Anyone ever had this?

@ersmommy1 (12596)
United States
November 23, 2008 12:09pm CST
I have heard these are delicious. I won't be having one this year. But I would like to try one some time. A deep fried turkeyAre they as good as everyone says? How long do they take to cook?
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11 responses
@relundad (2311)
• United States
23 Nov 08
They are delicious. Since I first tried one I haven't had a regular oven roasted turkey since. For years now I have made mine and one for several members of my family and friends. You first inject the turkey with marinade and let it marinate for 24 hours if possible. I normally use a cajun creole butter marinade. It gives the turkey a nice buttery flavor. Then you deep fry it for 3 minutes per pound of the turkey. It is really juicy and flavorful. You have got to try one! I am not sure where you live but there are a lot of restaurants that you can order them from if you don't have a turkey fryer.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Nov 08
that sounds so tempting. I now regret not buying a turkey fryer the last time I saw one on clearance. Do you have an outdoor fryer or do you fry on the stove top? another benefit of getting the fryer is they are great to use for scalding birds before plucking the feathers.... would make that job a lot easier as I could control the water temp.
@relundad (2311)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I have an outdoor one. I have never seen an indoor one, and I don't know how you could safely raise the turkey in and out of the hot oil unless you are standing over it.
• United States
24 Nov 08
i don't care for turkey. but i would say about 4-5 hours.
@relundad (2311)
• United States
24 Nov 08
3 minutes per pound. The average turkey is around 15 lbs. So it usually takes less than an hour
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I have never had the pleasure of being able to eat a turkey that has been deep fried. No one in my family nor my husbands has ever tried to deep fry one before. We stick to the classic oven baked one.But it does sound very interesting to try though.
• United States
1 Dec 08
Never had one. It might be tasty. As it is certain to be full of fat, I don't think I'll try it. I might like it. Then, I'd be tempted to fry the turkey every hear an my poor heart would collapse under the strain. :)
@whittby (3073)
• United States
26 Nov 08
This is our first year to get a deep fried turkey. Someone who is coming to dinner will take the turkey and fry it for us. I'll be interested in seeing how it turns out - the claim is a very moist and NOT greasy bird. My concern is what is everyone doing with all that oil they use?
• United States
24 Nov 08
I haven't had the chance to try deep fried turkey yet. I hope to be able to do one at some point, but it definitely won't be this year.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I have heard of it, at first it sounded weird to me but now I am ever so curious about it. Is it terribly fattening? I am told over and again that the turkey;'s prepared this way are the moistest/juciest and most delicious turkeys you can eat. I would miss the stuffing that is cooked inside the cavity I suppose, but I sure would like to give this a go sometime when I can afford the fryer!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I have heard that they are really good also. I have never tried one though. I'm not sure how long they take to cook. I would like to try it sometime too.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I have never had deep fried turkey, but I have been told that it is really good. If I ever do have it someone else is going to be frying it. I don't think that is something I would want to attempt doing.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I've had fried turkey two times, I thought it tasted okay. I guess the advantage of frying a turkey is to cut down on the cooking time. I know the turkey gets done quicker than roasting it in the oven. I do not cook turkeys, so that is one small appliance I would not need.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
23 Nov 08
WE wil be having a fried turkey this year. The kids love it that way. I don't deep fry but a friend of my granddaughter will be doing it for us. Which reminds me I better get it out of the freezer to be thawed in tine take to her friend. I think that they are fried in pwanut oil and in a very big fryer that is heated with porpane gas.