Thanksgiving Dinner |Turkey and…?

Happy Thanksgiving to our Anker fans in the US, and belated Thanksgiving to the Canadians!

Tonight’s the night for the big dinner stateside. I want to know what you’re looking forward to eating or preparing the most. Of the Thanksgiving food I’ve tried, I don’t like turkey so much as I really love the side dishes!

Cheesy potatoes…

And green bean casserole…

My mouth is watering just looking at this delicious food, so I’ll turn it over to you. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Do you have a special family recipe to share (we understand if you want to keep it a secret!)?

Have a great holiday evening, everyone. We’re thankful for you!


I got to ask, cos of so many fail videos…

Do the majority, do a “normal” roast for Thanksgiving, or deep fry the turkey?

If deep fry, how.long? Cos surely it would take ages to cook all the way through, and then wouldn’t you get a burnt turkey on the outside?

You deep fry a turkey usually 3 to 3.5 minutes per pound and add five minutes overall for the whole bird…it must be thawed first otherwise all bad things happens

And we generally roast our turkeys and not deep fry them, we’re not crazy enough to try and burn down the house as so many people have mishaps

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Yes, I’ve seen those ones on YouTube! lol :stuck_out_tongue:

Give me the turkey, some mashed potatoes, stuffing, & gravy and I’m good to go.

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When my dad cooks the turkey, he uses the grill outside since it acts just like an oven and the actual oven in the kitchen is freed up to cook other stuff.

Deep frying turkeys is just like anything else–follow the directions and you’ll be fine.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! For the past 2 years, I’ve actually made my Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Mash Potatoes & Gravy, and Stuffing in my Instant Pot. Last night, I made everything but the Turkey so I’m ready for Thanksgiving. :slight_smile: Deep frying anything is scary as heck to me so I stay clear of that.

I am currently smoking a turkey for the first time this year. I will post pictures of the finished carved product :yum:

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Happy Thanksgiving to the members on the other side of the pond…eat, drink and have a good ol’ time with friends and family :grin:

@cava3395 Did you say the Turkey was smoking? I don’t know if I’d eat it then. :stuck_out_tongue: :wink:

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Am I getting this right???

You have mashed potatoes instead of roasted potatoes? We sometimes have mash as an extra, but has to have roasted potatoes.

Easter/Christmas dinner is usually…
Roast turkey (we normally have a.crowm, as.dont like the dark meat, plus its easier m quicker to cook).
Veg … Sprouts (nasty horrible, evil things… I don’t have n hate them), carrots, peas, parsnips, roast potatoes, and sometimes mashed, Yorkshire pudding, pigs in blankets, sausagreat n stuffing stuffing,

Usually followed at Christmas by Christmas pudding (a fruit suet pudding, preserved with alcohol , plus burning alcohol poured over the top), can be served with… Cream, custard, brandy butter, ice cream, or a mixture.

That more or less covers it! lol

We had roasted turkey, some amazing stuffing made with golden raisins to add some more flavor, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh cranberry sauce. Home made apple pie and same for the pumpkin pie. I would have took a picture but we were all too hungry so dove right in scarfing it all down.
My wife had to work overnight tonight so we tried to eat early so she could sleep before work. I’m currently sitting in the car outside her job freezing my butt off waiting for her to get off work. I myself didn’t sleep so I didn’t want to risk driving home, I’ll sleep in a few so when she gets off I can drive home.

I forgot to take a picture I had a mishap with the smoker and it took awhile to cook and by the time it finished we were all Hangry :crazy_face:

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I do a traditional oven roasted. However I’ve heard 4 minutes per pound of turkey for deep fried!

Everything is better fried, right??

4 minutes per pound is on the high side, you might end up with crispified turkey if you did that. Most cook it 3 to 3.5 minutes per pound

Yup, mashed with gravy is traditional. It can vary in different regions, and every family does them differently.