Showing posts with label fryer. Show all posts
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Exploding Turkeys with William Shatner + Leftover Turkey Pot Pie from Cleo Coyle



A scene from Eat, Fry, Love: A Turkey Fryer Cautionary Tale
starring William Shatner.  Yes, that William Shatner.

Foodie trends are interesting, aren't they? Remember "blackened Cajun" everything? So big in the 1990s. Now? Not so much. High-end burgers will probably be next to go the way of fern bars, Chardonnay, and Green Beans Almondine. 


Deep fried turkeys were another big trend a few years back. The Food Network zealously presented this unique method of cooking your Thanksgiving bird, and America bought it, along with the fryers to crisp them up. The results were, well...explosive, as you will see in the video below...


There's a better way to
roast marshmallows. Really. 



Cleo Coyle, who has
New York City's Fire Department
on speed dial, is author of 

The Coffeehouse Mysteries
According to State Farm, these are the top ten states with the most "cooking-related claims" from 2005 to 2010:

 1. Texas (36) 
 2. Illinois (24)
 3. Ohio (21)
 4. New York (17)
 5. Pennsylvania (17)
 6. Michigan (15)
 7. Florida (14)
 8. Minnesota (14)
 9. Indiana (13)
10. Louisiana (12)


To help prevent future cooking-related fires, State Farm did something else (other than release the above stats). They hired William Shatner to tell his harrowing tale of nearly being immolated in a turkey frying incident. 


Yes, our beloved Captain Kirk, who has gone where no man has gone before, was jonesing for a fried turkey one Thanksgiving when he perilously neglected his dingle-dangle... (His what?) Watch the short video below (It's G-rated, I promise), and you will understand... 



So Tell Me...


Have you ever tried to fry a turkey? Or know anyone who has? This is certainly a cooking method I'd like to "boldly explore" one day...before I reach my final frontier. :) Have you wanted to try it? Leave a comment below. I'd love to know your turkey-fryer thoughts.

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As for today's recipe, I have two for you that might come in handy this week and (you'll be happy to know) neither one involves a fryer.


My first recipe is one I've shared before. It's in our Recipe Index, but many of our new followers may have missed it. 

I throw this pot pie together every year on the weekend after Thanksgiving. It's quick and easy, very delicious, and makes good use of your leftover turkey.




Cleo Coyle's Leftover Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust


To download this recipe
in a free 
PDF document that
you can print, 
save, or share,
CLICK HERE



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If you're still looking for an impressive (yet easy) dessert to serve to guests or bring to a family gathering, here's one to consider. 


One cup of canned pumpkin, a little maple syrup, and some classic holiday spices convert an ordinary yellow cake mix into a delicious dessert. The "surprise" in this baby is a center swirl of sweetened cream cheese, the perfect flavor pairing for a spice cake. Serve it plain (or with a dusting of powdered sugar) for brunch or dress it up with a drizzle of white glaze for a holiday dessert table...




Cleo Coyle's 
"Surprise Swirl" Pumpkin-
Maple Bundt Cake



To download this recipeCLICK HERE.




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Happy Thanksgiving, 
Everyone!



~ Cleo Coyle, author of  



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