In Response to Re: need best way to cook a turkey:
In Response to Re: need best way to cook a turkey : My standard brine is one gallon cold water,1/2 cup kosher salt,1/4 cup light brown sugar if you need more just follow these ingredients and adjust amounts as needed.Other spices can be added to your taste.I've added apples,onion,garlic,you can add whatever you like .Brine the meat for 12 hours or overnight.Before cooking take meat out of the brine rinse well under cold water inside and out.Pat dry,no need for added salt,season and roast as you usually do.I'll have to try the dry brine the way you make yours this is the first I've heard of dry brine.I'm sure the results will be similar.We are just infusing flavor and moisture into the meat.I have a turkey fryer but have not fried a turkey yet.We use it for frying 5# of chicken wings at a time.lol These guys eat a lot!
Posted by gale g
I have to share my turkey fryer story. I always make turkey for Thanksgiving, but for Christmas I change it up with other meats, or shrimp, etc. Last year, 2 weeks before Christmas, my younger son called and asked me to get a turkey for Christmas. I questioned whether turkey twice in 30 days was too much, but he insisted. When he arrived at our home for Christmas, he came walking into the house with a large box. He said he wanted an excuse to buy a turkey fryer, and that's why he insisted we have turkey for Christmas. The day before Christmas we used the fryer to boil up a batch of crab legs...yum. On Christmas Day he cooked the turkey in the fryer, and it was excellent. We used peanut oil, and it doesn't taste oily at all.