If you’ve ever been to the State Fair of Texas, I’m sure you’ve realized one very important thing about Texas cuisine: fried food is good. Just this year, I tried deep-fried cookie dough and a fried grilled cheese sandwich. I wanted to try deep-fried bacon, but the line was waaaaay too long. Texans like their fried stuff, including turkey.
Not that there’s anything wrong with fried turkey. It’s pretty tasty. The problem is that there’s also a lot of “Hey, y’all! Watch this!” moments around Thanksgiving. In the interest of not exploding your turkey and setting your roof on fire (as my cousin managed to do a couple of years ago) please watch the following videos, courtesy of Alton Brown.
Also, make sure your homeowners insurance premiums are paid up. That always helps.
Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving holiday, because we like turkey too. Our office will be closed November 26-29, 2009. We’ll reopen on November 30.