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Adventures In Turkey Frying

Several weeks ago, Greg thought it would be nice to have a fried turkey for dinner. He’s fried them before, and they always turned out delicious.  So he buys the turkey, puts it in the brine for a couple of days, and then sets up the turkey fryer in the back yard – far away from the house, “just in case”. When the oil was hot enough, he puts the turkey in… the oil temperature drops, which is normal, but then it won’t go back up! Seems that the propane tank might be empty?? What to do now?! He decides to bring it inside and finish frying it on the stove! Of course I have to help him, haul that huge HEAVY pot into the house, and we can’t just walk through the back yard and use the back door, that leads straight into the kitchen. Nope, that door is stuck and won’t open without a sledge hammer. We have to walk around the front and use the front door, which means walking twice as far, and having to walk through the living room and dining room to get into the kitchen…hoping we don’t spill that nice hot oil and send that turkey sliding right into he computer room! All goes well and we got the pot safely into the kitchen and on the stove, although I was a little worried about the stove collapsing under all that weight.  Frying took a little longer on the stove, because the temp didn’t get quite as high as it should, but the turkey tasted delicious!

Today, on Thanksgiving, the plan is to fry the turkey… let’s hope everything goes off without a hitch this time. I need the stove to cook the side dishes!


** Check back later today for a little bonus post 🙂

7 responses

  1. Cant wait to see whats coming…

    27. November, 2008 at 07:24

  2. doreen3boys

    Oh, that does look delicious!! I was laughing reading your description and totally had the visual. Happy Thanksgiving!

    I just read your comment to mine……..I’d love to see Sara’s placement. I was scrambling for something Thanksgiving appropriate, lol!

    27. November, 2008 at 09:24

  3. Too funny! We’ve done a fried turkey a few times, it is so good! Can’t wait to see what’s next! 🙂

    27. November, 2008 at 11:09

  4. Happy thanksgiving!

    27. November, 2008 at 11:30

  5. plainmama

    YUM FRIED TURKEY! Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

    27. November, 2008 at 15:12

  6. OK, I’m getting hungrier and hungrier every time I look at this picture! LOL
    Amy, we haven’t eaten yet… turkey’s going to be for dinner tonight. Oil is heating up right NOW 🙂

    27. November, 2008 at 15:33

  7. Oh this is too funny! I’m afraid of those turkey friers. I’ll just have to live vicariously through your experience.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    27. November, 2008 at 22:13

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