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  • Conventional Oven

    20 64.52%
  • Gas/Charcoal Grill

    2 6.45%
  • Rotisserie over Gas/Charcoal grill

    0 0%
  • Smoker

    2 6.45%
  • Deep Fryer

    7 22.58%
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Thread: Cooking a Turkey

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    Flashaholic* yuandrew's Avatar
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    Default Cooking a Turkey

    With Thanksgiving coming up by the end of next week, I was wondering how one would be preparing their "bird" on that day.

    Traditionally, my Aunt has always did it in the oven but since she isn't hosting a dinner at her place this year; we'd figure it was up to us this time. I looked at my grill earlier and wondered to myself if I should clean the grate and replace the lava rocks then go refill the propane tank. A person I know from church always deep-frys his bird.

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    Default Re: Cooking a Turkey

    I'd deep fry it if I wasn't absolutely positive that someone would get hurt. I just cooked a turkey last week and made sandwich meat and soup. The trick is to brine it in salt and sugar water for as long as it takes to thaw. I use a cooler like Alton Brown's method. If you think you might deep fry watch "good eats" Fry baby fry turkey episode.
    Last edited by carbine15; 11-22-2008 at 11:25 PM.


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    Default Re: Cooking a Turkey

    On my charcoal Weber, folks seem to come from miles around for a taste.
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    Default Re: Cooking a Turkey

    I cook for a living and do several turkeys throughout the year. I've baked, fried and even steamed whole birds (for soup). For Thanksgiving I prefer baked. Gotta have some stuffing cooked in the bird.

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    Str Re: Cooking a Turkey

    Deep fry

    Use WATER in the pot first - to find out how much OIL is needed to just cover the bird without getting too close to the rim .

    Ease the bird in slowly - don't drop it in and cause a splash out of oil onto the fire !

    Watch the videos - it can be very hazardous.

    If you do it wrong - you wont have anything to be thankfull for .... afterwards.


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    Default Re: Cooking a Turkey

    I will be smoking a ham and turkey with apple wood.

    My char-griller pro get a workout year round smoking pork butts, ribs, chicken, and brisket. I'll have to remember to take some pictures.

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    Default Re: Cooking a Turkey

    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyGizmos View Post
    Deep fry

    Use WATER in the pot first - to find out how much OIL is needed to just cover the bird without getting too close to the rim .

    Ease the bird in slowly - don't drop it in and cause a splash out of oil onto the fire !

    Watch the videos - it can be very hazardous.

    If you do it wrong - you wont have anything to be thankfull for .... afterwards.


    Learn HOW to do it ........ B-4 you do it




    Thats why we have an electric fryer
    no flame.... only way mom would let us use it

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    Default Re: Cooking a Turkey

    Oven but I would like to smoke one, one of these days.
    What amazes me in a bad way is some of the old cook book temps listed for poultry...I've seen 170F-180F for "done" temps. Eeek...
    Mike

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    None of the above. My wife and I are the only family we've got, last year we went to a nice hotel and ate their Thanksgiving feast. Food was great and no work or mess involved. Well worth the cost, definitely what we'll be doing this year.

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    Default Re: Cooking a Turkey

    I'm doing a Turducken on the Big Green Egg this year. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
    "There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures."

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