How are you cookin your turkey?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by voodoocat, Nov 14, 2005.

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How are you cooking your bird?

Poll closed Nov 26, 2005.
  1. Roasting

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  2. Roasting with a Brine

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  3. Deep Fried

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  4. Beercan

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Other (Please specify)

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    My wife and I are hosting our first thanksgiving for the family next week and I have been doing some research on the different cooking methods. I have settled with Alton Brown's method for preparing the bird. In addition to brine, I plan on putting butter underneath the skin.

    If you're not cooking your own turkey, how is it done for you?
     
  2. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    You can't ever go wrong with Alton Brown :mrgreen:

    We are frying it. Aubrey convinced my Mother to try it last year and much to her surprise she loved it.

    My plan for Thanksgiving is to continue baking our "turkey" by taking naps on the couch :D
     
  3. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Oh and :hail: ing the leftover turkey sandwiches in this thread is acceptable. White sandwhich bread, mustard and turkey... :drool:
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That sounds so GOOD!!! I'll be right over! Yummmy!
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh, , BTW. I voted for "Other". Our youngest daughter is having us all over for thanksgiving. She is in her new home and wants to impress. She already has.
     
  6. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Yeah, but how is she preparing it?
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    What is roasting with a brine?

    I'll just be doing the regular roasting IF the oven is fixed by then.
     
  8. 'Daniel'

    'Daniel' TPF Noob!

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    I assume roasting it in a tin that has brine in (salty water)
     
  9. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Brine is what you soak the turkey in before roasting. The link I posted has the process I will be using.
     
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    KevinR TPF Noob!

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    Brining is the way to go. :thumbup:

    I like my Turkey sandwiches quite pedestrian. Fresh french country bread, turkey, miracle whip(one of two things I use it on), and a little salt. I feel like I'm 10 yrs old again.
     
  11. terri

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    I roast, after preheating the oven to a very high heat (450') to sear the outside. Once I put the turkey in the oven at this high heat, I immediately reduce the heat to 350'. You get this delectable brown crust and the juices are effectively sealed. I baste periodically.

    mmm....turkey sandwiches with mustard..... :drool:
    And I can't wait to get to the soupmaking part.....:drool:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. All you have to do is cook and eat and hang out. :thumbup:
     
  12. Alison

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    :drool: I may have to ban myself from this thread or I'll be demanding a Turkey dinner tomorrow night :shock:
     

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