I've never been a huge fan of the traditional roasted turkey at Thanksgiving. Different parts of the bird finish cooking at different times, so by the time the legs are cooked through, the breast meat is totally dry. If you don't want to go the deep-frying route, how can you still end up with a moist and delicious turkey?
Looking for something a little more exhilarating this Thanksgiving? Something with a bit more kick? Forget traditional roasted turkey. If you've got the stomach for it, try turducken, a wonderful triplex of turkey, duck and chicken with sausage stuffing and Cajun seasoning. Or go for good ol' American fried food, the deep fried Thanksgiving bird.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, leaving holiday cookers scrambling for turkey recipes the whole family will love, without taking up the whole holiday in the kitchen. One thing's for sure though— a nice Butterball turkey is sure to be the main dish on everyone's table this feast-ive holiday season.
So the cooking of the bird doesn't lie on your shoulders this Thanksgiving. Lucky. But before you relax too much, there is a wild card- you never know who will be handed the carving knife. Below, five handy infographics for carving a turkey like a pro.
Beer can turkey? Sounds like a joke, right? Well, it may have started off as one, but now shoving a beer can up the butt of a turkey is a much favored cooking technique in lieu of the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. With the beer can up its butt, it helps steam the turkey to keep it moist and tender, all while giving it that perfect aroma and taste.
Thanksgiving is less than a week away! We know - Thanksgiving can be a mess - too many relatives, too many dishes to cook, and too many things to do. At least no one can complain there's too much food to eat. This week, we'll show you how you can make your life easier with some innovative ideas.
Let's face it, people: Many of us power through the holidays with the aid of an extra glass of wine or beer here and there. Whether it's your perverted uncle or your overbearing grandmother that you have to put up with, a little buzz makes everything more jolly.
Once your Thanksgiving dinner table is set with beautiful gourds, autumnal leaves, and candles and your turkey, green bean casserole, and pies are out of the oven, it's time to mess everything up. While a beautiful dinner presentation is great and all, unless you plan on having your guests rip off drumsticks from the turkey caveman-style you'll probably want to carve the bird.
More likely than not, you'll be roasting a big fat turkey this Thanksgiving. Yup, that means a few days of defrosting (if your bird is frozen), seasoning, and sticking it in the oven to roast for a couple of hours.
The turkey is the A-list star of your Thanksgiving table, so it only makes sense to make sure it's as savory and enjoyable as possible, right?
Turkey is the focal point and A-list star of your Thanksgiving table, so it only makes sense to make the bird as delicious as possible, right? Eschew the tired method of roasting and basting your turkey in the oven for hours on end and try out a new method of cooking it this year: deep frying.
Still baking your turkey all traditional-like in the oven? Why not try a new way of serving turkey this year for Thanksgiving that doesn't even involve the oven? It may sound odd and even a bit difficult, but deep frying a turkey is one of the best ways to eat a turkey.
The holiday season is soon going to be upon us, which means there will soon be 30 pound turkeys on tables everywhere. Turkey is the centerpiece of a satisfying Thanksgiving table, so it's important to make sure yours is juicy, tender, and roasted just right.
When making Turkey, just like chicken or any other sort of poultry, you have to make sure that you clean it well. On top of that you have to make sure that the area that you clean it in as well as all the utensils and dishes that were used in the preparation. In this video you will get tips for cleaning and prepping your Turkey for consumption!
This video shows you how to clean a Thanksgiving Turkey. For this, you will need a turkey. Place the turkey in a clean sink. Remove the plastic bag. Carefully remove the contents from the belly of the turkey. Reach into the belly of the turkey, with your hand and remove the packets. It will likely contain the turkey’s heart, liver, giblets, and neck. When you remove these items, set them aside to be used later. They can be incorporated into the other Thanksgiving recipes, including dressing/s...
This video demonstrates the proper way to deep frying a turkey. Before you start frying the turkey, you should make sure the turkey is fully on normal temperature and that your pot of oil is at 350 degrees. Turn off the flame of the pot and then slowly lower your turkey and submerge it in oil, making sure to avoid spilling any oil. Once the turkey is fully submerged in the oil, you can turn the flame back on again. The turkey should be cooked for 3.5 minutes per pound. If the instructions in ...
Part of the fun of Thanksgiving is getting to eat the turkey. Before you do that, though, you need to get some prep done first. Chef Eric shows you the best way to debone a turkey. It's similar to deboning a chicken, but with some significant changes.
Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. So much can go wrong with a turkey, though. The turkey could come out tough and dry, and totally unappetizing. Learn how to combat gross turkey, and turn out a moist, flavorful turkey for an awesome Thanksgiving.
Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving dinner showpiece when you roast up a moist, golden bird. Learn how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.
Tradition says slice the turkey at the table, but we think your guests will just as happy with a pretty, plated presentation. Watch this video to learn how to properly carve a turkey this Thanksgiving!
Once you've got your turkey nicely roasted all that is left for you to do is cut it up and eat it. In this how to video Chef Paul shows you how to properly carve a turkey. Watch and learn how simple it is to cut the breast, legs, and thighs.
In this video series, Emory Davis shares his method for deep frying a Thanksgiving turkey. Many of us have probably wondered how you deep fry a turkey as large as those served in traditional Thanksgiving dinners.