Ever had Fried Turkey before? If not, let me tell you - you are missing out. Growing up in a traditional Vietnamese household, our Thanksgiving consisted of fried rice, noodles, and eggrolls. If we were lucky, we would get rolls and a pumpkin pie. But that was as close to a "traditional" Thanksgiving meal as we got. One year, we attempted to bake a turkey and let's just say we never did that again. Grandmother was not pleased.
Several years ago, T & I decided to fry a turkey. We laughed at the thought of his house catching on fire or how the oil would splash up and burn his hands. Honestly, we were quite fearful of how to drop a 15 lb. bird in a boiling tub of peanut oil. But, we did it and it was a great success! Too bad no one came that year so we ate turkey for weeks. Weeks!
Fried Turkey has now become a tradition for us and EVERYONE loves it, especially Grandma. I came across this article about an oil-less turkey fryer and the reviews are great. Considering we spend about $30-$40 on the oil alone, this might be a good investment. Should I get one?
Here's the article: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/should-you-cook-your-turkey-in-an-oil-less-turkey-fryer-2408811/