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fattybomatty

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deep fried turkey in NJ Fri, 06/20/08 4:17 PM (permalink)
Does anyone know of any restaurants in NJ or even NYC that sell deep fried turkey? I was telling a coworker he should try it, but I've only had it at bbq's. I was hoping someone would know of a place that he could try it instead of trying to cook it himself. thanks
 
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    divefl

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    RE: deep fried turkey in NJ Fri, 06/20/08 4:56 PM (permalink)
    I've only had it in backyards.
     
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      mayor al

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      RE: deep fried turkey in NJ Fri, 06/20/08 5:06 PM (permalink)

      If he tries it himself, encourage him to carefully read all the info available on the safety measures to take. I have enjoyed turkey done this way by my family several times, but there is a Large amount of danger to the process and I don't think I would ever attempt it myself.
       
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        NebGuy

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        RE: deep fried turkey in NJ Fri, 06/20/08 7:58 PM (permalink)
        Oh come on Al. Danger?

        I remember some guy in Omaha who after a six pack or so of courage burned his deck down. At least he didn't take the house with it.
         
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          ken8038

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          RE: deep fried turkey in NJ Fri, 06/20/08 9:24 PM (permalink)
          The Costco's in NJ occasionally have a packaged fried turkey breast in the deli section. It's OK, but not really like the real thing. I thought I'd mention it because I've never seen the real thing on a menu in NJ.
           
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            mayor al

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            RE: deep fried turkey in NJ Fri, 06/20/08 9:35 PM (permalink)

            Neb Guy,
            Lots of media attention paid during the holidays to the people with oil-burns and damaged decks and houses from improper use of the boiling oil. I am not saying don't cook using that method...I have enjoyed the birds my family have done that way. I am saying be very careful to know what you are getting into when you light that Propane Burner and add 5 gallons or so of flameable oil to the cook-pot. Then drop in a turkey that still has ice-crystals in the gut. yeah there are a lot of ways to hurt yourself when doing a bird in a deep-fryer.
             
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              Duesy

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              RE: deep fried turkey in NJ Fri, 06/20/08 10:12 PM (permalink)
              My best tip for doing it at home is to buy the right materials. When you purchase the turkey fryer, it should come (at least ours did) with what looks exactly like a heavy-heavy-heavy-duty metal coathanger--the hook goes in the turkey, and the triangle-shaped part slides over a 2x4. You use this, with one person holding it on each end of the 2x4, to lower in the turkey--SLOWLY so as to reduce splatter. It's when people do it on a wooden deck--or unstable gravel driveway--using a coathanger or piece of wire to hurl the bird into the pot, that they get injured.

              My second-best tip for doing it at home is not to. I've never had a deep-fried turkey that was so much better than a roasted bird as to be worth all that trouble. Also, I like homemade gravy, darn it!
               
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                nixienox

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                RE: deep fried turkey in NJ Sun, 06/22/08 12:23 PM (permalink)
                Popeye's has fried turkey available during the holidays. Or you can order it on-line. Call your local franchise and see if you can get it there. Perhaps if you special order?
                 
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                  Scarlett

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                  RE: deep fried turkey in NJ Sun, 06/22/08 12:59 PM (permalink)
                  My sons and their loved ones have this turkey thing down to a science - A turkey is usually fried on Thanksgiving and sometimes another one on Christmas. The cooker is always set up on a cement area that's away from anything flameable. We all like dressing so I cook reserved boney pieces of chicken in stock and make a wonderful dressing served on the side.

                  We've always had good luck with no mis-haps.

                  p.s. In keeping with the thread. I've never seen fried turkey on a menu.
                   
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