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BigBird

Frying vs Infrared

I have been deep frying turkeys for the last six or so years and I was wondering if anyone has used an infrared cooker?   I am thinking I might try both methods this year.

And by frying a turkey, I ain't talking about ole' DrumStick76.
LarryD

No Deep fry, and no Infrared....

But I did borrow a smoker a couple of years ago.  the results were outstanding, tender, and a very nice flavor..... but it does take all night..
uncle aj

Tools wrote:
No Deep fry, and no Infrared....

But I did borrow a smoker a couple of years ago.  the results were outstanding, tender, and a very nice flavor..... but it does take all night..


That must have been one hell of a pipe.  
LarryD

uncle aj wrote:
Tools wrote:
No Deep fry, and no Infrared....

But I did borrow a smoker a couple of years ago.  the results were outstanding, tender, and a very nice flavor..... but it does take all night..


That must have been one hell of a pipe.  


And it was difficult to keep it lit.............
ratae1950

Re: Frying vs Infrared

BigBird wrote:
I have been deep frying turkeys for the last six or so years and I was wondering if anyone has used an infrared cooker?   I am thinking I might try both methods this year.

And by frying a turkey, I ain't talking about ole' DrumStick76.


I'm a bit puzzled, how do you 'deep fry' a turkey?   Those suckers a big.
jdc

I thought you were Irish not Scottish  
Lisa

Re: Frying vs Infrared

ratae1950 wrote:
BigBird wrote:
I have been deep frying turkeys for the last six or so years and I was wondering if anyone has used an infrared cooker?   I am thinking I might try both methods this year.

And by frying a turkey, I ain't talking about ole' DrumStick76.


I'm a bit puzzled, how do you 'deep fry' a turkey?   Those suckers a big.


Joe will know more about this, I'm sure, but you can buy deep fryers made especially for turkey.  
Carolina

I know nothing about infrared cooking - but isn't "cook the turkey in the oven" infrared cooking???  

I have had deep fried turkey twice, and I was really surprised to find that I couldn't see much of a difference between that and the regular oven method. But, it may have been the cook's fault.
BigBird

Carolina wrote:
I know nothing about infrared cooking - but isn't "cook the turkey in the oven" infrared cooking???  

I have had deep fried turkey twice, and I was really surprised to find that I couldn't see much of a difference between that and the regular oven method. But, it may have been the cook's fault.


Pah, now I hope your vistor comes and stays for a full month.   Can't tell a difference.    
away36

Carolina wrote:
I know nothing about infrared cooking - but isn't "cook the turkey in the oven" infrared cooking???  

I have had deep fried turkey twice, and I was really surprised to find that I couldn't see much of a difference between that and the regular oven method. But, it may have been the cook's fault.


Caroline, I've had deep fried turkey a couple of times and each time at a different home. Everyone raved. Frankly, I didn't see any difference between that and the one I cook at home.  
BigBird

away36 wrote:
Carolina wrote:
I know nothing about infrared cooking - but isn't "cook the turkey in the oven" infrared cooking???  

I have had deep fried turkey twice, and I was really surprised to find that I couldn't see much of a difference between that and the regular oven method. But, it may have been the cook's fault.


Caroline, I've had deep fried turkey a couple of times and each time at a different home. Everyone raved. Frankly, I didn't see any difference between that and the one I cook at home.  



You too!  I give up!!!!
Lisa

Okay, I've never eaten deep fried turkey but my brother has made it that way - back when he would talk to us - he said it's bar none the best way to cook a turkey.

It's probably quicker than baking in the oven, right?  Ours cooked for about 5 hours Thursday.  But it smells so good in the house all day!
away36

Lisa wrote:
Okay, I've never eaten deep fried turkey but my brother has made it that way - back when he would talk to us - he said it's bar none the best way to cook a turkey.

It's probably quicker than baking in the oven, right?  Ours cooked for about 5 hours Thursday.  But it smells so good in the house all day!


And when it's deep fried......you get no stuffing!!...and no homemade turkey gravy!!!!!  
BigBird

away36 wrote:
Lisa wrote:
Okay, I've never eaten deep fried turkey but my brother has made it that way - back when he would talk to us - he said it's bar none the best way to cook a turkey.

It's probably quicker than baking in the oven, right?  Ours cooked for about 5 hours Thursday.  But it smells so good in the house all day!


And when it's deep fried......you get no stuffing!!...and no homemade turkey gravy!!!!!  


That's it!     I am going to take my breasts and stuff them in a way I see fit...and then deep fry them.  
Carolina

     

OK Joe, I'll concede - I've never had your fried turkey!
Carolina

BigBird wrote:
Carolina wrote:
I know nothing about infrared cooking - but isn't "cook the turkey in the oven" infrared cooking???  

I have had deep fried turkey twice, and I was really surprised to find that I couldn't see much of a difference between that and the regular oven method. But, it may have been the cook's fault.


Pah, now I hope your vistor comes and stays for a full month.   Can't tell a difference.    



No no, the garage is full!
Lion

Deep fried Turkey is absolutely fantastic and you can add flavorings to the bird by using a needle to inject the ingredients into the bird before cooking. As for stuffing I'm a nerd I like Stove Top Stuffing cooked and right out of the box without being in the bird. Something about eating something else which was stuffed in a bird doesn't sound appetizing!!!
BTW, I'm a breast man.....could you tell!!!
Carolina

Leo, Stove Top stuffing mix?! Ack!!!  

You haven't had my stuffing!  
BigBird

Carolina wrote:
Leo, Stove Top stuffing mix?! Ack!!!  

You haven't had my stuffing!  



Excuse me!
Carolina

BigBird wrote:
Carolina wrote:
Leo, Stove Top stuffing mix?! Ack!!!  

You haven't had my stuffing!  



Excuse me!



I smell turkey burning...  
Lisa

Between this thread and your lazy old aunt, I'm cracking up, Caroline!  
Carolina

Hee hee - me too!  
uncle aj

Fried turkey can't be very healthy, I'm glad the missus does ours in the oven.  
LarryD

uncle aj wrote:
Fried turkey can't be very healthy, I'm glad the missus does ours in the oven.  


It's just like fish and chips....  only............different.......
uncle aj

Tools wrote:
uncle aj wrote:
Fried turkey can't be very healthy, I'm glad the missus does ours in the oven.  


It's just like fish and chips....  only............different.......


Bigger for a start!!

I very rarely have fish and chips, Brenda threw our chip pan away about 30 years ago.  
LarryD

I find it amusing that they decided that the unhealthy part of Fish & Chips was that it was wrapped in newspaper..........

So, now it's wrapped in what........paper that only looks like newspaper.......
uncle aj

Tools wrote:
I find it amusing that they decided that the unhealthy part of Fish & Chips was that it was wrapped in newspaper..........

So, now it's wrapped in what........paper that only looks like newspaper.......


It's wrapped in paper that looks like the old hard toilet paper.  
away36

Ours comes in a box!    
uncle aj

away36 wrote:
Ours comes in a box!    


You can't have fish chips and mushy peas in a box!!  What's the world coming to?    
jdc

I think I may have found Joes secret santa gift


ColinB

jdc wrote:
I think I may have found Joes secret santa gift




   
uncle aj

         

Somehow, I'm glad I'm not in it.    
Jimbits76

Fried turkey...all that fat and grease fried in a deep fat fryer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you dip it in batter and put up a stick up it's arse before you fry it.

Nothing like a Turkcicle on Christmas Day!!!!!!!

Cook it in the oven you savage, that way you get stuffing (proper sausagemeat, cranberry, onion and sage stuffing...not that manky premix crap), gravy and also those great crispy bits of bacon that you cover the turkey in before you roast it!

J
BigBird

Jimbits76 wrote:
Fried turkey...all that fat and grease fried in a deep fat fryer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you dip it in batter and put up a stick up it's arse before you fry it.

Nothing like a Turkcicle on Christmas Day!!!!!!!

Cook it in the oven you savage, that way you get stuffing (proper sausagemeat, cranberry, onion and sage stuffing...not that manky premix crap), gravy and also those great crispy bits of bacon that you cover the turkey in before you roast it!

J


I wish I knew how to post a youtube video, but type in fried turkey accidents and look at all the folks that have burned down thier trailers, houses, and decks frying a turkey.  Nothing like a bunch of drunk guys adding a little excitement to the holidays.

Finally, you put the turkey on a metal holder and cook in peanut oil at 350F for three minutes per pound.  A 10 pound turkey takes 30 minutes to cook and is very moist and tasty.  Think about the white meat (breasts) being as juicy as the dark meat (legs) when you cook yours in the oven.
Lisa

BigBird wrote:
Jimbits76 wrote:
Fried turkey...all that fat and grease fried in a deep fat fryer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you dip it in batter and put up a stick up it's arse before you fry it.

Nothing like a Turkcicle on Christmas Day!!!!!!!

Cook it in the oven you savage, that way you get stuffing (proper sausagemeat, cranberry, onion and sage stuffing...not that manky premix crap), gravy and also those great crispy bits of bacon that you cover the turkey in before you roast it!

J


I wish I knew how to post a youtube video, but type in fried turkey accidents and look at all the folks that have burned down thier trailers, houses, and decks frying a turkey.  Nothing like a bunch of drunk guys adding a little excitement to the holidays.

Finally, you put the turkey on a metal holder and cook in peanut oil at 350F for three minutes per pound.  A 10 pound turkey takes 30 minutes to cook and is very moist and tasty.  Think about the white meat (breasts) being as juicy as the dark meat (legs) when you cook yours in the oven.


Joe, do you care much where you get the turkey?  Fresh, frozen, free range, Target special, or what?  Do you think that makes a difference?
Carolina

Yeah, I want to know as well - free range organic, Butterball, wild caught, what...  

Also, do you brine?

Jim, I'm in your camp on this issue!  
Lion

Carolina wrote:
Leo, Stove Top stuffing mix?! Ack!!!  

You haven't had my stuffing!  


Um, are you offering.....
Lion

If you ever try doing a turkey in a fryer what ever you do do not try to cook it while still frozen!!!

Ask Joe, what happens.....
BigBird

Butterball thawed in the refrigerator then 24 hours in brine.  One goes in the oven with oyster stuffing and the other gets injected with cajun sauce and fried in peanut oil for 30 minutes.  Oil temp at 350F and cooked 3 minutes for each pound.  I always try to get a 10 pound turkey as that size works best for frying.  Fried a 14 pounder once, and not as good due to dryness of the white meat.  We also do stuffing outside of the oven bird as it is more moist.

You have to drop the bird, using a broom stick and two people, slowly into the peanut oil.  First year we just put the sucker in the pot and I still have a stain on the driveway when the sucker boiled over.  Almost made the Eleven O'clock News.
jdc

Carolina wrote:
Yeah, I want to know as well - free range organic, Butterball, wild caught, what...  

Also, do you brine?

Jim, I'm in your camp on this issue!  


Camping it up with Bitsy     My guess is that the Turkey is of the greaseball variety   I expect brining is a by product of the cooking process    
Lion

So let me get this straight, if you play with Bitsy who is the turkey!!!
uncle aj

Lion wrote:
So let me get this straight, if you play with Bitsy who is the turkey!!!


The one that gets a good stuffing.  
Lion

uncle aj wrote:
Lion wrote:
So let me get this straight, if you play with Bitsy who is the turkey!!!


The one that gets a good stuffing.  


So don't bend over in Bitsy's presence!!!
uncle aj

Lion wrote:
uncle aj wrote:
Lion wrote:
So let me get this straight, if you play with Bitsy who is the turkey!!!


The one that gets a good stuffing.  


So don't bend over in Bitsy's presence!!!


No chance!!    
Lion

uncle aj wrote:
Lion wrote:
uncle aj wrote:
Lion wrote:
So let me get this straight, if you play with Bitsy who is the turkey!!!


The one that gets a good stuffing.  


So don't bend over in Bitsy's presence!!!


No chance!!    


Just remember Adrian, don't fall asleep in Bitsy's presence!!!
BigBird

Also, don't fall asleep while IN his present.
ratae1950

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/b...-kit-30-quart-deluxe/5543016.html

Is this what we need to get Joe?
ratae1950

Is this what you did?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVy29K3nVbg
BigBird

ratae1950 wrote:
http://www.webstaurantstore.com/b...-kit-30-quart-deluxe/5543016.html

Is this what we need to get Joe?





 

That is the exact one I use.  Just add around four gallons of peanut oil and you are ready to go.  Problem is, how to you store the peanut oil for a year or two, as I only use the oil for frying a turkey.  Makes it a little expensive since I have to dispose of the oil after Christmas.
BigBird

ratae1950 wrote:
Is this what you did?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVy29K3nVbg




     

No, I cook the whole turkey without the candybar!!!!

I am not sure who fries more food; the Scots, southern rednecks, or the Japanese?
Carolina

Butterball? That's what I have in the fridge right now! We're having Thanksgiving at my house some time this week.

I'm tempted to try one of the funky brines this year that I saw on TV - salt, honey, molasses, soy sauce, and garlic.  

I do the stuffing outside of the bird as well. It doesn't get mushy that way.
ratae1950

BigBird wrote:
ratae1950 wrote:
http://www.webstaurantstore.com/b...-kit-30-quart-deluxe/5543016.html

Is this what we need to get Joe?





 

That is the exact one I use.  Just add around four gallons of peanut oil and you are ready to go.  Problem is, how to you store the peanut oil for a year or two, as I only use the oil for frying a turkey.  Makes it a little expensive since I have to dispose of the oil after Christmas.


I'm sure it must smell and taste pretty good. How about a new line of Red Neck Body Lotion, Massage Oil, Lubricant???
You could convert your vehicle to run on it.
jdc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsiAfyctZCk&feature=related
ratae1950

jdc wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsiAfyctZCk&feature=related


   

I love the tip to ---"keep children and pets away....."
BigBird

ratae1950 wrote:
jdc wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsiAfyctZCk&feature=related


   

I love the tip to ---"keep children and pets away....."


That is what they will crave into my headstone.
LarryD

Carolina wrote:
Butterball? That's what I have in the fridge right now! We're having Thanksgiving at my house some time this week.

...I do the stuffing outside of the bird as well. It doesn't get mushy that way.


Butterball...........

...................   That's how I feel after this past week.............



As for stuffing outside the bird............     Well, it really isn't stuffing then, is it........
Lion

Maybe so Larry but I have a problem with eating something which has been stuck in that end of the bird!!!
uncle aj

BigBird wrote:

That is what they will crave into my headstone.


I think there's an anagrammatical mistake there.    
Taffi Abernathy

I attempted to cook a turkey exactly once in my life.  The damn bird came out so raw, as the saying goes, a competent vet could have brought it back to life.
Lion

Taffi Abernathy wrote:
I attempted to cook a turkey exactly once in my life.  The damn bird came out so raw, as the saying goes, a competent vet could have brought it back to life.


Ouch.......
Jimbits76

There are a lot of jokes here in my absence about me being a turkey and liking a good stuffing.

I am ashamed of the lot of you and am deeply hurt by your lack of sensitivity and knowledge of somebody you would call a friend.

You should all know that if I was a turkey I wouldn't want stuffing, I'd just rather strut about, fan my tail feathers, puff out my hormonally enhanced breasts and maybe do the odd gobble....

J
Carolina

Tools wrote:
Carolina wrote:
Butterball? That's what I have in the fridge right now! We're having Thanksgiving at my house some time this week.

...I do the stuffing outside of the bird as well. It doesn't get mushy that way.


Butterball...........

...................   That's how I feel after this past week.............



As for stuffing outside the bird............     Well, it really isn't stuffing then, is it........



Yeah, technically I think it's then dressing.


Jim, forget the stuffing - would you like a good dressing??  
Lisa

Carolina wrote:
Tools wrote:
Carolina wrote:
Butterball? That's what I have in the fridge right now! We're having Thanksgiving at my house some time this week.

...I do the stuffing outside of the bird as well. It doesn't get mushy that way.


Butterball...........

...................   That's how I feel after this past week.............



As for stuffing outside the bird............     Well, it really isn't stuffing then, is it........



Yeah, technically I think it's then dressing.


Jim, forget the stuffing - would you like a good dressing??  


I'll get the turkey baster.
Carolina

hee hee - Bitsy becomes a mommy...  
away36

My mother asked my father to go and get a turkey one Thanksgiving. I think I was about 10 at the time. He came home with one.....loaded....(him, not the turkey).......and threw it, live and flapping like mad, into the bathroom and shut the door.

I'm guessing you can all pretty much imagine my mother's reaction.    
jdc

Jimbits76 wrote:
There are a lot of jokes here in my absence about me being a turkey and liking a good stuffing.

I am ashamed of the lot of you and am deeply hurt by your lack of sensitivity and knowledge of somebody you would call a friend.

You should all know that if I was a turkey I wouldn't want stuffing, I'd just rather strut about, fan my tail feathers, puff out my hormonally enhanced breasts and maybe do the odd gobble....

J


console yourself by roasting your chestnuts by the fire
Carolina

away36 wrote:
My mother asked my father to go and get a turkey one Thanksgiving. I think I was about 10 at the time. He came home with one.....loaded....(him, not the turkey).......and threw it, live and flapping like mad, into the bathroom and shut the door.

I'm guessing you can all pretty much imagine my mother's reaction.    


No way!!  
LarryD

Carolina wrote:
away36 wrote:
My mother asked my father to go and get a turkey one Thanksgiving. I think I was about 10 at the time. He came home with one.....loaded....(him, not the turkey).......and threw it, live and flapping like mad, into the bathroom and shut the door.

I'm guessing you can all pretty much imagine my mother's reaction.    


No way!!  


Turkey stuffing....and pillow stuffing...all in the same weekend..........
BigBird

away36 wrote:
My mother asked my father to go and get a turkey one Thanksgiving. I think I was about 10 at the time. He came home with one.....loaded....(him, not the turkey).......and threw it, live and flapping like mad, into the bathroom and shut the door.

I'm guessing you can all pretty much imagine my mother's reaction.    


Talk about free range turkey.  Seems the old mas was going green long before his time.
Lion

jdc wrote:
Jimbits76 wrote:
There are a lot of jokes here in my absence about me being a turkey and liking a good stuffing.

I am ashamed of the lot of you and am deeply hurt by your lack of sensitivity and knowledge of somebody you would call a friend.

You should all know that if I was a turkey I wouldn't want stuffing, I'd just rather strut about, fan my tail feathers, puff out my hormonally enhanced breasts and maybe do the odd gobble....

J


console yourself by roasting your chestnuts by the fire


Good Lord could you just imagine the leftovers!!!
Jimbits76

Carolina wrote:
Tools wrote:
Carolina wrote:
Butterball? That's what I have in the fridge right now! We're having Thanksgiving at my house some time this week.

...I do the stuffing outside of the bird as well. It doesn't get mushy that way.


Butterball...........

...................   That's how I feel after this past week.............



As for stuffing outside the bird............     Well, it really isn't stuffing then, is it........



Yeah, technically I think it's then dressing.


Jim, forget the stuffing - would you like a good dressing??  


Only if you rub it into my white meat.

J
away36

jdc wrote:




console yourself by roasting your chestnuts by the fire



Or in the convection oven!! They're great that way too!!!  
ColinB

away36 wrote:
My mother asked my father to go and get a turkey one Thanksgiving. I think I was about 10 at the time. He came home with one.....loaded....(him, not the turkey).......and threw it, live and flapping like mad, into the bathroom and shut the door.

I'm guessing you can all pretty much imagine my mother's reaction.    


Hee Hee!    
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