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What’s the best way to cook a turkey?

Asked at Checkers, 2300 Louisiana St. on November 22, 2011

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“We’re buying a turkey and a supplement. I’m thinking of brining this year — I like to try something new each time. I’m going to make it look like that Thanksgiving picture — all-American.”

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“Roast it in the oven.”

Photo of Robert Janssen

“The best way is to bake it in the oven with lots of butter — or do what I’m doing and make steak.”

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“I wouldn’t know — I always leave it to my sister-in-law.”

Comments

My_Life 2 years, 5 months ago

Wow, Sun City. That brings back a lot of good memories from the "oilfield trash" days. Looking back, it was one of the best times of my_life. We even drilled with a triple in them thar gyp hills. Rig roads through miles of red mud and the only way in and out was hitched to the back of a Cat. Huntin, fishin, and drinkin non-stop. Indyan wasn't around back then.

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riverdrifter 2 years, 5 months ago

Has anybody tried one of the oil-less turkey friers? Consumer input needed.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

"What’s the best way to cook a turkey?" Clamp it!!

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BeeBee3 2 years, 5 months ago

Best way to "cook a Thanksgiving turkey?" Let it live.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 5 months ago

Here's some nostalgia for you and prospector, autie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWCiBM... The video was actually made two years ago to the day. My son shot it over Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 as a school project.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Honestly, I stuff my turkey with supplements and steroids, put it on the roof and let it bake naturally in the sun, like John Boner.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Fire it out of a cannon. Or ask Ronaldo about his country butt ribs, then cook the turkey the same way.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 5 months ago

Just don't use Google maps to get there, Autie. It landed my husband and I out by the landfill at midnight.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

Which Sun City road? As all roads lead to Sun City. Or so they told me, I didn't know; it was dark out at the time and I'd been drinking.

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prospector 2 years, 5 months ago

With gas on the Sun City Road.

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Kaw_Valley_Kid 2 years, 5 months ago

cut it apart! cook the dark meat to 175 or more and the white meat to 165.

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g_rock 2 years, 5 months ago

It is always best cooked by someone else!

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BABBOY 2 years, 5 months ago

To buy pizza instead.

(Actually, while I prefer other typres of meats, we are going to try smoke it this year on the smoker and slow cook it)

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

My 15 pound bird is planning on becoming part of the "occupy smoker" movement.

I'm glad I was not a Pilgrim. I'm really glad I was not a short Pilgrim.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 5 months ago

Although me sister will be providing the turkey for this year's family gathering (see above comment) my own preferred method is to butter the heck out of the carcass, sprinkle it all over with poultry seasoning and bake it in a baking bag. You don't get the crispy skin but it falls off the bone and I really hate dry turkey.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

Now some of you are just on it this morning. You know who you are. Feelin a little spark.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 5 months ago

If meat isn't cooked on the smoker, it isn't worth eating.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

I have to go with DIST on this one. I happen to have a big chunk of a dead apple tree just waiting for me to put it in the fire. Note to self...cut up and soak chunks in water tonight. Note to Self, tell Withey to keep the ball up high; spin and dunk.

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Gandalf 2 years, 5 months ago

What’s the best way to cook a turkey?

Watching the republican debates!

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 5 months ago

"Hey, what's feathery and bubbly and scratches on glass and gobbles like crazy?"

The nine-fingered grey goose?

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My_Life 2 years, 5 months ago

On a wooden cross over an open fire with seasoning spikes. thank you What a beautiful day it's gonna be.

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Blessed4x 2 years, 5 months ago

Once you've brined, you'll never go back.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

As long as it ends up looking, smelling and tasting like ham I don't care how it's cooked!

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Bill Lee 2 years, 5 months ago

I cooking for only one, so I'll probably put a turkey breast in my crock pot with some sweet potatoes. I'll make mashed potatoes and dressing to go along with it. There will also be something with cranberries in it. That should be more than enough for one old man.

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BMI 2 years, 5 months ago

Once your mom is gone, the best way still isn't like it should be. No matter how good it tastes. Here's to all the Mothers, wives and others who perfect this holiday year after year.

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riverdrifter 2 years, 5 months ago

For Thanksgiving, I'm a traditionalist: oven roasted with sage dressing and gravy from heaven made by my Sis...

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psycho_theclown 2 years, 5 months ago

cook it? Anyone can eat cooked meat. I say eat it raw!!!!!

and then let me know how it goes.

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 5 months ago

Slow smoked with apple wood is hard to beat.

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

I cooked a "Thespian" once......

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

I do not cook food. Particularly, Turkeys, of the avian nature. However, some have rumored that Odeo has been a great cook of many blends, even red phosphorus, not true. That is a bad rumor and I vehemently deny such a rumor. That crap is for the "Stu's" crowd. Is that Sh*thole even open now? - Probably asking the wrong people on that one if you can read.

However. I have been known to "light up" some dummy - Turkey - with my #10 goose-gun if needed.

I have never done drugs....

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budwhysir 2 years, 5 months ago

one bottle at a time, when its wild...

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thebcman 2 years, 5 months ago

Have your wife do it while you're on the sofa drinking beer and watching football.

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Antonym 2 years, 5 months ago

Hey, what's feathery and bubbly and scratches on glass and gobbles like crazy? A turkey in a microwave.

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Antonym 2 years, 5 months ago

In a sealed bag with bourbon in a roaster pan.

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jackpot 2 years, 5 months ago

Till it's done. I use a set it and forget it. Turning till golden brown

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