The Manly Sport of Turkey Frying

I Think It's Done

 Seldom have I witnessed a more male-bonding experience than the “guys” out in the parking lot–deep frying a turkey.  They thawed it, weighed it, patted it dry, injected it with garlic seasoning, and dunked it deep into boiling oil.  I recorded the event with my digital camera–for insurance purposes. 

The oil did indeed foam up aggressively when the turkey went under.  Fortunately, an experienced fryer warned them to turn off the flame before adding the bird, in case the oil overflow would erupt as our own mini Mt. Vesuvius.

The bird was singed in spots and under-done in others, but the experience was entertaining.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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One Response to The Manly Sport of Turkey Frying

  1. Karly says:

    Mm, I love fried turkey! So yummy!

    I’m from Pekin and just googled “groveland il chapel” looking for your phone number and I came across your blog. 🙂

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