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 11-19-2011, 08:10 Post: 181275
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I have seen an increasing number of people deep frying their Thanksgiving Turkey. That sort of shifts the Turkey prep into a Dad thing out on the drive. Wondering how the guys that are doing that like the job and the results Smile

For me I am on a low fat diet so I think it would not be the best thing for me, and what do you do with all the left over oil?






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 11-20-2011, 14:05 Post: 181282
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We haven't cooked deep fried but have had it served to twice. Neither of us thought it was as tasty or moist as a traditional oven baked turkey. My opinion is that it is an interesting curiosity, like deep fried Twinkies. The best Turkey I ever had was done at low temperature in a BIG BBQ using a rotisserie with a horizontal burner. That was one delicious turkey!






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 11-20-2011, 14:43 Post: 181283
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Dennis;
I've neve deep fried a turkey, or anything for that matter, so I'm only quoting hear say from the son in law. Last Thanksgiving the SOL's brother did the deep fry thing on their deck, the oil somehow caught fire and nearly burned the house down, so be carefull.
I don't care for turkey in any form, so no comment on taste from me.
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 11-21-2011, 08:03 Post: 181290
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Well here very popular. Then we will fry bout anything, even corn. Frank has pointed out a very real point on this and that is the fire danger. DO NOT COOK on a flammable surface!! That is however usually brought about by over filling the oil. The suggestion is to place the turkey in the pot to be used, fill with water oh about two inches from the top, remove the turkey and measure the water. Think the more common deal is to use the cooking oil and do this with cold pot and oil and then remove the turkey until the oil is heated. Many many will over fill with oil when new to frying a turkey. You can always add oil, but hard to take out that boiling oil.

The fried turkey is a different taste but can be very moist and if not something is wrong. Most who fry a turkey use heavy seasonings along the line of creole but varies. My favorite is the way I cook them using a smoker and a pot of water over the fire to create a steam bath. Very moist and wood flavored meat. Regardless of the method be sure to let the turkey set a few minutes before you est it so the moisture can settle back into it or as the pros say let it rest. Regardless of method do use thermometer. Over cooked is tough and dry and undercooked is infection.

If you have a enclosed grill one of the best methods I have ever found is to use a disposable pan, fill with charcoal only lighting one side, place turkey in pan with it filled with water and uncovered. Light, close the top and regulate using the vents. You will need to keep adding water (you can use other liquids for flavor) and will need to turn the turkey over so brown on all sides. Very simple, no mess and very good and moist if you keep the pan with liquid as it will boil off creating a steam filled cooker.

This morning I was told our turkey will be hamburgers. Bummer.

SAFETY NOTE: water in boiling oil will exploded. The turkey needs to be dry and if the pot had water allow it to boil out before putting the turkey in there.

What do you do with the used oil? Cook another turkey of course. The cost for one turkey is a lot but you can cook a few with the same oil of course you can cook other food behind the turkey but some will let the oil cool fully and filter and save. I let my wife be the one who says toss the oil.






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 11-21-2011, 08:39 Post: 181293
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.......If you have a enclosed grill one of the best methods I have ever found is to use a disposable pan, fill with charcoal only lighting one side, place turkey in pan with it filled with water and uncovered.......



Hi Ken,

A couple summers ago my wife wanted to cook a turkey in 98 degree heat. So I told her I could cook it on the Weber Gas Grill. To which she looked at me real weird like I was from Mars for suggesting such as thing.

So I take the bird and do major surgery on on him, split it so it lays flat, remove the waste so you are left with a massive split bird. I run the two outer burners center off on low, heavy duty aluminum underneath for about half the time.

Everyone raves about the taste...

The one thought I was interested in is that cooking the turkey outdoors turns part of Thanksgiving into a tailgate party type of event for the guys, and do those of you that do it like that or are you sorry you stepped in.

Now in the summer my wife will look at me and ask me to get grilling that bird, it became another item on my honey do list So Sad






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 11-21-2011, 09:16 Post: 181295
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Having one foot on each side of the border I get 2 thanksgivings!!

The Canadian one was October 10th this year, it's the second Monday in October.

I haven't yet found a way or oven that cooks a turkey any better than the 1880's cast iron cookstove (wood burning) in the kitchen of my farmhouse. The oven is heated by directing the outlet of the firebox underneath the area the food is cooked in. Very innovative technology for back then even operates a baffle to keep the temperature surprisingly accurate.

The key is that the bottom of the oven is a heavy steel plate that holds the heat well, and gets very hot while the flue gas is passing through that chamber.

The roasting pan has a raised grill that holds the bird up out of the drippings and I put a second pan on the bottom rack, when I baste the bird I put some of the fat into that lower pan. When the oven calls for heat that fat gets to popping it's so hot.

The result is a turkey that's partly cooked and partly smoked.

Man does it taste good!!!!

Oh, that and when you baste add a tablespoon or two of brown sugar to the drippings, it makes the skin caramelize and seal in the juices, and makes it taste really good!!!



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 11-21-2011, 14:24 Post: 181298
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Dennis, might surprise some people but I learned a while back a watch pot does not cook any faster. Laughing out loud. Have gotten to where can set it and as the commercial says forget it, well for about 15 minutes or 30 depending on cooking. If in the smoker will forget it for an hour unless making major temp adjustment. You could get one of those remote thermometers and cut down on the trips. When I am doing such cooking normally outside working so it fits. It also gets me away from the noise inside so I like it but we don't make it a tailgate deal normally. Be very careful when lifting the turkey up as it will be full of boiling grease.

Ted, might need to check out the wood stove in my father in law's shop he left me. Here is what I know, the heavy metal is better cooking than the thin stuff.






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 11-21-2011, 14:32 Post: 181299
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As far as left over oil, you could turn it into biodiesel. Think of the deeelicious smelling Koboty exhaust. Smile






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As far as left over oil, you could turn it into biodiesel. Think of the deeelicious smelling Koboty exhaust. Smile



True story. The electrical utility in Toronto experimented with "biodiesel" in their fleet. They did a 24 month study using a variety of blends between 5% and 25% recycled veggie oil added to regular 'Dino diesel' fuel.

In the end the only category that was a real surprise was "health & safety".

The employees had all put on weight, it seems they have to keep the trucks idling to run hydraulics etc., and the exhaust smelled like french fries, so the guys were always hungry and snacking.

Serious!!



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Kenny I didn't get my invitation this year for TG at your house. Musta got lost in the mail. Oh well. But don't choo worry I'll be there.






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