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May 17, 2013
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what’s this Turkey frying you’re on about?

dont you stick them in the oven & roast the fuckers?

its not Kentucky fried turkey

As promised, more detail. I have been frying turkeys for decades now for special events like Thanksgiving, when I fry between 3-5 of them, some for my party and some for others who ask me to.

It is quite simple really, and a hell of a lot quicker than oven roasting the bird. Plus it frees up the oven for other things like the many casseroles that go with Thanksgiving Day's meal. This year my menu will be as follows for the 30 or so folks showing up.

Chicken/Andouille Sausage/Okra gumbo with rice
Macaroni & Cheese
Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes
Giblet Gravy
Eggplant/Shrimp/Cheese casserole
4 Fried Turkeys
Fresh baked herb bread

Snack tray stuff will include:

Philadelphia Cream Cheese with my own homemade Pepper Jelly with crackers
Assorted Cheese Tray
Fruit Tray

Dessert will include:

Strawberry Cheese Cake
Pecan Pies
Apple Pies

Assorted beer, wine and hard liquor will be on hand for those that want to imbibe.

Now, to fry a turkey.

Make sure it is entirely thawed. The night before frying I inject the turkey with my own blend of liquid seasoning and let that sit overnight in the fridge.

The next morning I take the birds out and make absolutely sure they are as dry as I can get them, lightly rub some olive oil over the outside and season with seasoned salt mix, black pepper and some garlic powder.

Frying is a matter of getting my peanut oil up to 350 degrees F in my designated turkey frying pot. Put the bird on the frying rack so it is sitting upright (ends of the legs on the bottom and neck up top) and s-l-o-w-l-y lower it into the oil. The temperature will drop some and you need to get it back up to 325 degrees F and cook it for 3 1/2 minutes per lb. I try to get as close to 13 lb. birds as I can and fry them for 45 minutes each. Remove from the oil when done, allow the oil to drip off the bird then place it on a cooling rack to rest for about 30 minutes before carving. I have 2 pots this year, so I can fry 2 turkeys at a time and have more time to visit with my guests.

One thing to remember is displacement, and a lot of stupid people forget about that little step and put too much oil in their pot and overflow it, causing a major fire situation.

I do this outside on my patio and use my seafood burning rig that uses propane gas for a real hot fire to get things heated up quickly.
 

Haggis

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May 16, 2013
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A big canvas print of the aurora borealis, for the missus for Christmas.

:hat
 

Clarence Worley

leaner than mandy...
Nov 19, 2018
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I get jealous of this golf gear until I look outside and it’s pissing it down all the time

I just got these

7992

Next time mandy calls me fat I can prove to be considerably leaner than him
 

Haggis

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May 16, 2013
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Another Philips Hue light bulb, bringing my total to 5. Moving house twice in the next 4-5 months, so not even worth setting them up yet. :mad

I love colourful lights inside, I think they are a great improvement to any room.



(not my bedroom, you can put your pants back on Vino)

Next lighting purchase will be a light strip for the back of the TV, for use when gaming or watching movies.




:hat
 
May 19, 2013
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Another Philips Hue light bulb, bringing my total to 5. Moving house twice in the next 4-5 months, so not even worth setting them up yet. :mad

I love colourful lights inside, I think they are a great improvement to any room.



(not my bedroom, you can put your pants back on Vino)

Next lighting purchase will be a light strip for the back of the TV, for use when gaming or watching movies.




:hat
Any good links to recommended light strips for back of TV?
 

Haggis

CHB World Championship People's Champion
May 16, 2013
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Any good links to recommended light strips for back of TV?
Nah, I'm going to go with the Philips to match it with the others, but I'm not actively shopping yet. I find myself surprised with how much I enjoy messing around finding good colour combinations with the bulbs. Come back in five years and I'll have 20 of the fuckers. :lol:

You can set them to slowly turn on at a certain time with a blue/white light, to wake you up gently and naturally. Then without changing any settings, if you turn the same bulb on in the evening it'll give you a warm yellow/white light, to mellow you out and relax you. Surprising how effective blue-toned light in the morning and yellow-toned light in the evening is for helping you wake up and wind down, though.

:hat
 

DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
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I want to like it. I try to have patience and improve but life is too fucking short.

I just like playing with people who are just as shit as me because playing with good players is just no fun at all.
I tried to like it and learned to hate it.
 
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thehook13

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May 16, 2013
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Nah, I'm going to go with the Philips to match it with the others, but I'm not actively shopping yet. I find myself surprised with how much I enjoy messing around finding good colour combinations with the bulbs. Come back in five years and I'll have 20 of the fuckers. :lol:

You can set them to slowly turn on at a certain time with a blue/white light, to wake you up gently and naturally. Then without changing any settings, if you turn the same bulb on in the evening it'll give you a warm yellow/white light, to mellow you out and relax you. Surprising how effective blue-toned light in the morning and yellow-toned light in the evening is for helping you wake up and wind down, though.

:hat
I have 8 hue devices including a light strip for the bench. The colour combination are fun but I get a lot out of setting different tones. Warm or cold tones, sometimes I put on this chilling light purple tone sets a good mood. Barely even bother with the regular down lights now. Would think about replacing downlights with Hues if it wasn't all such a rip off price wise
 
Nov 14, 2015
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Another Philips Hue light bulb, bringing my total to 5. Moving house twice in the next 4-5 months, so not even worth setting them up yet. :mad

I love colourful lights inside, I think they are a great improvement to any room.



(not my bedroom, you can put your pants back on Vino)

Next lighting purchase will be a light strip for the back of the TV, for use when gaming or watching movies.




:hat
Only kids and prostitutes have coloured lights in their rooms.

:hat