My DH loves...LOVES to deep fry a turkey for Thanksgiving. You would think he was from the south. This year my mom is coming from Mississippi to see us, so all the more reason for him to go nuts and pull out the deep fryer. Now, I love it too-- but I know it is not healthy. How could it be?
So, as always here is the dilemma: to deep fry or not to deep fry? That is the question!
Here are two recipes I found online with nutritional information to help you compare:
Southern Deep Fried Turkey (click name to see original recipe on eatturkey.com)
|10 to 12 Pound WHOLE TURKEY, non self-basting|
|2/3 Cup prepared vinaigrette dressing|
|1/3 Cup dry sherry|
|2 Teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning|
|1 Teaspoon garlic powder|
|1 Teaspoon onion powder|
|1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper|
|As needed peanut oil (See note below)|
Roast Turkey with Herbal Rub (click name to see original recipe on eatturkey.com)
|1 13-Pound WHOLE TURKEY, fresh or thawed|
|1 Medium onion, quartered|
|1 lemon, quartered|
|1/4 Cup vegetable oil|
|1 Teaspoon dried thyme|
|1 Teaspoon dried tarragon|
|1 Tablespoon dried rosemary|
|1 Teaspoon salt|
|1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper|
Now...here's the question. How are you cooking your Turkey? Are going healthy? or are you deep frying it and giving yourself a day to enjoy it?