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Q: deep-fried turkey fad? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: deep-fried turkey fad?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jstick-ga
List Price: $11.00
Posted: 05 Nov 2005 21:38 PST
Expires: 05 Dec 2005 21:38 PST
Question ID: 589618
What caused the deep-fried turkey fad in 2003 and 2004?
Subject: Re: deep-fried turkey fad?
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 05 Nov 2005 22:13 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi jstick,

Thank you for your question.

Turkey Fryers

"A longtime food favorite in the southern United States, the delicious
deep-fried turkey has quickly grown in popularity thanks to celebrity
chefs such as Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse."


What's New -  A Thanksgiving Alternative: Deep-Fried Turkey - Posted
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

"Looking for an alternative to the traditional roasted turkey this
Thanksgiving? The popularity of deep-fried turkeys as a tasty and fast
option for holiday feasts or summer barbecues has steadily grown
during the last few years through word-of-mouth and demonstrations by
televisions chefs like Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse.

Those who have tried it, including some chef educators at the Academy
of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, swear there is no
better way to cook a turkey. Deep-fried turkey is also incredibly
moist and juicy,..."


"Where did deep frying originate?
The concept of deep fried turkey started in the south and is rising in
popularity nationwide."


Emeril Lagasse

"His most recent book, Every Day's A Party: Louisiana Recipes for
Celebrating With Family and Friends reads almost like a culinary love
letter to his adopted state, Louisiana. With recipes that range from
the Southern holiday favorite Fried Turkey."

Emerils Fried Turkey

"Last year, for Good Morning America, I and one of the chef's from
Emeril's, my good buddy Tom Wolfe, fried six turkeys at five a.m. We
had a blast cooking and eating those wonderful birds."


?Martha Stewart must have a recipe. No kidding. I watched her show the
other day and she mentioned that she had done a deep fried turkey a
year or so ago.?


?My parents mentioned that they had deep-fried their turkey. I never
heard of this. I guess this is a popular fad this year or something?
What?s the appeal? Pls tell me as I?m out of the loop on it.?


"It?s actually been going on for a few years, a significant number of
people burn their houses down each year trying to do it on their
wooden deck. I don?t blame them for losing sight of their common sense
in the face of pure deliciousness, however, and that?s just what a
deep fried turkey is."


Texas Food: Fried Turkey

?Frying whole turkeys is sort of the Southern version of making
fondue. You have a lot of your friends over, you poke around in a pot
of hot oil with some sticks and then you pull out your dinner.

Justin Wilson, he of Cajun fame, recalls first seeing a turkey fry in
Louisiana in the 1930s. Most recently, John Martin Taylor, another
Southern boy and promoter of Southern cooking as Hoppin' John, has
been touring the country to promote his `The Fearless Frying Cookbook'
(Workman, $10.95). In the process of demonstrating the joys of frying,
Hoppin' John often drops a turkey into a bubbling caldron.?


Turkey the Perfect Protein - Turkey Basics

A Deep Fried Delicacy: The How-To on Deep Frying Turkey

?Deep-fried turkey, a concept that started in the south, is gradually
rising in popularity nationwide. It's a perfect twist for barbecues.?

See photos along with a description of how to deep fry turkey.


Deep-Fried Turkey

Deep-frying whole turkeys has become fantastically popular in southern
Louisiana over the past several years.


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Best regards,
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Subject: Re: deep-fried turkey fad?
From: tlspiegel-ga on 06 Nov 2005 08:59 PST
Hi jstick,

Thank you for the tip!

Best regards,

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