Sunday, November 13, 2011

The 2 Things you NEED TO KNOW Before Frying a Turkey!

BTW, there's still time to enter this week's Linky Party if you haven't had a chance.

Many people swear that fried turkey is the most mouth-watering turkey they have ever eaten.

I suspect that's because EVERY turkey they've EVER eaten has been cooked within an inch of its life - er, wait, makes shoe leather taste like tenderloin.

Yeah, that's the analogy I'm going with.

But, if you insist on frying your turkey....
Here are 2 things you need to know.

Well, I was going to say -
"Be sure your turkey's defrosted."

But, there's also -
"Do NOT cheap out!"
(Choosing a less expensive oil can in turn lower your smoke point. Bad!)

Or, there's the urgent warning -
"Be sure you consider displacement!"
(And, don't overfill your cauldron of death vessel.)

I'm left with this.

If you insist on deep frying your turkey....
Watch these videos!

Alton Brown will walk you though the high points (and the low ones)
and help you avoid calling your insurance agent...

Or, worse - eating lime green jello!

I'm embedding the links but if they stop working simply type Alton Brown Fried Turkey into You Tube.

And, if you want to build your own "Turkey Derrick," as shown on Good Eats episode, Fry, Turkey Fry - just stop at Alton's site or click here.

So what are the 2 things you need to know?
Video Part 1 and Part 2, of course!

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