Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Food Lab: Buffalo Fried Turkey



Amusingly (to me anyway), this pretty awesome sounding recipe is the culmination of Kenji blasting the entire concept of frying a turkey... and then getting pretty justly criticized (slammed really) for his poorly designed tests of the method (a rare occurrence). A week or so later he adjusted for the significantly greater residual heat produced by frying a turkey by taking it out 5 degrees earlier... and discovered everybody was right: fried turkey is awesome. Score one for the unwashed masses!

I don't have a dog in this fight, since I've never had a chance to sample fried turkey... and don't expect to have one any time soon... but it's nice when every Food Lab/Alton Brown/Harold McGee type exploration of some technique doesn't end up "MYTHS EXPOSED!!!!"