Two readers e-mailed today with questions about buying prepared turkeys for Thanksgiving.
Reader 1: Where to find a smoked turkey?
Reader 2: Where to find a deep fried turkey?
I direct readers to this story about where to buy a smoked turkey. The story is a few years old, but can at least steer you in the correct direction.
As for a deep fried turkey, I haven’t heard of any local restaurants or caterers selling those. Have you?
On the matter of fried, I’ve always fried my own. In fact, for the DIY crowd, I point you to this story about smoked, deep fried and rotisserie grilled turkey that fellow TNT staffer John Henrikson and I wrote last year (it was one of the stories that won our recent designation as one of the top 10 features sections in the country). John and I tested the recipes at my house on a rainy day in October last year. If you try our recipes, don’t forget to invite extra manpower to monitor the fire and vat of hot oil. The cooking techniques are a little on the dangerous side (and precisely why we like them).
Watch for the TNT Wednesday for our annual Thanksgiving package. This year it’s all about Thanksgiving with a Northwest twist. I collected recipes from Charlie McManus, William Mueller, Bryce Lamb, Diana Prine, Gordon Naccarato and other local chefs.