With the holidays quickly approaching, it's time to start thinking about that Thanksgiving turkey again. If you've cooked your turkey the same way year after year, it may be time to try something different! There are several different ways to cook a whole turkey and we're going to go through 5 of the top options.
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1. Smoked Turkey
Here at Lando's, this is our favorite way to cook a turkey. You can't beat a turkey that's been slow-smoked for several hours to reach that perfect level of juicy and tenderness. Smoking a turkey is a slow way to prepare the bird, but if done correctly, it yields a savory, delicious turkey.
2. Infrared Fried Turkey
Oil-less fryers have gained popularity over the past few years. This is a good option for someone that's looking to cook their turkey outdoors without the time investment of smoking or grilling the turkey.
3. Oven Roasted Turkey
This is the classic way to roast a turkey. Many people choose to prepare their turkeys this way because it doesn't require any additional cooking/grilling supplies. One thing to keep in mind is that a turkey takes up a lot of oven space and has to cook for a couple of hours. So if you have additional items that you need to bake, make sure you take this into consideration!
4. Grilled Turkey
This is another way to free up the kitchen oven to cook other items. Grilling your whole turkey can also result in great flavor and crispiness. It's recommended that you use a gas grill with a thermometer when cooking a whole turkey. That way you can regulate your temperature and make sure the bird is cooking at a consistent heat.
4. Deep-Fried Turkey
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Deep frying a turkey will give your bird crisp skin and juicy meat. It's worth noting that you should be very careful when deep-frying a turkey. Always fry your turkey outside and away from any flammable materials.
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