Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Main Dish Recipe with Kim and Thanks to those who Serve

At our house we love a Turkey but one year we finally tried deep frying it and OH MY....It is the juiciest, most tender Turkey you could imagine! So for us we are hooked on cooking ours this way:

Deep Fried Turkey ~ McGhee style

Prepare the turkey removing everything from the inside and wash the bird well, inside and out patting it completely dry so this will reduce the intense splattering that could occur when lowering turkey into the oil.

Injecting the Turkey:

There are many choices for injections. Store bought or homemade. If you opt to make your own homemade version just be careful that you don't put something in the marinade that won't pass through the syringe. Make sure that you purchase a syringe that is made for injecting marinade :) If you purchase store bought marinade you pretty much can choose any type and if you have a "specialty meat market" they are sure to have special marinades and great advise from their employees as well.

You must use a turkey fryer. We fill ours with peanut oil to the proper level as per instructions. They fryer will also give you the proper cook time as per poundage of turkey. Lower very slowly into fryer and make sure to NOT OVER FILL with oil. OIL BURNS.
Most fryers come with a thermometer to ensure that the inside of your turkey is properly cooked so we tend to go by that more than the exact time. It will be golden brown and cooked perfectly. Let stand for 15 min. or so before carving. ENJOY

NOTE: typical cooking time for an avg. size (15lb) turkey is 45 min. ~ Just so you know and can cook according to all the other dishes you are preparing. Instructions will be included but again use thermometer and it will tell you when inside is done.

Also today is Veterans Day and I just want to thank each and every member of the Armed Forces who are serving or have served for their protection, dedication, and sacrifice for our Freedom and to all of their families as well. Our prayers are with each of you.

Love and Blessings


Eyeglasses & Endzones

Oh my, that sounds soo delish...I am a nervous wreck to fry uncle did it several years back and started a fire in the thing....;) Im sure that won't happen to you ;)

The Not So Perfect Housewife

I've only had deep fried turkey once, but boy oh boy was it good.
I do have to say though.. I have seen some VERY funny videos with this as the subject. There are a lot of people out there that have had quiet the adventures with deep frying. LOL!!

So when should we be over for turkey? LOL

He & Me + 3

I still don't make the turkey. My mom makes it every year. I think I need to learn though. Fried turkey does sound good though.
Happy Veteran's Day. I am so grateful for all they have done for our country.


I know what you mean about fried turkey. It's wonderful. I love you, too, sweetie.

Kathy C.

Loren, I had some deep fried Turkey at my FIL's one year, and it was soooooo gooooood! Wow. :)


Sounds really good sweet friend.

christy rose

Our family is so big, we do two turkeys. We deep fry one and do the traditional thing with the other!! I have to say the deep fried one is So good!!!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

We just love a deep fried turkey as well! Can't think of anything juicer and better than that!!


I'm better today sister. Won't drool as much as I just had lunch...But fried turkey sounds good! I wish we can experiment together in a kitchen. You know, I get to taste everything you cook :) LOL...Have a great day and yes, I'm with you thanking all these veterans and everyone in the military and law enforcement also serving and risking their lives to preserve our freedom. God bless you sister and I don't get tired coming here...even if you keep posting...Love to you.



Steve and I were just talking about how we want to try a deep fried turkey one year. I think Costco sells them already done for you to avoid all the hazards of the deep fryer!

Wishing you and your family many blessings for you during this thanksgiving holiday!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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We've haven't tried deep fried turkey yet. I know, we're probably the only ones.


Sounds wonderful. This year all our kids will be in other places of the world. I am not sure what the hubby, myself, and our furry kids will do. Thinking of keeping it VERY simple and enjoying the quiet.
Love and hugs, andrea


Loren, Thank You for being such a great friend and all your Prayers.

My family would love deep fried.

My Prayers are with all the military families. Pray they all come home safe. Love you, Audrey


I've never tried deep frying a turkey but I heard that it's delicious. Hmm ...but maybe I'll take Kat's comment to heart. Buying a Costco turkey already done. LOL.

Love to you,

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