Saturday night we had some neighbors over for dinner and, considering the time of year, it’s not surprising that the subject of deep-fried turkey came up. Now, despite my Southern roots, I have to admit that I’ve never tasted such a thing. Oh, I’ve heard of them. These days, everyone seems interested in coming up with ways to do something strange on Thanksgiving, whether it’s deep-frying the thing or serving turducken. I’m not a fan of change, though: there’s something almost sacred about a perfectly roasted Norman Rockwell-kind of turkey and I’m reluctant to try anything else come Thanksgiving.
Still, I was curious but wouldn’t know where to begin (aside from not doing it in the garage). Fortunately, the folks at Yumm.com have provided an excellent primer on how to deep-fry a turkey.
If you haven’t visited Yumm before, it’s worth the click. Billing themselves as the “yummy corner of the web”, they focus on fast, easy and (sometimes) healthy recipes. Plus, they provide video how-to guides on everything from making Adam Sandler’s memorable sandwich in Spanglish to carving that deep-fried turkey once it’s ready.
Me? I’m going to stick with the old tried and true sugar-brined and roasting method. It’s worked for me for 11+ years, ever since VH and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving together. But I am thinking about giving deep-fried Twinkies a shot.