Sunday, November 25, 2012


This Thanksgiving I finally, finally got to see  a turkey deep frying.
I've eaten deep fried turkey several times, but have never been present for the cooking.
Timmy and Phil
When Ron and I arrived at his brother Phil's house i was delighted to find not one but two turkey fryers in front of the house. With at least 16 people coming for dinner, Phil and Danielle decided to cook four smaller turkeys instead of two large ones, hence the double fryer action.

After the oil was at the right temperature, Phil and his son Josh (a firefighter who had already pointed out the location of all the fire extinguishers) used what appeared to be an extendable paint roller handle to lower the marinated toms into the pots.
What say we use something from the garage to stand as far away as possible?
Did you know it only takes about 4 minutes per pound to deep fry a turkey? From marinating to the table it only took an hour. Including the post cooking rest period.

That's crazy.

And delicious.


Anonymous said...

Fried Turkey is D'BOMB!!!
glad all went well for y'all and it looks delish!

Douglas said...

"HOT OIL!" Not just for Gampy's anymore.

Niki said...

YES! Thank you for getting that reference, Douglas. That is exactly how i heard it in my head.