Five ‘Outside of the Box’ Ways to Cook Turkey
During the Hawk Morning Show, we were talking turkey. How to cook it and the questions that the Turkey-Talk Line was asked. For example, is it okay to thaw the turkey in the bathtub while bathing the kids? Find out the answer here.
Speaking of cooking the turkey. You've heard the expression that there is more than one way to skin a cat. Well, it's also true that there is more than one way to cook a turkey.
So here are some of the different (or odd) ways to cook the bird:
5) Deep fried in lard. Vegetable oil is OK, but have you ever had French Fries cooked in lard? Lard makes pig skin taste really good so think what it could do to turkey skin.
4) Plastic oven bag. It may sound made up, but it is real. You bake the turkey inside a heatproof plastic bag to keep in the juices. I would try this method...but probably only once.
3) Bacon wrapped. I can see Traci trying this for sure. It looks like something from a horror movie. Will it make a turkey less dry? When pork bellies fly.
2) Deep fried. Put the whole turkey in a vat of boiling oil. Remember just a few years ago when that was all the rage?
Deep fried turkey cooking has gone the way of countertop espresso machines and floppy discs. I like fried food, maybe too much, but the fire isn't worth the risk.
1) Turducken. Chicken wrapped in a duck wrapped in a turkey. Who came up with this idea? The dryness of chicken and turkey and the succulent taste of duck.
I see this as a way of getting out of ever having to cook a turkey again. If you try this, let me know how it worked for you.