November 23, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: A Thanksgiving Special

Come spend Thanksgiving with Paula Deen and her sons in the kitchen. Well not exactly, but you can feel like you're in the kitchen with the southern chef, just by cooking one of her best Thanksgiving Holiday Recipes. Read after the jump to see what today's Tasty Tuesday Meal insists of. I hope each and every one of you have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. Remember to invite those in need and cook from the soul. I choose Paula Deen's recipe simply because I believe Thanksgiving meals come from the soul. To find soul in food it must come from the south. lol Enjoy everyone. Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on channel 7 in the morning. Also cook your heavy meals first the night before.


2 tablespoon of your favorite dry rub
2 tablespoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
1   10-pound Turkey
3-5   gallons peanut oil


Cooks Note: To measure the amount of oil needed to fry the turkey, place turkey in fryer, add water to top of turkey, remove the turkey and the water line will indicate how much oil will be needed to fry your turkey. Having too much oil can cause a fire. The pot should not be more than 3/4 full or the oil could overflow when the turkey is added.
Wash bird inside and out, and allow to drain. Rub turkey all over with House Seasoning. Coat turkey with dry rub. Allow the bird to sit until it reaches room temperature.
Heat peanut oil in a turkey fryer or a very, very large stockpot to 350 degrees F. Lower turkey into hot oil, very carefully, making sure it is fully submerged. Fry turkey for 3 minutes per pound plus 5 minutes per bird. Remove turkey from oil and drain on paper towels. 
Safety tips:
The turkey fryer needs to be outside on a flat surface. Do not deep fry a turkey in a garage or a covered carport.
Always keep a fire extinguisher (rated for grease fires) nearby.
Large oven mitts or fireplace gloves must be worn.
Always wear eye protection and full face protection would be even better.
When lowering the turkey into the oil, turn off the flame.
And do not allow those guests, especially children and pets near the turkey cooker.
Follow these safety tips and use common sense and your turkey frying experience will be safe and successful.
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Servings: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Difficulty: Easy
Show: Paula's Home Cooking
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