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Turkey Frying?

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by Janster, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Oct 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    My family was skeptical about frying (gotta use great grammys recipie. even though it tasts like dirt, it's tradition!). but last year i finally convinced them to fry. best decision we've ever made, and best turkey we've ever had. we made up a cajun mix that we injected it with, and then used a mild spiced rub on the outside.

    it's also 100 time easier as a cooking process overall. just make sure you have some strong arms to slowly lower the bird into the tub.

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  4. Oct 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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    I'm pretty much a turkey hater since I was young and it's all I could eat for a while. About 7 years ago I stumbled across this magic thing we call fried turkey and went out and bout the stuff to do. All I can say now is that the only turkey I will eat. I make a nice injection for it with butter, garlic, seasoning salt. I do my injecting ahead of time let it get in there nice and good and then I salt and pepper the bird and make sure I do the same inside and rub it all in. Nice fry in peanut oil and when it comes out let it sit to tighten back up before slicing. Some of the moistest best taking turkey I've ever had. Also as stated above I then sit there looking at the oil going OK what else can I fry in here while this baby is hot. This year we are going to try some fried stuffing balls :)

    BTW: First post been lurking over a year since I got my truck :)
     
  5. Oct 4, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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  6. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    One important tip/trick I do and share is........

    Right before you lower the bird in the 350 degree oil, turn off the burner. Once the bird is in the oil and everything calms down (1-2 minutes) light the burner again. You will loose a degree or two but if you do have some overflow for some reason you simply have a mess not a fire.

    $.02
     
  7. Nov 25, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    Hi my name is Bill and I am addicted to turkey frying.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    Caution alert, you don't want the oil level any where near the rim of the pot. Use the pre-measuring method with water but you only need enough volume to cover the bird by an inch or so. And yes thoroghly dry off the bird AND the pot before adding the measured level of oil.

    Personally way too much expense (oil) hassle and danger for the result that is yielded. Tastes similar to fried chicken breast, IMO, I'd just as soon stop by the KFC for that.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    My family deep fries every year, its the best tasting turkey I've ever had!
     
  10. Nov 26, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    Ya I got my oil, got my tank filled will make my injection butter tomorrow so it sits for the night. Then Thursday is fry time :)
     
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    this year at the office we are using the turkey fryer to boil Dungenous crab!!

    we are gonna do a crab boil!!

    oh, for lowering a turkey into the oil. two people. we stab a broom stick thru the turkey lifting hook and lower the bird safely from the sides.

    doing it one man, front and center is a fool's game. dont do it.
     
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    We brined last year must have done something wrong. It was horrible. I brined chicken wings about a month ago and they were too salty even though I followed a recipe on recipe site.
     
  14. Nov 28, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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    If you're its too salty you may not have enough fresh water mixed in with the brine or you may just be leaving it in too long. I do about 24 hours for a 20+ lbs bird. If you're doing something small like wings, maybe just two hours. When I started I had the same problem on a chicken I was cooking. Keep with it and maybe practice on some smaller meals before the big Day.
     
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