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On 2/10/2019 11:37 AM, jmcquown wrote:


Not a southern thing...It was just a short lived fad maybe 15
years ago. Do it once and not worth a repeat, imo. An oven
roasted turkey packed full of stuffing is more the Southern
tradition, imo. At least it is in my area.¬*

With me at least, one of the nice things about a thanksgiving or
Christmas turkey dinner is the nice smells in your house all day
as it cooks. With the deep-fryed outside in the yard, you lose
that.


I have had it¬* and it was okay. Not worth going out and buying the
equipment. The whole process scares me. I don't like the idea of
dropping something that big into a pot of hot oil over an open flame.
It is an accident waiting to happen. It doesn't help that the cooks
are usually half in the bag when they do it.


There's (allegedly) a method to not setting your house on fire if you're
going to deep fry a turkey.¬* First rule is, you fill the fryer or a same
size deep pot with water to where you think the oil should be.¬* Then you
immerse the turkey or something the same size and weight as the turkey
and see how much liquid splashes out.¬* If it splashes out, oh boy,
you're probably going to catch your house on fire.¬* Even if not, you'll
have a huge mess of wasted oil to clean up.

Jill ---not interested in deep fried turkey


I've done it twice. Good, but a lot of work and oil. I had the pot and
burner out on the lawn.
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On 2/10/2019 12:18 PM, Pamela wrote:


I agree. A barbeque can be fun but it rarely produces better food than
cooked indoors.


Better is just opinion. Both can produce excellent food and they are
different.
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On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 14:10:03 -0500, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 2/10/2019 12:18 PM, Pamela wrote:


I agree. A barbeque can be fun but it rarely produces better food than
cooked indoors.


Better is just opinion. Both can produce excellent food and they are
different.


Excellent is also opinion.
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On 2019-02-10 2:10 p.m., Ed Pawlowski wrote:
On 2/10/2019 12:18 PM, Pamela wrote:


I agree.¬* A barbeque can be fun but it rarely produces better food than
cooked indoors.


Better is just opinion.¬* Both can produce excellent food and they are
different.


We cook on the gas BBQ almost exclusively from May through to September
and usually have excellent meals.



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On 10-Feb-2019, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 2/10/2019 11:37 AM, jmcquown wrote:


Not a southern thing...It was just a short lived fad maybe 15
years ago. Do it once and not worth a repeat, imo. An oven
roasted turkey packed full of stuffing is more the Southern
tradition, imo. At least it is in my area.¬*

With me at least, one of the nice things about a thanksgiving or
Christmas turkey dinner is the nice smells in your house all day
as it cooks. With the deep-fryed outside in the yard, you lose
that.


I have had it¬* and it was okay. Not worth going out and buying the
equipment. The whole process scares me. I don't like the idea of
dropping something that big into a pot of hot oil over an open flame.
It is an accident waiting to happen. It doesn't help that the cooks
are usually half in the bag when they do it.


There's (allegedly) a method to not setting your house on fire if you're

going to deep fry a turkey.¬* First rule is, you fill the fryer or a
same
size deep pot with water to where you think the oil should be.¬* Then
you
immerse the turkey or something the same size and weight as the turkey
and see how much liquid splashes out.¬* If it splashes out, oh boy,
you're probably going to catch your house on fire.¬* Even if not, you'll

have a huge mess of wasted oil to clean up.

Jill ---not interested in deep fried turkey


I've done it twice. Good, but a lot of work and oil. I had the pot and
burner out on the lawn.

For a number of years, I had a friend/co-worker, originally from Arkansas,
who fried a turkey every year for Thanksgiving and, occasionally another at
other times. He always raved about them. For Thanksgiving 2017, I bought a
deep-fried turkey from Popeye's (the chicken place). It was excellent - on
of, it not the best turkeys I've ever eaten. I may do it again sometime.

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On 19:10 10 Feb 2019, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 2/10/2019 12:18 PM, Pamela wrote:


I agree. A barbeque can be fun but it rarely produces better food than
cooked indoors.


Better is just opinion. Both can produce excellent food and they are
different.


Many people enjoy a BBQ but, in my experience, they are fooling themselves
if they think they're getting better tasting food.

Maybe the event, the commotion, the smoke, the inevitable alcohol, the
socialising, perhaps a pool, the outdoors air, etc takes their mind off
the sometimes indifferent, and perhaps not well cooked, food.

I have had some good BBQs but the taste of the same food would very often be
better, in absolute terms, cooked in a kitchen.

No one would say the actual food at a picnic is better than at a dining
table but the event and its setting probably compensates. Same for a BBQ.
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On 2019-02-10 3:45 p.m., Pamela wrote:
On 19:10 10 Feb 2019, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 2/10/2019 12:18 PM, Pamela wrote:


I agree. A barbeque can be fun but it rarely produces better food than
cooked indoors.


Better is just opinion. Both can produce excellent food and they are
different.


Many people enjoy a BBQ but, in my experience, they are fooling themselves
if they think they're getting better tasting food.


Really?? They are fooling themselves if the think the food is better?
That's one of the dumbest things you have said here.
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On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 16:15:52 -0500, Dave Smith
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On 2019-02-10 3:45 p.m., Pamela wrote:
On 19:10 10 Feb 2019, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 2/10/2019 12:18 PM, Pamela wrote:


I agree. A barbeque can be fun but it rarely produces better food than
cooked indoors.


Better is just opinion. Both can produce excellent food and they are
different.


Many people enjoy a BBQ but, in my experience, they are fooling themselves
if they think they're getting better tasting food.


Really?? They are fooling themselves if the think the food is better?
That's one of the dumbest things you have said here.


No, he has a point. Men like to muck around with fire, especially in
the wild and woolly environment that is the suburban backyard. But
whether they cook the food well is another matter, especially if
they're barbeklutzing in a beer fog.
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Pamela wrote:
On 19:10 10 Feb 2019, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 2/10/2019 12:18 PM, Pamela wrote:


I agree. A barbeque can be fun but it rarely produces better food than
cooked indoors.


Better is just opinion. Both can produce excellent food and they are
different.


Many people enjoy a BBQ but, in my experience, they are fooling themselves
if they think they're getting better tasting food.

Maybe the event, the commotion, the smoke, the inevitable alcohol, the
socialising, perhaps a pool, the outdoors air, etc takes their mind off
the sometimes indifferent, and perhaps not well cooked, food.

I have had some good BBQs but the taste of the same food would very often be
better, in absolute terms, cooked in a kitchen.

No one would say the actual food at a picnic is better than at a dining
table but the event and its setting probably compensates. Same for a BBQ.


Probably true. I know lots of guys that proudly make bbq that is waay
too smoked. Tastes like drippings from an old stove pipe of a wood
burning stove. With smoke, more is not always better.

Some do get it just right, and if they also got a decent piece of meat
to begin with, it can be excellent.








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On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 20:45:57 GMT, Pamela
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Many people enjoy a BBQ but, in my experience, they are fooling themselves
if they think they're getting better tasting food.

Maybe the event, the commotion, the smoke, the inevitable alcohol, the
socialising, perhaps a pool, the outdoors air, etc takes their mind off
the sometimes indifferent, and perhaps not well cooked, food.

I have had some good BBQs but the taste of the same food would very often be
better, in absolute terms, cooked in a kitchen.


Perhaps you've only had mediocre foods. If you try a nicely cooked
Spatchcocked chicken or a rib eye on the rotisseries or brisket from
the smoker you may see some foods can be better.

Even a natural casing hot dog is better off the grill than anything
you can do in the house.

Again, many other things are just personal preference. You can make
excellent corn on the cob in the microwave, but the corn off the grill
is very different. You may prefer one over the other.
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On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 06:12:05 +1100, Bruce
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On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 14:10:03 -0500, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 2/10/2019 12:18 PM, Pamela wrote:


I agree. A barbeque can be fun but it rarely produces better food than
cooked indoors.


Better is just opinion. Both can produce excellent food and they are
different.


Excellent is also opinion.


More than anything how food turns out is up to the one who actually
cooks it... a steak doesn't give a rat's ass whether it's cooked
indoors or outdoors. An awful lot of so-called celebrity chefs have
proven to me many times that they can't cook a lick. With 99% of
those FoodTV chefs if not for their kitchen crew behind the scenes
they couldn't operate a roach coach. As soon as I see how they handle
cutlery I know they don't belong in a kitchen... I've seen no more
than two who can carve a roast... Yan and Pepin are the only two who
know to handle cutlery... I'd say Martin Yan is a far better cook....
I owned a 5 star eatery I'd rather employ one Martin Yan than ten
Pepins.
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On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 14:48:21 -0500, Dave Smith
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On 2019-02-10 2:10 p.m., Ed Pawlowski wrote:
On 2/10/2019 12:18 PM, Pamela wrote:


I agree.* A barbeque can be fun but it rarely produces better food than
cooked indoors.


Better is just opinion.* Both can produce excellent food and they are
different.


We cook on the gas BBQ almost exclusively from May through to September
and usually have excellent meals.


TIAD doesn't give a rat's ass where one cooks... and to date no one
here has seen anything you've claimed to have cooked. I'm positive
that there is no big niece, big niece is your spouce, you and big
niece live on fast food drive thru.,,, so long as you two bar hopping
o'beasties are happy.
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