I have a turkey fryer and it is a pain in the a$$. Mostly because if I fry a turkey, I'm the one doing the cooking, not the wife!!! That said, I actually prefer fried turkey. My son-in-law is from England, and whenever he and my daughter visit from London (like right now) he asks if we could PLEASE fry a turkey. Yes, the Englishman and I fried on up this past Sunday and he has been eating leftovers ever since!
Maser is correct about the oil, but if you pay attention to the temperature and use a good (peanut) oil, you will be fine.
I debone them then roast them. I've never had one take over 1 1/2 hours to cook that way. You can get two or three in the oven at the same time this way. I usually debone them the night before and roast the bones then make stock. The wife and kid pick the bones and make turkey enchiladas with the meat. This way the turkey is oven ready the next day.
Definitely you should cook it under-ground. First, you get case of beer, then dig pit(good for kids to do), put in metal casing, then you get some real HARD wood (ironwood, illegal to get in Ca), start big fire, add more wood for a couple hrs., wrap turkey in soaked cloth diapers (honey mustard or bbq sauce is my favorite), put turkey on aluminum roasting pan, put in pit, cover pit with lid, then cover pit with dirt, leave in for around 10-12 hrs. Uncover, let set for 20-30 min. Guarantee it will be the best turkey you have ever had. Although I agree that frying is good and alot less time consuming, if you have the time to try ths, I strongly reccommend this method. If you think you might give this a try, email me at [email protected] and I will elaborate more in depth on this method.
2lbs melted butter, 8oz lime juice, 4oz garlic juice. Mix it up & inject into the bird. Don't poke a lot of holes in it, inject one area by moving needle under the skin. Put it in the fridge over night & then bake it. Unbelievablely tender & juicy. Enjoy.....
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