As threatened, in advance of the official US Turkey day, here are some snaps from the illicit, non-league sanctioned Turkey Day we did in advance of my departure to Mexico.
We actually cooked two birds: one injected with Creole Butter, the other just plain.
This is the Initial Danger Phase. I'm dropping the bird into oil that's about 375 F.
You cook that bad boy for 3.5 minutes per pound. And because you try to use a bird that's no bigger than 12 pounds (or you'll send that hot oil over the sides of the pot and onto the propane flame), it's typically done in about 45 mins or less.
Get your appetite suppressant because this is what he looks like before the diners tear into it.
That leg looks a little askew as I was trying to get him out of the oil and into the serving tray with a little too much vigor apparently.
It was well received. At least this picture would indicate.
Yeah, not much left. And one guy in our group made the turkey his screen saver. That's high praise from the geek squad.
So what's everyone else's plans for Thursday? Other than watching the Lions get blown out of course.