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# Fried Turkey or Roasted Turkey?

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23 Nov 2010, 18:02
Hey everyone,

It's Thanksgiving here in the USA and I was just wondering what people's preferences were: fried versus roasted turkey. I've roasted traditionally but recently started to fry my turkeys and have fallen in love with it. What's everyone else's thoughts?
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23 Nov 2010, 22:45
Happy Thanksgiving!

Two years ago we did a turkey cook-off with my husband's family. Three turkeys, one fried, one roasted, one smoked. The unanimous consensus was:

1) fried
2) smoked
3) roasted

I'm currently on an overseas posting, so will be celebrating far from my family this year, with roast turkey as the only choice (but yay for expat restaurants that prepare traditional holiday meals!).

Be safe with your fryer, and have a wonderful holiday!
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23 Nov 2010, 22:47
Woah woah woah.
smoked. I haven't tried that before. Thanks for the heads-up!

My friend has an electric butterball turkey fryer. As long as the turkey is properly defrosted it's nice and safe with no open fire. YUM.
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25 Nov 2010, 15:06
over here in ghetto, we just eat fried chicken
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25 Nov 2010, 18:42
You should definitely try the smoked version one year! Only downside is you really have to do it the day before... because most turkeys take a LONG time in there.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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25 Nov 2010, 20:05
Neither. Lol. I am vegetarian.
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26 Nov 2010, 12:54
whiplash2411 wrote:
Neither. Lol. I am vegetarian.

what?! really?!

i couldn't do it haha.
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26 Nov 2010, 13:09

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26 Nov 2010, 13:13
what?! you've never eaten meat?!

PLEASE!!! let me do the honor of introducing you to some american-style meatloaf, some korean bbq, some good-ol' fashion hamburgers, and most importantly, my infamous "lousiana/asian" styled fried chicken - and yes, we deep fry like there ain't no tomorrow I don't know how you do, I'd probably been done committed suicide already if I couldn't eat meat.
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26 Nov 2010, 20:18
Haha, I have never tried meat and hence what I am missing is immaterial. I'm Indian, remember? We have delicious vegetarian dishes that completely rule out the necessity for meat both for taste and for nutrition.
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26 Nov 2010, 21:07
whiplash2411 wrote:
Haha, I have never tried meat and hence what I am missing is immaterial. I'm Indian, remember? We have delicious vegetarian dishes that completely rule out the necessity for meat both for taste and for nutrition.

how do you eat butter chicken then? take the chicken out and just pour the sauce on rice?
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26 Nov 2010, 21:18
I don't eat butter chicken?
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26 Nov 2010, 21:51
whiplash2411 wrote:
I don't eat butter chicken?

what?! (sigh) you need to try it. we'll...maybe not if you want to continue being a vegetarian. So i know this is a little off-topic but what really inspired you to be a vegetarian? Never really got that feeling or need to quit eating a certain food...even if it was bad i always give it a second try. And maybe third =D (ie. pig ears)
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27 Nov 2010, 02:38
I told you - I have never tried meat in my life. The way I was raised - both my parents are strict vegetarians and I am an Hindu brahmin. That's just the way things works

Indian vegetarian food leaves no room for desire for meat. Really. Never been tempted to try any, simply because it's breaking 20 years of how I've eaten and I am quite content the way I am
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28 Nov 2010, 08:50
I gotta say, Indian vegetarian food does knock my socks off though.

turns out we had a smoked turkey this year! YAYYY =D
I've completed my triumvirate of turkeys!
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29 Nov 2010, 00:55
fried turkey = lovely
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29 Nov 2010, 21:12
i've never had fried turkey...must try this.

just don't do this though:

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29 Nov 2010, 21:15
kb798 wrote:
i've never had fried turkey...must try this.

just don't do this though:

hahah nice.... i recommend the butterball electric deep fryer. Much better than an open fire!
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