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The Food Lab: Buffalo Fried Turkey

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 47 comments

Does anyone not like Buffalo wings? Crispy, salty, tangy, hot and moist, they are perhaps the ultimate snack food. They're the only thing that my wife simply can't get enough of (besides my glowing and affable personality, that is). So what could be better than a pile of Buffalo wings? How about an entire deep-fried Buffalo turkey? Yes, we're going there. More

The Food Lab: OK, Deep Fried Turkey Is Awesome!

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 61 comments

If you've been following The Food Lab at all, you'll know that a couple weeks ago, I fried a turkey and didn't like it. Well, I take it all back! Fried turkey can be good. Really good. Excellent. Lip-smacking, finger-licking, crispy crackly, moist and tender, juice-explosion good, even. More

The Food Lab: How to Fry a Turkey (and Is the Whole Thing a Sham?)

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 137 comments

The concept of frying a turkey simply doesn't make sense. How is it possible that after 45 minutes submerged in 350°F oil that the turkey breast will emerge anything but dry? Is there some kind of magic going on inside the pot that prevents the turkey from drying out? The answer is that it's not possible, and there's no magic. Fried turkey is dry. More

Wok Skills 101: How to Deep Fry at Home

J. Kenji López-Alt 40 comments

I'd be willing to wager that anyone who complains how difficult and messy it is to deep-fry at home has never tried deep-frying in a wok. Why don't people fry at home? The most common answers are: it's messy, it's expensive ("What do I do with all the leftover oil?"), and it's unhealthy. Well a wok can certainly help solve your first two problems. You're on your own for the third. This is our second piece in this week's Wok Skills 101 series. More

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