samhill wrote:Just a thought, if the indians had only given the pilgrims a donkey instead of a turkey we could all be enjoying a piece of a** for thanksgiving.
jpete wrote:whistlenut wrote:Is anyone thinking about a 23 pound deep fried bird? Do U need any links to the ongoing cholesterol problems in America?
Not to rain on your parade, but when they have you splayed open in the OR, you might think back at some choices you made that might not be working out real well. I've seen deep fried birds, and had to opt out when it was my turn to get served. Roasting is still pretty darned good!
Done right, deep fried turkey isn't oily in the least.
Also, peanut oil isn't all that bad for you.
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionso ... olesterol/1. Use liquid plant oils for cooking and baking. Olive, canola, and other plant-based oils are rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fats.
Someone mentioned to avoid brineing but I have done it without any problems. The key is making sure the bird is dry before frying. Oil and water and all that......
Also, I tried the deal with putting it in the pot and filling it with water to figure out how much oil to use but I didn't count on how much oil expands when it's at 400*.
My advice is to short fill it and top off as needed.
This is the one I got and it's got some really nice safety and convenience features.
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=p ... lpage=none