Leftovers

Forgot to mention what a great Thanksgiving we had. That deep-fried turkey? What is there to say?

Bernie had this idea to use the hot oil – after the turkey came out – to do some french fries. He and Suzie cut up a bunch of potatoes. It took forever. I was running back and forth a lot, don’t know why. Then, right after the turkey came out, Bernie lowered a basket of the cut-up potatoes into the pot. I thought the fries turned out great, but Bernie said the oil lost too much heat while the turkey was coming out and the top was off. Next time he’s going to let the heat build back up again, get those fries really crisp. I’m ready and waiting. I like things crisp.

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5 Responses to “Leftovers”

  1. Gus & BooBear
    12:35 pm on December 2nd, 2009

    Our leftovers NEVER taste that good, even though the meal is great, so the raccoons and possums get to have turkey for several days. We know we shouldn't feed wildlife, but it is Thanksgiving after all.

  2. Jenifer
    1:56 pm on December 2nd, 2009

    Bernie and Chet, don't do the fries in leftover turkey grease, for all kinds of reasons. Instead, heat a fresh batch of hot oil using rice bran oil. It can withstand much higher temps before smoking and burning so the fries (or anything else you want to deepfry, like salmon YUMMM) won't absorb much oil – cooks really super fast and really hot. Local fish house-type restaurant in my neighborhood started using that. A whole passel of fries cooked in rice bran oil won't even leave a grease spot on the container!

  3. Barb
    10:35 am on December 3rd, 2009

    I heard that there's now an infra red type of frier that gives you exactly the same everything as an oil fried turkey, without the grease and worry about spilling it. Of course, I didn't hear if it cooks french fries that way, too. 😀

  4. ivy
    10:23 am on December 6th, 2009

    Gus & Boobear, You and your family are not alone. I hear it is bad to feed wildlife too, but we do it. I hate to see food go to waste. We have a compost pile for veggie matter and another area for meat leftovers. Nothing is every left over the next day in the meat area and our refuse container never smells.

    I have an orange tree growing in the house from my Mother's compost pile. Not much luck in NY, but I'm trying.

    Jenifer, I'll investigate rice bran oil…I just hope the fire department doesn't show up. :)

    Always wondering what you do with all the leftover turkey fryer oil (peanut oil?). You just can't put it in the woods. Can you make suet from it? I made a few bacon strips today for burgers at supper. The birds will be getting suet tomorrow.

    All this is making me hungry.

    …ivy

    PS to Chet…You aren't going to snap up the bacon strips from the counter, are you?

  5. Brutez
    1:26 am on December 7th, 2009

    Never mind taking a bullet, Chet. All that junk food's gonna kill you. What about good brainfood for the working dog? Carrots, garlic, honey, oatmeal, raw meaty bones at regular times? Looks like your profile's on the rise- make the most of it Chet. If Beyonce can insist on organic snacks in the dressing room – get what I mean?

    I hope the ear's healing well. You certainly take a lot of punishment- run over, stabbed, bashed; there's a place for the Humane Society in all this if you ask me.

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