MMA Here's a useful gift for the cage: An EDU on fried turkey

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  1. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    This isn't the definitive method, nor is it the 'expert' way of doing. It's what I do, and what works for me.

    So without further adieu, here goes...

    First and foremost:

    With a THAWED turkey unpacked, make sure you remove any bags of 'stuff' that is inside the bird. You can't accidentally let the plastic end up in the oil, or you'll have issues. And if the bird is frozen, you're going to have a really big splattering mess on your hands.

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    So now that we've got a bird ready to cook, the first thing we need to do is figure out how much oil we need in our frypot.

    The way I go about is is to put the bird on the rack, put the whole thing in the pot, fill it up with water until the water level is just above the turkey, and after pulling the turkey out, making a note of where the water level is and filling to that level with oil.

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    Placing the bird in the pot.

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    Filling with water.

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    Taking note of the water level after the bird is removed from the pot.

    Now that we know how much oil we need in the pot, it's time to prep the bird.


    To start with, get it as dry as you can. Water going into hot grease splatters a LOT, and can cause a fire.

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    Once the bird is as dry as you can get it, it's time to start seasoning him. This is a matter of personal preference, and you can be as basic or as fancy as you'd like to be.

    Personally, I like to shoot it up with an injectable marinade, then season the outside with cajun seasoning.

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    Seasonings of choice.

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    Injecting the turkey.

    So now we know how much oil to use, and we have our turkey seasoned to our liking... It's time to cook this sucker.

    What you'll need is an outdoor burner, and a propane tank or natural gas line to fuel it. Here's my setup:

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    (The burner is pretty universal if you get a big enough one. I use mine for frying turkeys, brewing, and boiling seafood. So when you buy one, get the biggest one you can.)

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    The pot filled with oil.

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    The oil I used.

    Make sure you use oil specifically for deep frying, ideally peanut oil.

    Now, heat your oil to about 325 degrees. Don't let it get over 350. And CAREFULLY lower the bird into the oil on it's rack nice and slowly. If you have oil spillage, you'll probably have a fire on your hands. Keep a fire extinguisher handy.

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    If you have overfilled your oil, or drop the bird in too fast:

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    Anyway, once that's done and your bird is in the oil happily cooking, take note of the time, and cook your bird 3 minutes per pound. My turkey was a small hen, about 9 lbs., so my cook time was 27 minutes.

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    At the end of the cook time, your oil will be noticably darker:

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    Now it's time to pull the turkey out of the oil.

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    Looks good, huh? :big grin:

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    Put it on a pan, and let it sit about 10-15 minutes before carving.

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    Finally, carve as you would normally, serve, and enjoy.

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  2. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    would've been better two days ago. :mamoru:
     
  3. RMarks

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    What do you expect from somebody that lives down there? He's a bit slow
     
  4. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    I cooked it last night. I figured someone may want to do one for Christmas. :p


    Show it to your Mom. Maybe she can cook one for you.
     
  5. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    i take it you are on the Phazel diet?
     
  6. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    needs more butter
     
  7. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    Always wanted to try that shit, gotta give it a shot :coold:


    Soko
     
  8. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    :rofl: Frying Turkey. I thought fried ice cream was a joke until I went to a restaurant that had it.

    What's it taste like? I really love my traditional turkey with the stuffing and all, so I don't think I'd enjoy that one so much. Thank for the food edu I love these :rofl:.

    Know how to make a really kickass pizza? I've yet to make a good homemade pizza. Maybe I just need to fry it.
     
  9. MR. Marti

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    I made another one this year too! Mine was in a brine for 3 days and came out fucking amazing. It's the 4th one that I've done and hope to do it more often. Mine was 19lbs though.
     
  10. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    What the fuck! You got the Butterbean of Turkeys? I didn't know they could get that big. My uncle has a farm out in Brockville and one summer he raised some Turkeys to eat and well they fucking attacked me. I don't think they weighed that much, cause they probably would have done some real damage. Made me fear turkeys for a bit, they are ugly fucking creatures and they hurt when they hit you with their head/beak. Plus the noise they make is fucking crazy when it's like 8 of them chasing you.
     
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    dude we roasted a 29.8lber and friend the 19.4lber. 19 is typically larger than you want for deep frying but I wanted to try it out this year. Typically i get a 12-15lber for the fryer. It worked out real nice though.
     
  12. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    It's really good when done right. It's a lot juicier than when you roast it, and the skin is pretty tasty as well.

    Try it if you get a chance. You'll be surprised. Most people I know say that's their favorite way to eat turkey.
     
  13. Titus

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    fried or smoked is the only way to eat turkey
     
  14. ITR06

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    damn that looks good. Usually an oven cooked 1 for me.
     

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