Yes, you read that correctly. The Slager family fries a turkey (or two) each year to celebrate Thanksgiving.
I know. Fried food is not a healthy option. My boys come home to celebrate and it’s their favorite. We fry the turkey, and it’s AMAZING!
We enjoy this delicacy once a year. I advise you to do the same with whatever your favorites are. Thoroughly enjoy them. Our health walk is not one of deprivation. It is one of abundance and choice.
So many times we eat because it’s time. We eat because it’s there. We eat because we’re bored, stressed, sad, lonely, just because. We eat too much, and it’s not even that good.
This Thanksgiving, how about we eat because we are enjoying every delicious bite with gratitude. How about we eat slowly, stop BEFORE we are bursting at our seams, and focus on our relationships.
That being said, here are a few safety tips in case you’d like to attempt frying a turkey this year.
- Place your fryer away from any buildings to avoid a fire.
- Keep children and pets a safe distance from the frying area.
- Have your turkey at room temperature and dry off any moisture.
- Make sure your oil is the correct temperature to fry the turkey.
- SLOWLY lower the bird into the hot oil, and wear gloves. My husband spends several minutes lowering the turkey into the oil, so it doesn’t spatter or cause the oil to overflow.
- Check your time. Frying a turkey is a very quick way to cook it.
- Allow the turkey to rest once it’s cooked. By doing this, you don’t loose the juices.
Whatever foods you enjoy this Thanksgiving, I wish you the best. In case you’re wondering, we eat pumpkin pie too!
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“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” –Meister Eckhart