How are you preparing your thanksgiving turkey this year

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  1. Roasted

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  2. Smoked

    36.4%
  3. From a restaurant

    10.2%
  4. Deep Fried

    22.7%
  5. Other

    11.4%
  1. Truman

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    Also, if you have an annoying family that insists on roasting the whole bird instead of spatchcock- the upside down method works really well. Keeps the white meat moist
     
  2. ashy larry

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  3. IvanTheTerrible

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    Picked deep fried. But my family usually does a spatchcocked one as well (The best way to cook a turkey IMO).
     
  4. TC

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    Microwave in tinfoil
     
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  5. lfriend

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    Ask your mom lmao
     
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  6. ashy larry

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    crock pot (upside down method)

    low and slow babbyyyyy
     
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  7. Bishop

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    1 smoked and 1 fried. Like the smoked for leftovers.
     
  8. ashy larry

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  9. HotMic

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    We’re going to my parents, and my mom roasts her turkey. We also have ham and smoked deer loin wrapped in bacon.
     
  10. fattus

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    My niece ordered from Whole Foods so whatever they do.
     
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  11. Dump

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    I’m sorry
     
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  12. Daniel Ocean

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    roasted wrapped in bacon my wife has imo perfected her technique.
     
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  13. kennypowers

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    Traeger because it’s easy af
     
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  14. Tro lo lo

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    Can't handle another year of my parent's braised turkey. Doing a spatchcocked, cured, and roasted turkey with Simon and Garfunkel rub.
     
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  15. CF3234

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    2 Cajun fried turkeys.
     
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  16. Toast

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  17. Norm Peterson

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    Hawaiian brine, citrus/herb butter, smoke it
     
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  18. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Can you dry brine the day before or is it too late? We have so much going on my wife misread the directions.
     
  19. Tiffin

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    Yes. I've dry brined steaks just overnight before.
     
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  20. Tiffin

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    Fwiw I watched this the other day and am not convinced dry brine on a turkey is the move. Seems basting is more important. May try the upside down method this year.

     
  21. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I let my wife try and handle it but we don’t even have anything to cook the damn bird on in the oven or any ingridents. She just thought she could put them on late tonight after kid went to bed and it would fine.
     
  22. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Fuck. We don’t have any of the stuff to dry brine, spatchcock or cook the turkey. She said she was gonna go get it all later tonight. Gonna call Ragin Cajun when they open and see if they have extra Cajun fried turkey for sale. She does this all the time. She’ll get all excited about cooking something new and leave me out of the loop and I find out last minute and have to scramble to fix it. Every. Damn. Time.
     
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  23. poor paul

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    if only she knew when Thanksgiving was going to be this wouldn't have happened.
     
  24. Hoss Bonaventure

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    No concept of timing whatsoever. Thinks everything is like a couple of hours and it’s fine. Smoking meat is her worst enemy cause she wants to pull it after a few hours and it’s still raw
     
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  25. IV

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    Gonna watch my FIL do it cuz he’s the shit
     
  26. ned's head

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    Going to do a roasted turkey breast with blueberries since it's just the wife and toddler
     
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  27. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Thank god for Ragin Cajun. Trashing this turkey and doing what we should have done from the start. I didn’t even think about it but we can’t fit a spatchcock turkey in our fridge. It’s too small. You can’t fit a pizza box or baking sheet in there.
     
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  28. Hoss Bonaventure

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    my first attempt at brining and spatchcocking a turkey
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  29. Lyrtch

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    dont just waste the turkey cause yall fucked up man
     
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  30. Carl Brutananadilewski

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  31. Truman

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    You could have spatchcocked it after the brine and before you put it in the oven.
     
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  32. Dump

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  33. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I don’t have anywhere to put it. I don’t have anything to put it in that would fit in the freezer. I don’t even know if I would have liked dry brined sparchcocked turkey anyway. I only like Cajun fried turkey and smoked turkey legs. I don’t eat regular oven roasted turkey.
     
  34. Lyrtch

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    i'd have roasted it and ended up with endless leftovers i'd end up freezing a bunch of
     
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  35. Hoss Bonaventure

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    See above. I won’t eat regular oven roasted turkey ever. I just eat ham instead.
     
  36. Lyrtch

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    smh
     
  37. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I’ve posted it in other thread before but here’s why Hoss won’t eat most turkey.
    -As a child my grandmother would do a traditional oven roasted turkey that was the driest thing on the planet. I would have to always be forced to take a bite of it and that’s all because I hated it.
    -My mother took over thanksgiving and would order a smoked turkey from a local bbq place. My mother only eats meat well done. Has to be burned (same as her mom and dad were). So she’d buy a full cooked smoked turkey and put it in the microwave when she cut it up and nuke it until all the meat was white. No pink. I never like turkey until I had a smoked turkey leg at BBBQ bike rally and then tried a fried one.
     
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  38. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I’ve posted this before but I also never had a decent steak that wasn’t burned well done until I was with an ex and she had me order a medium one. I was in my mid 20’s and thought all steaks sucked until then.
     
  39. Corky Bucek

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    Hoss Bonaventure you should have just ordered a pizza and skipped Thanksgiving.
     
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  40. Hoss Bonaventure

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    We got the fried turkey we always get fortunately. I don’t know why we tried to fuck with perfection. If not we would have just ordered out from somewhere though. I don’t give a shit just trying to help her deal with the non-big family holidays since they all live over 10 hours away and don’t come here so I’ll be damned if I go there
     
  41. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I did get mad and cancelled Christmas. Probably gonna catch some shit for that
     
  42. toddzo

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    All you need are kitchen shears and salt man
     
  43. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Didn’t have either or anything to roast it on or put it back in the fridge on once dried and brined. A baking sheet won’t fit on our fridge shelves. We had it In sous vide liner.
     
  44. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Thing was $4 at HEB and became more of a headache to deal with at the last minute than it’s worth.
     
  45. Tobias

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    buy a fryer
     
  46. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Have one. No room when we moved back to Houston at our old place and not driving over 20 hours to get it. Infrared air fryer
     
  47. Tobias

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    pussy lol
     
  48. Hoss Bonaventure

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    And not buying one to use once a year on something I can buy that’s better than I could ever cook.
     
  49. bigpig

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    I'm deep-frying the bastard.

    Delicious every time.