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Poll: Turkey tastes best when:
  • 33.5% - baked 1331
  • 30.5% - deep-fried 1213
  • 26% - smoked 1035
  • 6% - not eaten (I’m a vegetarian) 237
  • 4% - it’s undergone some cooking procedure not listed here (comments, please!) 160
3976 votes

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Bgrant


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Cooked in a Dutch Oven. ツ

wingedsurfgirl


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I bake it... But I also stuff it with rosemary and thyme. Yummmmm.

waterdogs


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Grilled.

ckeilah


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drakethegreat


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Did you peepz think it meant what you can make? Deep-fried and Smoked are on a whole different level from Baked.

caseycat


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I appreciate that props were given to us vegetarians! We got our very own answer option! W00t!

ltf217


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ltf217

roasted. although I heard deep fried is the way to go. hope to try it this year!

chrisville37


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when it's still gobbling

thearbiter


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I like to take leftover turkey, chop it up, throw it in a frying pan, and add ludicrous amounts of gravy. Simmer until the turkey absorbs all of the gravy. So gooooood.

bblhed


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ltf217 wrote:roasted. although I heard deep fried is the way to go. hope to try it this year!


What this person said, there is no better way to soon a bird of any kind than on a spit over an open fire.

thedoctor


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When it is stuffed with a duck, which itself is stuffed with a chicken. Turducken, yo!

ngibson


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I'm going to venture a guess that a large portion of the 'baked' population hasn't tried deep fried or smoked.

losbradley


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thearbiter wrote:I like to take leftover turkey, chop it up, throw it in a frying pan, and add ludicrous amounts of gravy. Simmer until the turkey absorbs all of the gravy. So gooooood.



Sounds yummy! With leftover stuffing? Now I'm drooling...

wickedd365


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Covered in bacon

IAmGood


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It has been years since we have had a roasted turkey. We have been frying for at least five years and smoking for three years. Now we do both, very few leftovers.

dlcarst77


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Leftover, cold on some delicious bread with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and some good mustard.

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natedogg828


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dlcarst77 wrote:Leftover, cold on some delicious bread with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and some good mustard.



and hopefully there is some leftover stuffing to toss on that sandwich

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spiralspeaker11


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Stuffed with aromatics and roasted.

fossa4


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barbecued.

fox016


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wrapped in bacon

stnkyjoe


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Can you tell the pollsters don't cook? You don't bake a turkey, you roast it. I love turkey roasted, fried, smoked. Mostly I love it stuffed!

olperfesser


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Roasted, not baked with a couple of pieces of bacon on top. But I agree with bblhed, on a spit. My grill has such an attachment, and with a smaller turkey I would just let it spin and cook in its own juices.

JayBofMA


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ROASTED!

polezrael


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Baked after brining is amazing. I definitely recommend it!

zingriffy


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Turkeys are ROASTED not baked.

robertwooddellweaver


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stnkyjoe wrote:Can you tell the pollsters don't cook? You don't bake a turkey, you roast it. I love turkey roasted, fried, smoked. Mostly I love it stuffed!



Yeah, I'd go for a language check. Some chef's use them interchangeably, with roasting meat, poultry, and vegetables, while baking seafood. Other use them to indicate temperature, where baking indicates <300 (or <350) and roasting higher, with more rapid and pronounced Maillard reactions.

Perhaps they meant a turkey prepared over an EasyBake(tm) Oven.

eholling


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I have never had a more juicy, flavorful turkey than one that has been deep fried. Seriously, for those of you who voted baked, you're either trying to be traditional (which I can respect), or you've never had one fried. Succulent.

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Sheena3745


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Covered on cajun seasoning & a bit of parmesan cheese, *then* on bacon, *then* roast it.

rainger


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thedoctor wrote:When it is stuffed with a duck, which itself is stuffed with a chicken. Turducken, yo!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xc5wIpUenQ

Ktodd


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The turkey needs to be brined before cooking. I prefer to roast the turkey.

sharkbiteax


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ngibson wrote:I'm going to venture a guess that a large portion of the 'baked' population hasn't tried deep fried or smoked.



Dead on @ngibson. They're only answering what they know, either that or they tasted deep-fried or smoked when it wasn't done properly. Y'all come on down to Texas and I'll show you how it's done.

jkadegis


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griled

legs032761


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Grilled on a Charcoal Weber and smoked with mixture pecan and hickory, sitting on top a bed of root vegetables and stuffed with, the seasonal fruits, apples, pears, oranges

mrsly69


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I have had turkey BAKED, SMOKED, AND DEEP FRIED. All three are good, but when you get a perfectly baked Turkey, it hands down beats any method. The problem, it that most people don't know how to bake a perfect turkey. It is an art. As with anything, you must use proper seasoning and it does vary. When you get the a perfectly baked turkey, it is like heaven. Deep fried is good, but it isn't nearly as good as baked. The key to bake a turkey, is a good brine, seasoning (varies, but I go crazy with garlic, rosemary, EVO, thyme, salt pepper, safron), and LOVE. It is work to make a perfect turkey, but if done right, it is the BEST. Deep fried is good and easy. That is why it is gaining popularity. It is the lazy man way to cook, but is consistent.

hippie1981


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I've only ever had it baked, but i bet deep-fried tastes best. Frying something always makes it taste better.

cappo


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Absolutely the best turkey I have ever tasted (I don't care much for turkey but I finished off the levtovers without ever getting tired of it!) is Alton Brown's recipe from the Thanksgiving episode of Good Eats.

Brined in vegetable stock plus a few extra ingredients, the inner cavity filled only with flavor giving ingredients (because stuffing is evil, and easily made outside the bird) then cooked at a high temp for 30 minutes before slapping on the turkey triangle for the remainder of the lower temperature roasting time.

Everyone who ate it admits it was the best turkey ever. NO GRAVY REQUIRED! Even leftovers were juicy and delicious, I cannot stop talking about it even to this day. I'm using that recipe again this year.





Barrysd55


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I just had one of those giant smoked turkey drumsticks from a vendor at Universal Studios in Florida, it was amazing!

onthedl


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If you don't brine your turkey, you don't know what you're doing!

facemeetpavement


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i'm just guessing that most people who didn't say smoked have never had it. i hadn't until last year and its one of the best things i've ever eaten. i'm sure there are some people who just don't like smoked things, but otherwise everyone should try to get their hands on some.