Monday, November 24, 2008

Pretty Fry for a White Guy

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.

Pre Dip

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.

Fry Boy

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.

After

Yeah, not much left. And one guy in our group made the turkey his screen saver. That's high praise from the geek squad.

Try not to make snarky comments about Meemaw's really dry turkey on Thursday. Just think about that frozen turkey pot pie and bottle of Wild Turkey you have waiting for you at home.

So what's everyone else's plans for Thursday? Other than watching the Lions get blown out of course.

4 comments:

foundinidaho said...

Eating my aunt's equally dry turkey (to Meemaw's) and being glad I made one at home last weekend that was really good. Oh, and hopefully watching the Lions win a game. I mean it.

Roxrocks said...

Nothing going on here in Canada on Thursday. hmmmm.

Karen said...

Watching the EAGLES win a game? I doubt it. BOOOOOO!

And believe it or not, it's pot roast for us on Thursday.

Onknees (not_onknees at the moment) said...

Waiting for Thanksgiving evening for my yearly Dicken Sandwich......Oh Happy Day,....