Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Massaging the Turkey!
It's time to fry the turkey! Last year it was a great success and so now it's a tradition. At least we have all the necessary tools and gadgets, yes including the "mechanics" wire and wire cutters, the peanut oil the outdoor professional gas burner and the bird and various other necessary tools.
Here is detailed instructions if you care to do this crazy thing.
The reason I love this so much besides the taste is that I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to put the turkey in the oven. Frying turkeys takes about an hour give or take depending on the size of the bird. Approx 5-6 minutes per pound, we like it well done so we do 6-7 minutes. It's hard to maintain the frying temperature even. But all this effort is well worth it. It is starting to smell so good that I'm almost tempted to fry my turkey tonight!
Why you ask am I doing this on Wednesday when Thanksgiving is not until Thursday? We are feeding our Police officers at our Pacific Division Police Station. The Citizen Advisory Board members organize each year and it's a great hit with the officers and the participants. Just a small thank you to our officers who protect us from the bad guys.