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Old 11-23-2007, 11:20 AM
 
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OK....my turkey turned out awesome this year, doing the "deep fried thing" for the first time.
I brined it for 2 days in a solution of:
1 gallon of water
1 cup kosher salt
1 cup sugar
any fresh herbs on hand (like rosemary, thyme, basil etc)
a handful crushed black peppercorns
minced garlic
2 oranges cut into chunks

I took the turkey out, let it drip dry for about 1 hour, and rub the whole bird with creole seasoning mix (it won't be spicy at all, but will help with the golden brown color of the turkey in the frying process)
I also injected a mixture out of melted butter, brown sugar, garlic juice, lemon and lime into the breast, legs.
It was the best tasting turkey I have ever eaten in my life....and my husband says the same.
Awesome flavor, awesome eye appeal, incredible moisture and juicy all around!
We are hooked, and will continue to fry our Thanksgiving Turkeys from now on ever year!
This sounds good. Maybe I'll try this next time. Thanks for the recipe!
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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ooo la la I never had fried turkey before and I will say it is good we bought it from Bojangles even though I think fried turkey is tougher than roasted I do like how it moist and has flavor.

This is interesting; Bojangles;
How was it, Cajun Spicy; was it any different than at home cooked fried turkey?
I didn't know they did turkeys too.
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:54 AM
 
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Thumbs up Congrats on your First Turkey

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I made two turkeys this year actually. A 15 lb Champagne Turkey in the oven cooked in an oven bag (soooooo yummy, came out so juicy!) and deep fried a 20 lb turkey. Came out a bit dry but still tasty! This was the first time I had ever cooked a turkey, my first year being the entertainer. It was soooo much work, I had to call my mom, of course and thank her for all the prior thanksgivings. It was fun though! And now I know how to fry and bake a turkey.
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P.S. I injected the turkey with beer and cajun spices. I couldn't taste it afterwards though. I think I should have injected it more.
Congratulations!!!
I know it must have been a challenging experience, and since you went "Champagne"
And cooked "two" turkeys!! all i can say is "WOW
You have get a rep, just for being that brave!!LOL
Glad it was a success
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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yes my kid brother cooked it. for some reason that makes it taste better.
Please give your brother this reputation point" for me;
A Chef' in the making
If he ever open up a Restaurant" let us know so we can come to try some "Good Eats"
God Bless The both of you
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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This is interesting; Bojangles;
How was it, Cajun Spicy; was it any different than at home cooked fried turkey?
I didn't know they did turkeys too.
I didnt know Bojagles offer turkey as well until I saw one of their off beat commercials.

I first thought ok it must be turkey drum sticks deep fried and look like their chicen but to me it look like a roasted turkey but a little tougher skin that sealed in the flavor.

I didnt ask if they offer cajun style but you know when you order original chicken it still has that twang to it, well the same for the turkey.

They give instructions on how to heat it up for about 30 minutes before servicing.

Gotta Wanna Needa Getta Hava.....
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:26 PM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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what kind of oil you fried the turkey in~!! We tried deep frying twice - once we were thrilled with the results - the next time not so much. I'm definitely open to giving it another try with your "recipe for success" especially with such rave reviews!
After getting the "low down" on all oils out there, I was adviced to stick with peanut oil!
It has a very long shelflife, not as many additives as other oils, and it get's better and better tasting with each use.
I was also adviced to let it cool down, strain it, and filter it back into the original container, re-using it.
We are planning of making a Shrimp Gumbo with the deep frying method next!
(The deep fryer I bought at Home Depot came with a recipe for it)
I am so looking forward to it....YUM!
P.S. I thought, and was worried about the Turkey turning out greasy......Nope, that didn't happen.
And, even after I let the bird sit after it was cooked, I cut into it, and juices just came running out....that's how moist it was.
I highly recommend it to anyone out there, to at least try it ONCE!
Some might like it, some don't. For us it seemes to way to go, and so much fun too. We had some beers, chatting, goofing around, while watching the bird fry.....LOL.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Thumbs up MovingBack - thanks much...

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After getting the "low down" on all oils out there, I was adviced to stick with peanut oil!
It has a very long shelflife, not as many additives as other oils, and it get's better and better tasting with each use.
I was also adviced to let it cool down, strain it, and filter it back into the original container, re-using it.
We are planning of making a Shrimp Gumbo with the deep frying method next!
(The deep fryer I bought at Home Depot came with a recipe for it)
I am so looking forward to it....YUM!
for all the pointers/info. Next time we do a turkey, I'm giving your recipe and method a try!
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:43 PM
 
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I didnt know Bojagles offer turkey as well until I saw one of their off beat commercials.

I first thought ok it must be turkey drum sticks deep fried and look like their chicen but to me it look like a roasted turkey but a little tougher skin that sealed in the flavor.

I didnt ask if they offer cajun style but you know when you order original chicken it still has that twang to it, well the same for the turkey.

They give instructions on how to heat it up for about 30 minutes before servicing.

Gotta Wanna Needa Getta Hava.....
Bojangles" (finishing the jingle)
I'll have to try it sometimes Thanx;
I'm not too sure about the twang' though
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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I went for a cheap fresh turkey that I had a coupon for - ended up 11 pounds for about $8 and it came out great.

I did everything the usual way, 325 oven, standard stuffing, a little basting, no foil, no upside down stuff. Spent the 3 hour cooking time prepping fresh veggies from scratch which actaully got as many raves as the bird.

Worst item was a supermarket baked pie and cool whip which was just awful. It was chock full of all that awful corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, palm oils, vanillin (artifical valilla - they couldn't find the good sense to use the real stuff? what did they save, a tenth of a cent?) anatto and carogeenan etc. etc.

Grossly and deceptively overpackaged, too. What a bunch of Dutch thieves!

Leave it to Stop and Shop to ruin a perfectly fine day with a crappy, insulting, product.
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Old 11-24-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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We had a 20 pounder, which Mom seasoned (peanut oil, salt, garlic powder...), roasted for the first three of the almost six hours breast down, then flipped it over the rest of the way and it was perfect and juicy -- no dried out (breast) meat at all. We're going to flip them over all the time now!

MovingBack, LOVE peanut oil! Got turned onto it when I was online trying to find the Chick Fil A recipe for their awesome chix sandwiches :>)
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