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Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by stosh, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    This year I'll be deep frying the family turkey. I've had the equipment for a few years just never spent the time to do a whole turkey. This year I've read and watched everything I can on how to cook it and not kill myself. So without further ado who else here has fried a turkey? Suggestions? Pointers?
     

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  2. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    First, set up turkey fryer on your back deck, close to the house (you never know if it's going to start raining). Next fill up the pot with WAY more oil than is necessary, and bring to ~500+ degrees. Then take your rock-solid frozen turkey and drop it right in! Be sure to drop it from as high a point as you can (off of the roof?) since oil can splash up a bit and you might get burned. Safety first! :thumb:


    Oh, and try to video tape the whole thing if you can...
     
  3. juiceguy03

    juiceguy03 Chimp

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    I've heard it works best with frozen birds.... oh dante beat me to it
     
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  4. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    forget peanut oil, use bacon grease.
     
  5. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I smoke them first
     
  6. ICEBALL585

    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    Also make sure to throw some water in the grease to cool it down if it's too hot.
     
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    I see no reason to fry them after that.
     
  8. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    just dont do it in the living room. The den is OK though.
     
  9. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    I've done several. First time spilled more oil than the Exxon Valdez:eek:
     
  10. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    I'm going to stick with bacon wrapped turkey and fried oysters
     
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    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    Bacon... turkey... oysters... :drool:
     
  12. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm doing another Turducken this year:thumb:
     
  13. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    im going to try and inject my bird with some sort of cooking goodness. i usually just toss the bird in the peanut oil but want to try something different this year
     
  14. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I ran a test this weekend. Complete success!!!
    I brined the turkey in some salts and sugars for about 18hrs.
    Fried it in peanut oil for 35 minutes.
    The turkey tasted like a rotisserie chicken, delicious!
    I didn't want to duplicate Thanksgiving so I just made hot browns and had the family over.