Promoting fried food is bad. Bad in such a good way. But even worse are failed attempts that produce limp and pale food. (For a geekalicious explanation of why it’s hard to fry in a home kitchen check out How to Read a French Fry by Russ Parsons.) The short answer on why it’s hard to fry at home is that oil repels water, and most foods contain a lot of water. To break down this barrier the oil should first be seasoned.
Monthly Archives: December 2010
“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” With this endorsement from a loving spouse I set out to cook a turducken. My rationale? “It’s my birthday. I’ll cook what I want.”
Relegated to the universe of food porn & possessing those unfortunate first four letters, turducken’s much better than its reputation. First, it’s efficient. The recipe below is the size of a small turkey but serves 15 people. It’s also fast. Cooking time is a little over 3 hours. And it’s good.