Only four stars because kid friendly this is not. But, a good recipe. I've been frying turkeys for years, (and anything else that fits in the pot). Injecting is the only way to go and many stores sell the complete deep fry kit for a reasonable price.
ALWAYS deep fry in the yard or driveway on a sturdy flat surface. I have a metal drip pan, (for under auto work), on plywood firmly on blocks. A fire ext. handy, (NO WATER HOSE). And a broom handle w/bicycle grips on each end and a sturdy hook to set the bird in, two person job even with a small turkey. And yes, burner off when setting.
Make sure completely thawed and pat dried, NO ice crystals.
Cut off excess skin around the neck and wrap leg ends to limit scorching.
Besides tossing in an onion, several whole gloves of garlic, slightly smashed.
Since turkey needs to set anyway, experiment with potatoes or yams, dressing in a cheese cloth, you name it.
Have fun and enjoy.
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Nov. 21, 2007