My mouth started watering. It usually does that at the mention of deep fried turkeys. I'd only had the occasion to try one once before, and as memory served, it was moist and tender and delicious.
Norm mentioned that he would be frying turkeys again on Christmas day and if we wanted to, we could bring a bird or a turkey breast over and he would fry it for us.
We wanted to.
I had a turkey breast in the freezer and I made sure I had room for it in the fridge so it could defrost in plenty of time.
So Christmas morning we brought it over to him, and waited while another turkey fried. And when he pulled it out of the fryer, it was golden brown and looked so totally luscious.
Just kidding. I knew my turkey was next.
So here are the pictures of the adventure. Since I've never actually fried one myself, I let the master season and prep it.
And fry it as well.
You need to make sure that the oil is the right temperature. I believe it was at 350 degrees.
You may have noticed that my breast was a little dark, but that's because it was seasoned differently from the next breast that was cooked.
And when we got home, I promptly sliced into the breast and loaded up our plates with some of the moistest, tenderest, flavorful turkey I've ever had. EVER!!!
And Norm, we'll be back...
Any time you want to get the fryer going, we'll be there.