry a Turkey?? Are you serious?? That sounds like a recipe for fat, greasy turkey. Oven roasted or BBQ'd is the ONLY way to go.
     
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    If you deep fry a turkey at the proper temp, it will not be greasy at all. It's an old wives tail that fried foods have to be greasy. (Actually it's because some people don't know how to cook!) In fact, deep frying the turkey seals in the juices and makes the turkey more tender. Don't forget to inject it with a flavorfull solution. I had one last Thanksgiving and it was the best turkey I ever had. Don't do it indoors, very dangerous. (If the turkey gets upset and flies out of the pot he or she will spatter your peanut oil all over the place [​IMG] 0
     
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    Peter,
    Man that sounds good. Can I come over for dinner on Thanksgiving? [​IMG]
     
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    I got a deep fryer last year for a x-mas present. I have always loved turkey but once you deep fry one you will never want to go back to a normal oven cooked one. They taste soooo good!
     
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    I think the skin helps a lot too, the skin will be krispy and a little greasy, but the meat is always moist and juicy, always cooked to perfection.
    I've tried some of the injections, but haven't found one I've been happy with.
    I've also heard deep fried prime rib is pretty good, not sure if I want to risk that much $ on a roast in the deep fry [​IMG]
     
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    My dad has been deep frying the turkey for years now... Peanut Oil + Turkey = [​IMG]
    And Peter is right, a properly fried turkey (or anything else for that matter) is NOT greasy.
     
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    Post em Buzz, I'm getting hungry already...[​IMG]
     
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    buzz reminded me of my only complaint about deep frying, no in the bird stuffing [​IMG]
     
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    Lots of cranberry sauce as well. (Comfort food!)
     
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    if this thread keeps up, Turkey Knapp is going to find himself being chased by a mob bearing forks.
     
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    I did a turkey on my Weber last year. Damn fine bird. You are a little limited in size, but otherwise it is terrific.
     
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    Every year my dad smokes a turkey. And every year when he says he's going to smoke a turkey, I ask him "Which end do you put in your mouth and which end do you light?"

    I would like to try some properly deep fried turkey but it probably won't be this year.
     
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    I deep fried a turkey for the first time last year...man, was that an awesome tasting bird. All my guests were kind of apprehensive about having a deep fried bird, but once they sat down and tasted it, they all remarked that it was the best tasting turkey that they've ever had. They were amazed by the outsome, as was I. Definitely will be frying a turkey again this year.

    I used canola oil. More expensive than vegetable oil, but cheaper than peanut. Also, Canola has less saturated fat than peanut oil. Again, the taste was great.
     
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    It's an old wives tail that fried foods have to be greasy.
    Someone needs to watch the frying episode of Good Eats [​IMG]
    Food that is deep fried only gets greasy if it is cooked too long. As long as water is cooking out, the fat doesn't go in.
     
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    I just watched Emeril do a chicken brine using beer and it reminded me of your recipe here, Buzz. He used a six pack on one chicken so I figure at least a twelve pack would work for a turkey. Man I'm getting hungry.
     

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