Deep fry a turkey anyone?

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I kind of like doing it outside in the cold. Us guys will all go outside, light up the cigars, crack some beers and sit out in back while it fries. Too cold out there for girls or kids!
 

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Could have been the model but some of our turkey days are cold enough not to maintain temp at full blast
 

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Did it one year at my brother in laws. It was super cold that year and a lot of wind. We had it away from the house to not catch it on fire and couldn't get the oil to tempnwith the bird in it. So if it's cold out you may have problems if you don't have a lot of heat and a wind block.
Could always wrap a healthy layer of tin foil around the bottom to stop the wind from blowing the flame around.
 

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I've cooked propane when it was like 10-15 degrees. Build a wall with garbage cans. Or just do it in the garage with the door open. Yeah I did that too.

Keep all your oil and everything inside too so it is warmer when you start cooking.
 

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thanks checking out the injection stuff, so what do the masters think? peanut or vegetable oil? special seasoning mix?
 
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gonna try a dry brine myself. gotta get that done when i get home from work today. KISS with the seasonings.. salt pepper and garlic with a little butter for me.
 

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I do vegetable because of peanut allergies amongst friends/family... And it is cheaper and some think the peanut flavor is overpowering if you do any seasonings.
 

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Got a deep fryer and oil for the turkey. Will pick up an injector too and try it out.

Do any of you guys Brine the turkey the day before deep frying? I know the bird has to go in dry, but does brining work well with deep fried turkey?
 

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I would probably never brine a fried turkey. It wouldn't hurt, but I don't see how it will noticeably help. Frying a turkey sears the outside so the moisture is essentially trapped. I like to brine previously frozen meat where the cooking is going to dry my meat out.
 

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Please video both turkey fryings , this sounds like it could be quite entertaining . :popcorn:
 

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The best part is slowly lowering and raising your meat in and out of the oil
 

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I've been frying turkeys for probably a decade and it's all my family will eat now. There is absolutely no need to brine a fried turkey IMO.

I've tried all kinds of injections over the years and the one that always goes the quickest is just a simple teriyaki injection. I don't even bother with other injection recipes because everyone always goes for the teriyaki bird.
 

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we inject and fry with cajun, creole, garlic butter, b dubs spicy garlic, and 2 or 3 other flavors. we just fry the breasts though
 

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we inject and fry with cajun, creole, garlic butter, b dubs spicy garlic, and 2 or 3 other flavors. we just fry the breasts though
Seriously, try one breast with teriyaki. I remember the first time I did one at my sisters when I was down visiting in Florida. She looked at me like I was nuts.

I made two birds, one teriyaki and one butter/garlic/herb. When I got back up to go for seconds the entire teriyaki bird was gone:angrys00ls:
 

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Seriously, try one breast with teriyaki. I remember the first time I did one at my sisters when I was down visiting in Florida. She looked at me like I was nuts.

I made two birds, one teriyaki and one butter/garlic/herb. When I got back up to go for seconds the entire teriyaki bird was gone:angrys00ls:
I want to, unfortunately we only have 4 breasts this year and I am the only one that cares for teriyaki:angrys00ls:
 

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You guys are killing me with your delicious fried turkey ideas.

I'm Webering mine. Fryer is staying in the shed. MUST be strong. MUST not give in to the lure of the fry... :smile:
 

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You guys are killing me with your delicious fried turkey ideas.

I'm Webering mine. Fryer is staying in the shed. MUST be strong. MUST not give in to the lure of the fry... :smile:
Why not do both? I usually fry two, but this year decided to smoke one of them.
 

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