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Old 11-21-2008, 12:09 PM
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I was in Costco and saw a Infra Red Deep Fryer. There is no oil involved. Just wondering if anyone has tried and has one of these units. I have deep fried many turkeys, but with peanut oil around $50. it is getting a little expensive. Geeze a barrel of crude oil today is $48, but probably would not taste well with the turkey. ;? Dwain
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Is it true that if you deep fry a frozen bird that it'll explode???

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Is it true that if you deep fry a frozen bird that it'll explode???

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Yes.

Dwain, you do realize that peanut oil is good for about 40 cooking hours if you don't flame it. Just strain it when you put it back. I realize that didn't answer your question.
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NO. But if you were to put a frozen turkey into the hot oil the melting liquids cause a lot of steam/ boil over that then catches on fire.
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Hi Shag: I do strain the oil after every use, except if I am doing fish whereas I will dispose of this oil. Dwain
Old 11-24-2008, 01:35 PM
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So I guess nobody's tried one of the infra-red friers ? I'm really curious this - I've not seen one but I'd look into it if someone said they used it and it really does 'deep fry' without the oil
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Costco has one of the best return policies of any business. Try one, if you don't like it, take it back. Let us know how it works!
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Seen one in use, ate the turkey when it came out.

Less grease, good taste.
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Amazon has reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Char-Broil-Oil.../dp/B000W74HI2
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Twenty Nine: Did you prefer this turkey compared to the deep fried? Checked Amazon and they have a video on this machine. Thanks. Dwain
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Dwain-

Down here in the S. La. the taste of the fried turkey depends on what it was injected with, very seldom does anyone ever throw a nekked turkey in the deep fryer. Alway, always, always it is injected with some sort of store bought or home brewed seasoning.

What I can compare is:

Appearance, looked about the same as one done in grease.

Texture- maybe, maybe just a little bit dryer, not a bad thing some of those grease fried birds are swimmin in grease.

Time- A few minutes longer than grease frying, but still much quicker than baking.

To be honest I like baked turkey, my wife does one of the best.

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To me a roasted turkey tastes best
Old 11-25-2008, 07:04 AM
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I just bought the BIG EASY a couple weeks ago and have done one Turkey and one Roast in it so far. This thing Rocks! I've fried about 10 Turkeys and the Big Easy does just as well and it much less hassle. As was said before, the seasoning is the biggest factor. You cant use sugar based seasonings with the BigEasy as the Infrered tends to burn the sugar. Very cool product.
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Here's a video of the Big Easy in use: http://www.bigeasythanksgiving.com/

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Buddy of mine at work just bought a BIG EASY last weeekend. He did a pork loin Sunday with it, came out great. He's going to do his Thanksgiving day bird with it.

BTW, he's a BIG BBQ fan, slow cooked,all day smoking, and he said the porkcame out just likeit had been cooking for 8 hours.
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Hi Guys: Thanks for all your responses. Great video as well. Think I will give it a try. Dwain
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I would have gone and bought one today if they had slimed Mark.
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the infra red unit works great and is alot less trouble than messin with the oil
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Mythbusters did the frozen turkey thing, and it did not explode, it did cause the oil to boil over.
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While we're talking turkey, someone told me to try this a few years ago and I'm sold on it forever. I buy a whole turkey preseasoned from the local cajun butcher. I just plop it into the roasting pan and uncovered put it into a 500 degree oven for 30 minutes. I remove it and reduce the heat to 375 degrees. Once the oven is at that temp i cover the turkey and put it in. Check it in about an hour or so and the "flag" might be popped up. This is for a 13-14 lb bird. It comes out juice, tender, and delicious. Try it once and you won't be sorry.
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