Turkey, to fry or not to fry, that is the question.
Seems that people like to deep-fry anything they think might benefit from some hot oily goodness. As if a Snickers bar wasn’t good enough, you can find one that’s been baptized in some hydrogenated oil at your local carnival, or the Jersey Shore. Is it a better Snickers? That depends. It most certainly is…if you want a side of high blood pressure To go with your diabetes. Yeah, yeah…who cares
I’m gonna’ eat what I’m gonna’ eat and no soccer-mom-turned-Cross Fit-PTA-champion is gonna’ tell me otherwise. Also, that chick is not likely invited to my house for Thanksgiving dinner.
A Thanksgiving dinner where I will proudly, and safely, fry a turkey.
After all, nothing says “hey pilgrim, thanks for the new turf” than an ugly necked flightless bird that gets sacrificed in front of the kids. Very few things get such a reaction as lowering a skinned and naked turkey into 400 degree oil. Ooooh, aaaaah…NOOOOO!!!! Well, that’s if things go badly.
Always remember, sanity first! Keep your mother-in-law far away from the operation. Unless, she’s next in the pot. Then it’s up to you how you coordinate meat plunges (…skinned and naked…).
Don’t do what these guys did.
What we don’t know from the videos is how they prepped the bird, except for the d-bag who dropped a frozen turkey. I think he just wanted to see how many views he could get on YouTube. Whatever man. You peaked in high school.
This is all about the rub.
Take the time to rub that bird with the love and care you would any other meat you’re going to serve yourself. This is your meal. Not hers. This was your idea in the first place. Own it. Pepper, thyme, bay leaves, paprika, salt, and some Creole love. Or, be lazy and buy some premade.
My turkey rub brings all the girls to the yard. Yours can too.
Read the Ultimate Guide to Deep Fried Turkey
Fried or roasted turkey?
Leave a comment below.