View Poll Results: How was your turkey cooked?

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  • Glazed

    13 8.44%
  • Dry

    11 7.14%
  • BBQ

    6 3.90%
  • Smoked

    6 3.90%
  • Deep Fried

    18 11.69%
  • Fire Roasted

    2 1.30%
  • Rotisserie

    2 1.30%
  • Brined

    8 5.19%
  • Other (Comment!)

    21 13.64%
  • I don't celebrate Thanksgiving (Poor you! D: )

    84 54.55%
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    Mechagnome Eruionmel's Avatar
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    Talking How did you cook your turkey this year?

    I, personally, did mine by cutting little slits all over the meat and stuffing them with slivers of garlic. Then I made an apricot brandy glaze with honey, sage, and rosemary. Then basted every 15 minutes. Can't wait to taste it.

    What did everyone else do? Mark each thing you did!

    And Happy Thanksgiving, by the way!
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    Deep fried this year. In the next couple years I'll probably be making 2, one fried and one baked with whatever I feel like so people can't complain that there's only a fried turkey. I'll be frying them for as long as I can and keeping family away, I just rather having my wife and daughter with me. But I know I can only keep the rest of the family away from us for the holidays for so long.

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    I didn't eat turkey because it's the driest and most flavourless meat in existence.
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    Brined(apple cider vinegar, salt, water, pickling spices) and then smoked over the weber with applewood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffinator View Post
    I didn't eat turkey because it's the driest and most flavourless meat in existence.
    This.

    No matter how you cook it, it's still turkey. I ate mostly potatoes and pasta today.

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    dont have thanksgiving in UK, so didnt eat any... i dont really like turkey though anyway.
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    made a turducken this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffinator View Post
    I didn't eat turkey because it's the driest and most flavourless meat in existence.
    turkey done right is actually extremely juicy and extremely flavourful. it's just extremely hard and rare to find someone who does it right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffinator View Post
    I didn't eat turkey because it's the driest and most flavourless meat in existence.
    You just haven't had good turkey. Even the white meat of this year's turkey was pretty juicy, and seasoned properly, it's delicious. We just had it baked dry, no glaze or anything special, but it's still delicious, and goes well with biscuits, or gravy. My second favorite meal of the year, after Christmas. Nothing's better than a properly cooked honey-glazed ham and my mom's turkey in the same meal.

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    Fried my turkey this year, Omg soooo juicy and good

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    Stuffed to its glory. Oil rub for browning and butter under the skin.
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    Head first.

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    Fried turkey FTW!!!

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    Had a Fried one and a baked ham.....my cholesterol shot up about 5 points because of it but it was GOOOOOD.
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    Baked with a dry rub on it! Nomnomnomnom. Next year im gunna inject it with a mixture of herbs and spices w olive oil and butter. It will be glorious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Providence View Post
    turkey done right is actually extremely juicy and extremely flavourful. it's just extremely hard and rare to find someone who does it right
    This. So many people cook it until those stupid temperature things that come in the turkey pop out, leaving it dry and tasteless. The trick it to cook it to 165 degrees (F) and then TAKE IT OUT. It will actually finish cooking (and get all the way to the 185 mark, trust me) during the resting period before you carve it. I did this with my turkey and with the 15 minute bastings it came up fabulously juicy and absolutely CRAMMED with flavor. It was SO good. And god, the gravy I made from the drippings was phenomenal. Apricot brandy makes an amazing gravy for the mashed potatoes.

    Essentially, all meat comes out dry and tasteless when you cook it poorly, and pretty much all meats can be extremely juicy and tasty if you cook them correctly (including, and especially, turkey).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Providence View Post
    turkey done right is actually extremely juicy and extremely flavourful. it's just extremely hard and rare to find someone who does it right
    I've had it when it was juicy, but flavorful? Nope. I guess if you add a bunch of spices and whatnot, but it doesn't have much of its own taste to me.

    Also, even when it was juicy, it still tasted like it was dry, even though it was pretty much dripping wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bergtau View Post
    I've had it when it was juicy, but flavorful? Nope. I guess if you add a bunch of spices and whatnot, but it doesn't have much of its own taste to me.

    Also, even when it was juicy, it still tasted like it was dry, even though it was pretty much dripping wet.
    Same taste as chicken (and more flavor, if you ask me). I can't even imagine a juicy turkey without flavor. :\
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    I ate it raw. Feathers and all.

    JK, well kind of; I was supposed to cook it at 325 degrees for 4 and a half hours. Unfortunately, I only set it to about 200 degrees. (Why? I don't know.) So after over 6 hours it was still not done, I discovered my mistake, and heated the oven up to about 500 degrees and pulled it out in 30 minutes. The skin was blackened and charred, but the meat was pink and rawish. My family demolished the potatoes and pumpkin bread this year.
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    I had ham :| "Honeybaked Ham" (the store), was worth the 100 bucks...


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