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Cooking turkey in a bag?

If you are particularly brave you can also deep fry an entire turkey. They sell special pots for this. Contrary to what you might be thinking the turkey is not greasy because deep frying is the best way to fry fish and meats: the hot oil seizes the meat, makes a protective coating and the oil doesn't seep in. YOu get greasier and higher fat count from sauteeing your food. The low heat allows the fat to be absorbed into the food. That's why your french fries are soggy when the oil isn't hot enough.

While I'm on the subject, when making fries you should always pat dry, blanch in oil, let cool and THEN deep fry potatoes. You will get crispy on the outside, moist on the inside to DIE FOR fries.

PS I was a chef for 15 years and was classically trained but worked in Pubs, Taverns, Reception Halls ect so have 10000001 cool (hot?) tips for cooking!!

Nov 24, 2006
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Cooking turkey in a bag?

Another way to insure juicy turkey is to take pats of butter and put them under the skin. I also put a whole raw onion inside the bird's cavity...smells great, tastes great and your guests will fight to have the prize onion. The onion, as it cooks lets off moisture which turns to steam, hence, moist juicy oniony goodness.

Nov 24, 2006
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Cooking turkey in a bag?

If you want the tastiest bird EVER make a brine solution (water, kosher salt and a touch of sugar) soak the bird overnight and cook as directed above (brown paper bag). Not only will the bird be tender and moist but it will be especially flavor full.

Nov 24, 2006
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Cooking turkey in a bag?

You can't use a plastic bag but I cook mine the way my 88 year old mom used to. Take a paper shopping bag, butter your bird (that sounds kinda kinky as I read it back, LOL) then put bird in paper bag which you depose in a baking pan. Your turkey will be moist inside and have a golden crispy exterior. ALso prevents the oven from gettin dirty. Just remember to open the paper bag (slit down middle with a knife) approx 15-20 minutes before the bird is done.

Nov 24, 2006
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Is it possible to make a lovely macadamia nut crusted fish fillet without wheat?

U can make them just with the crushed nuts. To make them stick either dip fish in egg first or make a paste of macadamia nuts with a food processor and use that to make stick. You can also use mayonnaise or dijon mustard...the possibilities are endless!!

If you insist on a replacement to the flour buy soy nuts (any fast food store has them for snacks) and grind finely. U can also use protein powder.

Nov 24, 2006
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