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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Southern Fried Turkey

I know that the joke is that in the south we will fry just about anything. Not just green tomatoes, okra, chicken, and dill pickles... how 'bout frying a turkey this year?

The quick cooking in 350° peanut oil keeps the turkey moist, the skin is perfectly browned, and the meat is not the least bit greasy. We have a turkey frying day~ friends and neighbors gather round the fryer, and each take turns with their own bird. It is a fun way to get out of the kitchen and get the turkey done at the same time.

SoulFood shows you in a step by step tutorial how to fry a perfect turkey. Pay attention to the safety precautions! Heavy duty gloves are important, and keep the small kids in the kitchen making gingerbread cookies.

This video can show how exciting this gets~ But remember, the video is done in the Epicurious kitchen... not in our backyard. Our turkey frying day can be much more exciting.
A holiday wouldn't be the same without some southern fried turkey and cornbread dressing.
Y'all enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading a fiction book, How to Be Lost, and one of the characters was disappointed because she had to go home to NYC for the holidays (from her current home in the South). She was disappointed because she was going to miss the deep fried traditional turkey.
I've never had it, but your description sounds delicious!

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