My husband told us this week that he wants to fry a turkey this Thanksgiving. We tried this a few years ago and it was a spectacular failure. After 4 hours in the fyer, the turkey was still pink. Pink, I tell you! To this day, we’re not exactly sure what went wrong because we thought that we followed all the directions. If we hadn’t agreed to put a “backup” turkey in the oven, then we would have been eating a meatless Thanksgiving Day meal.
I once had a boss who said if we were going to fail at something, let it be a spectacular failure. That way, everyone would know that we gave the effort everything we had, and then some. We certainly learned a few things from our last turkey frying attempt and we’ll be putting those lessons to use this year.
And I’ll be buying a second turkey, just in case.