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How To Cook A Turkey

Updated on November 25, 2008

Introduction to Cooking Turkey

How To Cook A Turkey

Here were going to talk about various ways you can cook a turkey and while a turkey is great for Thanksgiving or Christmas you really should consider this tasty bird for other times of the year also. In fact with all the great ways there are to cook a turkey including deep frying there is no reason that your family shouldn't enjoy turkey through out the year. Let me give you a few words of caution here though. If your going to deep fry a turkey be sure you check out our deep fried turkey section below.  

Follow These Tips For Deep-Frying A Turkey

Deep Fried Turkey: Cajun Style Recipe

Deep Fried Turkey: Cajun Style Recipe

Deep Frying A Turkey

First let me tell you that Deep Fried Turkey is one of the most delicious things you will ever eat but you need to read our saftey tips and I would strongly suggest you watch the associated video.

Saftey Tips For Deep Frying A Turkey

1. Make Sure That Your Turkey Is Completly Thawed Before You Attempt To Deep Fry It.

2. Your Turkey Deep Fryer Should Be Out Doors And Well Away From Your House And Out Buildings. Think Saftey. What Could The Turkey Fryer Catch On Fire In Case Of A Accident.

3. Have A Fire Extenguisher Handy In Case Of A Accident. Handy Here Means It Should Be Setting 15 To 20 Feet Away So It Can Be Reached Easily.

The Recipe For The Deep Fried Cajun Turkey Is Simply Wonderful. Try It And See What You Think.

My Family Simply Loves Deep Fried Turkey And We Even Got People Eating Deep Fried Turkey That Did Not Like Regular Baked Turkey. Keep In Mind You Can Also Deep Fry Turkey Legs And Turkey Breasts. Deep Fried Turkey Breasts Are Simply Wonderful. Just Remember To Follow The Saftey Tips Associated With This Article.  

How-to make a Turkey Waldorf Salad

Turkey Fruit Salad

Delicious Turkey Salad

Don't you always wonder what to do with that left over turkey. Well we have a recipe for you that is simply delicious. You will need a food processor to make this recipe for it to turn out exactly right.

2 Pounds Of Deboned Skinless Turkey

1/3 Cup Celery Cut Into Small Pieces

1/3 Cup Sweet Onion Cut Into Small Pieces

1/4 Cup Mayonaise

2 Tablespoons Mustard

Salt And Pepper To Taste

Add your turkey you have cut into small pieces into your food processor and grind it up. Then add your celery , onion , mayonaise , mustard and salt and pepper to taste. When you have everything well blended scrape it out into a bowl or container with a lid.You have just made some of the best turkey salad you will ever eat.

Turkey Monsters using your turkey salad.

You will want a loaf of your favorite sliced bread.

Spread margarine or butter on one side of your bread and place a large spoon of turkey salad in the center of that slice of bread. Place your bread on a baking pan with the buttered side against the pan. Take a spoon or knife and spread out the turkey salad to cover all that slice of bread. Over that place a slice of munster cheese. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted. Remove from heat and place your sandwich bottoms with the meted cheese on them to the side. Now you want to repeat spreading butter or margarine onto bread and place that side of the bread down on a baking sheet and allow the bread to toast in the oven. When the bread is toasted remove it from the oven and place a slice over the top of each of your sandwich bottoms. If you have a large enough pan you can finish everything in one step instead of two. This is one of the best turkey salad sandwiches you will ever eat.  

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    • James Peters profile image

      James Timothy Peters 

      5 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      It's so nice to know that A GREAT HUB such as this is easy to get to. If I have any questions, or if a minor problem arrives, I'm going to use this HUB as a reference!

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      Need Help! 

      8 years ago

      I also thought about cooking it breast side down. My other problem is the other turkey in the freezer....it is 40 lbs and will likely be cooked for Christmas....not sure how to go about it...thought maybe the overnight cooking method only at a higher temperature....by my calculations it would take 10 + hours to cook it....

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Yes keep foil over the exposed part while you cook it. Use wooden toothpicks to attach in case you can't keep it attached other wise.

    • profile image

      Need Help! 

      8 years ago

      I have a whole turkey that has no skin on the breast....any suggestions for keeping it moist during roasting?

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      Mike 

      8 years ago

      Love the site. Good call on the fire extinguisher; I learned that one the hard way.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      9 years ago from East Coast , United States

      The Sweet Onion is a purple bermuda sweet onion that you can find in almost any grocery store.

      You can find a bottle of Cajun Marinade in most grocery stores and it will come with a needle for injection. You want to inject the marinade into your turkey at least 4 hours before you cook it and overnight is fine. Chef Williams is the brand of marinade and injector available here but there are several differnt brands nation wide. I have tried several differnt brands of the marinade and I have never tasted one that didn't make the turkey taste wonderful. Maybe some one else has a great marinade recipe. But it must be made so it can be injected into the turkey for the best flavor.

    • madhavisb profile image

      madhavisb 

      9 years ago from New Delhi

      :) Do you have a recipe for the Cajun Deep Fried Turkey ? Wouldnt mind trying it out. You mention sweet onion in the ingredients, what is that?

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      9 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I don't know about the restaurant in question but I can tell you that Cajun Deep Fried Turkey is one of the best things I have ever tasted.

    • madhavisb profile image

      madhavisb 

      9 years ago from New Delhi

      I saw a programme on discovery travel and living about a rather famous restaurant called Jive Turkey in Brooklyn, New York that served fried turkey? There are some rather awful reviews of it but the discovery channel chappie was practically dying over his turkey with bliss, has anyone eaten there?

    • sexyblonde4u profile image

      sexyblonde4u 

      9 years ago

      Great information and a great hub. I've had the turkey monster sandwich and it is delicious.

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