Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner!
November 29, 2008 § 4 Comments
Well, Thanksgiving has past and I’m thankful that I didn’t gain 10 pounds the day after! Just a quick report on the fried turkeys. We ended up frying two 12 lb turkeys, one was an organic turkey from Costco and the other, my usual and dependable Butterball. Both cost around the same price, I think.
The turkey in the back is the organic with a Cajun rub. The front is the Butterball with a salt, ground pepper, paprika and Thyme rub.
I forgot to take a picture of the Butterball because by the second fry, we were all starving and and I was working hard to get everything else on the table. But here’s the organic and the Butterball looked similar.
Results: both were fried for the exact recommended amount of time (as per instructions) but the Butterball was by far the better turkey. The organic turkey’s breast was dry and the drumsticks were just so-so, and the rub didn’t penetrate the meat as much. The Butterball was moist and tender with great flavor, just like what I’ve read a fried turkey should taste like. Lesson learned. Now I know why I stick to Butterballs every year. Thank goodness we got the Butterball or else we would have been sorely dissapointed with frying.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!