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What to fry after the turkery?

2slices Nov 12, 2009 07:41 AM

Been frying turkey for about 8 years now. Got that down pat, 2 smallish turkeys (more skin) for 14 people. In the past we throw in some thick cut fries and last year a duck. The duck was great and I got it to myself as everyone was fighting over skin on the turkey when the duck was done they had dispered.

Looking for other suggestions. Only stipulation is that it's got to be fairly quick so it can get to the table while the big bird is resting. Def gonna do duck again, but what about the other fryer.

Currently we wanna try battered onion rings and pork ribs. Any other ideas? Fritters of some sort?

  1. shaogo Nov 12, 2009 07:49 AM

    Mushroom/sage fritters with chopped onion and celery would go very, very nicely with turkey (I've only served these fritters with roast pork). Just take a berry/apple fritter recipe, omit sugar and fruit, and add sauteed minced onion, celery, sage, and duxelles (chopped mushrooms). We love fritters!

    Nobody ever makes deep-fried mushrooms any more! We dunk regular old white mushrooms in egg with tabasco and Worcestershire sauce in it. Dredge in corn flake crumbs and deep fry until done. For a decadent treat, top crispy-coated mushrooms with Bearnaise sauce.

    1. Pei Nov 12, 2009 08:56 AM

      If you have a mandoline, make homemade potato chips. Slice potatoes paper thin, soak them in iced water, dry on paper towels, and throw them in the fryer for about a minute. Take them out when they're a shade lighter than you want to eat, because they'll brown a little more as they cool. Salt immediately and bask in the ooohs and aaahs that you made something no one makes at home anymore.

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      1. re: Pei
        iluvcookies Nov 12, 2009 09:07 AM

        I second the potato chip idea. Sounds delicious!

        1. re: iluvcookies
          fourunder Nov 12, 2009 09:11 AM

          What......no Oreos?


          1. re: fourunder
            iluvcookies Nov 12, 2009 09:15 AM

            All out of Oreos, how about Twinkies or Snickers :)

            1. re: iluvcookies
              fourunder Nov 12, 2009 09:18 AM

              There aren't many State Fairs close to me......but the next time I see any of the three items available.....at a State Fair, Theme Park or Boardwalk.......I'm going to try them all if possible...

              1. re: fourunder
                LauraGrace Nov 12, 2009 10:14 AM

                Or deep-fried pepsi. :-x

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        fourunder Nov 12, 2009 09:02 AM

        Thins sliced and battered zucchini and eggplant topped with Parmagiano Reggiano.

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          unocal Nov 12, 2009 09:21 AM

          hushpuppies! i always liked fried zucchini too...and the mushrooms sound awesome shaogo!

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            LauraGrace Nov 12, 2009 10:17 AM

            How about something you can fry, then freeze and store for later use? I'm thinking egg rolls specifically but chimichangas or taquitos, or samosas, might also work.

            I'm a huge fan of the fritter idea. I wonder if you could deep-fry little balls of stuffing?

            1. 2slices Nov 12, 2009 12:45 PM

              Chips and mushroom / stuffing fritters sounds pretty great. Keep em coming, I'll let you know what we end up doing.

              Yaargh why is thanksgiving so far away!!

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                roro1831 Nov 12, 2009 12:49 PM

                Deep fried butter as made famous at the Texas State Fair this year

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