How did you cook your turkey, if you had one!

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    Lisak1

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    I can't answer for @Jimmy Gibson , but I've seen a special attachment that's made for this purpose. It reminded me of a hook and tackle assembly. I'm also guessing these turkey fryers come with a special set up to make lowering and raising the turkey safe.
     
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    My husband tried that deep frying pot one year, our had a tray with hole on the bottom and a long thing in the middle that held the bird straight up and was shaped like a hook at the top to lift/ lower the bird
    That was by far the unhealthiest, and messiest way to cook a turkey I have ever seen, not to mention the amount of oil that it took ....I'm glad hubby tried it and agreed it wasn't for us
     
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    Gemma the pictures that I posted on here was from the week before Thanksgiving, Trial run..... We cooked two turkeys and one chicken......I then filtered the oil and put back in the containers....Thanksgiving morning I was heating up the oil at 5:00 am heating the oil up, the guys I work with found out I was frying turkeys and between six o'clock and noon we had fryed 7 turkeys and 2 chickens...... The thing about frying turkey is the oil is so hot that it seals the outside so it keeps all the moisture of the turkey inside.... It was a fun time lots of coffee in the early hours.... Then closer to noon some other beverages came out, but I agree with you one turkey is a complete waste of money..... 9 turkeys and 3 chickens on 4 gallons of peanut oil not bad
     
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    Also bought a turkey frame goes in from the bottom and has a hook on the top, easy......
     
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    I always cook mine in an electric roasting pan. 15 minutes per pound, unstuffed, and usually that time is reduced about 20-30 minutes as long as I keep the lid closed. The skin doesn't get browned, but since I carve it before I serve it at the table, nobody really cares.
     
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    We don't eat the skin, so it can be whatever color. But smoking it gives it a nice brown tint.
     
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    Agree smoked 2 turkeys last bbq. You think roughly 70lbs or more would be enough with 60lbs of smoked brisket be enough for 40-50 people.. nope
     
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    The skin and the wings are my favorite parts!
     
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