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Why not fry a turkey on a portable induction stove?

There's no reason you can't use a portable induction ring, as long as you can find one with the power to heat up a big pot of oil and keep it at the right temperature. The challenge you'll have is ...
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Swollen meat packages (modified atmosphere packaging)

Now you've punctured it you don't have a week. It was packaged in a protective atmosphere, & you've broken the seal… not to mention, of course, that if it was continuing to increase in pressure, a ...
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Is the green button on this frozen young turkey breast to be removed before being cooked in a slow cooker?

That looks to me like a pop-out turkey thermometer, yes; it's basically a spring-loaded plunger that's stuck to itself with a food-safe adhesive that, at a certain temperature, unsticks, which means ...
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How to cook a Turkey in the Microwave?

Ok, I‘ll bite. While according to Today.com Butterball posted a recipe, my contradicting answer is You don’t. At least not when you want a whole bird with crisp skin. Like this: (Source) The ...
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Is it safe to smoke a 20lb turkey?

The main concern with smoking large whole turkeys is that heat may not get into the cavity, so the inside may not get up to temperature fast enough. When you spatchcock a turkey the heat can get to ...
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After the first 30 minutes of water thawing my 20 pound turkey, I discovered water had leaked into the wrapper. What can I do to save it?

It's not a problem that some water leaked into the bag. You could leave as is or remove the plastic altogether. This is not a safety issue or a quality issue. Temperature is the most important ...
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turkey with beautiful browned skin that doesn't stick to the meat

When it's in a bag, the steam produced during roasting is trapped. A layer of steam occurs between the skin and the meat, separating the skin from the meat. The same process happens when cooking ...
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What do I do if my turkey is done way too early?

If possible I'd remove it from the oven and slice it up and put it in the fridge to cool it down as fast as possible to stop the cooking. When closer to serving, just reheat the meat. You can pour ...
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Why not fry a turkey on a portable induction stove?

Sheer power is an issue. The lowest-power "turkey fryer" models I can find are 38000 BTU (example). That's equal to 10500 Watts. It's true that induction is far more efficient than flame-...
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What is the packet of stuff inside a package of ground turkey?

Where I live most prepackaged meats come with a kind of fluids sponge or mat. Those can be part of the packaging, can be clearly recognizable mats between the meat and the packaging, or it can be a ...
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When's the best time to buy a Thanksgiving turkey?

It all depends what you want: Best quality: Fresh, organic, heritage turkey. Order now, pick up maximum 1 week beforehand Good quality, reasonable price: Frozen organic turkey. Buy now Good quality, ...
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Can frozen raw meat be defrosted and frozen again

It's perfectly safe if the turkey wasn't kept in the danger zone for longer than the maximum recommended time. If it was kept appropriately cold for the minimal amount of time possible, there's ...
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Why should I put a whole onion in the turkey fryer?

Having done this several times in the past - it is to make the oil flavoured. Like the comments have said that one onion doesn't seem to be enough, and frankly it isn't. I typically use 2, and remove ...
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Recipes of Turkish drinks in Voltaire's Novel

First, let me clarify a linguistic point: Nowadays, both words "sherbet" and "sorbet" have entered the English language as loanwords. They both describe frozen desserts, and I have ...
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I have two days to thaw a 16 pound turkey; Can I start thawing it in cold water, and do the rest in the fridge?

It's fine to thaw for a few (or several) hours under cold water and then put it in the refrigerator. Just keep the water cold and refrigerate immediately upon removing the turkey from the water. The ...
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How do I keep a longer lasting heat?

I'm going to assume that you are smoking with charcoal as electric smokers don't really have trouble with fluctuating temperature. Plan on needing to add charcoal every couple of hours during the ...
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Accidentally bought a "butter basted" turkey. Can/should I still brine it?

Pre-basted turkey is indeed already brined. You can double check this by looking on the ingredient list of the turkey packaging and you should see a salt or vinegar solution listed. You can still ...
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For kosher thanksgiving roasted turkey, is oil a good substitute for butter for brushing the turkey?

I'm not expert on Kosher thing, but what about using chicken schmaltz?
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When's the best time to buy a Thanksgiving turkey?

Most turkeys sold in the United States for Thanksgiving are frozen. It simply is not feasible for meat processors to process the huge spike in turkeys for the holiday and provide everyone a fresh ...
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Tips on cooking Christmas dinner for large group

We did the best turkey ever on Thanksgiving. Butterflying was the key http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/11/butterfiled-roast-turkey-with-gravy-recipe.html. It cuts down massively on oven time, ...
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What do I do if my turkey is done way too early?

If you have the oven space available (ie, you aren't using it for something else), you can wrap it in foil, and keep it in a low oven. The breast meat may end up overcooking, but if you give most ...
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How does "Infra-red" frying work?

Infrared refers to the region of the electromagnetic spectrum comprised by wavelengths of about 1 and 100 microns. As you said it lies just aside the reddish part of the visible spectrum (called ...
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Is it too dangerous to smoke a stuffed turkey?

I've had delicious hot smoked/grilled turkey, which was brined first (not stuffed). However, stuffing always becomes a problem with turkey. Whether you smoke, or cook in the oven, you are going to ...
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How much and what seasoning to should I use in a turkey brine?

Before I try to answer some of your core question with my best from the gut answer, I want to address a bit of an issue with the question itself. Since I am the author of the question and answer upon ...
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Can a frozen turkey be "fresh"?

Good Eats actually had something on this many years ago, as effectively turkeys aren't just water, so it doesn't freeze at the same point at water. Copying/reformatting from the Good Eats Fan Page ...
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Turkey crown cooked to temperature but pink juices after resting

The color of the “juices” is not an exact indicator of whether food was cooked to/held at a safe temperature. If the thermometer is accurate and was properly placed, then that’s what you should trust....
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Turkey vs Chicken broth

Turkey fat will emulsify into the water at a lower temperature than chicken fat, so one key to clear turkey broth is to be careful to NOT boil it. You want an occasional burble, no more. Also, the ...
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How to cook ground turkey so it remains more clumpy and chunky?

How to do this partially depends on the way your turkey is ground and how loose or tight it ends up in the package, and whether you want to add flavors to it. If the ground turkey is tightly packed ...
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Tray to hold a big turkey

That's a big bird! I'd recommend buying something like the Nordic Ware Commercial Baker's Sheet, or picking something large off the list of Turkey Roasting Trays available on the linked list. ...
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Fluids in a turkey

Beer is about 95% water, so it's not that important to worry about the alcohol's boiling point— you can pretty much say that the beer will boil at 100ºC and ignore the alcohol. An oven is an enclosed ...
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