So Mom calls me up last night with an offer : She wants fried turkey for Xmas, but doesn’t want to to the work (or keep up with a turkey fryer). So she’s offered to buy me the fryer as an early Birthday present. I really don’t want a turkey fryer for my birthday. So tonight when we eat dinner over there, I’m going to make her a little wager. I’ll buy the fryer and fry a turkey. And :
If this ISN’T the best turkey you’ve every had, fried or otherwise, I pay for the fryer and she gets me no more than a $3 card at the Hallmark store for my birthday.
If this IS the best turkey she’s ever had, fried or otherwise, she buys me the fryer AND a birthday present of equal value.
This will be a tight one, because this will also be the first fried turkey I’ve ever done. I may have to set boundaries on best vs. not best. For example, maybe in the last 10 years. if I have to compete with my Grandmothers, I could be in deep shit.
What do my cooking-enabled friends think? More importantly, what do y’all do if you happen to be frying a turkey?