Cooking at Café D: The 2 Things you NEED TO KNOW Before Frying a Turk...: BTW, there's still time to enter this week's Linky Party if you haven't had a chance. Many people swear that fried turkey is the most mout...
I have noticed that in the last 10 years or so the practice of deep frying the holiday bird has become more the norm.
I don't get it.
Granted, back in the dark ages when Mom would do the bird, it was in the oven , slapped withing an inch of it's life with Land O'Lakes..we are butter people folks..buttah!
The Butterball ( literally) was then gently pushed into whatever brown paper bag Mom had on hand from A & P or the commissary and put in a low oven to bake forever .
I have never had what I consider a well done deep fried turkey but do not dismiss the future potential meeting between me and the chicken on steroids.
Now..anyone who knows SU and I knows that we love " Good Eats " formerly on FoodNetwork and now on the Cooking Channel.
WE ADORE ALTON BROWN !
If you have ever seen his demonstration on how to deep fry a turkey using a hoist and a ladder amongst other things you know what I mean.
Slap Mr. Linky above to check out the hilarity and more importantly the valid safety issues because it all comes down to one simple rule of thumb...
" Santa ain't visiting your dumb ass in the burn unit on Christmas Eve..he just isn't."
I found this at Cooking at Cafe D from her comment on The Heritage Cook.
Have a great week.