This is my first year to cook Thanksgiving dinner (well at least part of it). The Mister is going to cook the turkey and since we do not have a turkey fryer we had to buy one. I really had to twist The Misters's arm on this one. We went to Academy and we looked at the traditional fryers but for a good stainless steel pot instead of an aluminium one we had to pay an extra $50. We decided that $50 for the burner + $50 for a pot + the giant thing of peanut oil every time we had wanted to cook was a little too much. We found thins bad boy on sale for $79!!!
And as you can tell somebody was VERY happy.
(Ignore the ugly floors! We need to knock out a few walls before we lay new floors down.)
Basically all of that was to show you this!
We had to test out the fryer before T-day so we cooked a drunken chicken and it was so moist, and the skin was so crispy! Clean up was a cinch - everything is dishwasher save and the best part.... NO OIL TO RECYCLE OR DISPOSE OF!!!!! If you are in the market for a good fryer for your Thanksgiving turkey I recommend this 100%. I am not going to make health claims but I am assuming it is healthier (no oil and all). I have only found one thing that a traditional fryer has this beat and that is that you cannot boil crawfish in it but I can always borrow my Dad's for that right?
How are you preparing for Thanksgiving?