That time of year once again

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Deep frying turkeys sounds dangerous as fuck to me.

I presume you do this outdoors?
It can be. Like Gumbo said you have to make sure that the bird is completely thawed and dried. No water at all. I fry my turkey as well and always by fresh birds. That eliminates any chance of ice being present. Done right though it's the best way there is to cook a turkey.
 
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Gumbo....have you ever considered an alternative lifestyle as my wife?


I mean just to cook for me....obviously no sex would be involved..... :hey

One of my favorite cousins that I grew up with and saw almost daily as a kid and worked with doing construction work as an adult as a sideline to augment my income once told me-----"If your tits were bigger, I'd consider marrying you." I told him even though we're from the South, that whole incest thing just didn't work for me. :lol:

I had cooked a pot of gumbo and he came by to help me do some sheetrock work on the very first house I bought when I was about 23 and that was the first time he ever ate any of my cooking.
 
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Deep frying turkeys sounds dangerous as fuck to me.

I presume you do this outdoors?
Like @Deviant said, it can be if you don't take some precautions and more importantly, use common sense. Some people don't allow for enough displacement of the hot oil and fill their pots too high. They lower the turkey in it and the oil overflows or splashes out and bursts into flame. Same with a bird with a lot of water still on them, when the water hits the oil it causes a very violent reaction and splatters all over the place. Also, you need to SLOWLY lower the bird into the pot, not dump it in all at once. That keeps the amount of bubbling the oil does down to a minimum when introducing the raw turkey.


I do cook these outdoors in my driveway and this year I'm going to have 2 pots so I can spend more time with my guests instead of around the fryer doing one at a time. Four birds with one pot is close to 4 hours of tending to the equipment and maintaining temperature. With 2 pots, I can be done in half the time and still put out a good product.
 
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DBerry

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'Straya, cunt.
Like @Deviant said, it can be if you don't take some precautions and more importantly, use common sense. Some people don't allow for enough displacement of the hot oil and fill their pots too high. They lower the turkey in it and the oil overflows or splashes out and bursts into flame. Same with a bird with a lot of water still on them, when the water hits the oil it causes a very violent reaction and splatters all over the place. Also, you need to SLOWLY lower the bird into the pot, not dump it in all at once. That keeps the amount of bubbling the oil does down to a minimum when introducing the raw turkey.


I do cook these outdoors in my driveway and this year I'm going to have 2 pots so I can spend more time with my guests instead of around the fryer doing one at a time. Four birds with one pot is close to 4 hours of tending to the equipment and maintaining temperature. With 2 pots, I can be done in half the time and still put out a good product.
I’d love to do a cook alongside you, it’d have a beautiful outcome.
 
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What did you do for a living Gumbo? You're really into cooking and everything you talk about making sounds delicious.
 
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Deebo

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Show dem balls bro
Deep frying turkeys sounds dangerous as fuck to me.

I presume you do this outdoors?
Oh dude try it sometime. Especially with the larger ones, when you need to move the bird or pull it out it almost makes you feel like you're a volcanologist standing at the edge of Mauna Loa with a pair of tweezers trying to pull out an 800 pound lady. Some scary shit right there.
 

Johnstown

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What did you do for a living Gumbo? You're really into cooking and everything you talk about making sounds delicious.
Fireman...

He mentioned in one of the posts that when he worked/lived in the firehouse he ended up with job of cooking because he was good at it and liked doing it.
 
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Trail

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Spent over 20 years on the local fire department and did construction work on the side on my days off.
I'm trying not to derail a thread here Gumbo, so you can PM me a reply if you want. I read a load of stuff on 9/11 and how all the firefighters just saw their trip up to the WTC as just another day in the office (and I mean that in the highest of respect for them). Is it like that? Did you firefighters just get on with the job irrespective of the outcome?
 

Trail

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Back on track. @gumbo2176 has to be pretty much one of the best cooks on here. I reckon we should have a Gumbo recipe thread set up.
 

Deebo

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Show dem balls bro
Crazy shit! Never had a deep fried turkey. Wonder why it's better?

Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. As long as you brine it correctly. Imagine eating a piece of homemade baked chicken, then imagine eating a piece of fresh Popeyes chicken. It's like that, texture changes a bit and it's slightly more juicy.
 
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Trail

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Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. As long as you brine it correctly. Imagine eating a piece of homemade baked chicken, then imagine eating a piece of fresh Popeyes chicken. It's like that, texture changes a bit and it's slightly more juicy.
I'm not sure if I'm cooking it wrong Deebo, but my turkey roast always comes out dry. I always do it in the oven. Any tips?

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