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Turkey on Fire!

I had to share this video my nephew send me of my brother-in-law, Ed, trying to cook a whole stuffed turkey on the grill after the oven conked out.

Just what you want to have happen on Thanksgiving Day with a crowd of people coming over. My sister said the dinner preparations were a little hairy for a while there, but the turkey was, eventually,  delicious.

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November 27th, 2009
2:56 pm

He should have gotten a 40 oz can of Schlitz and made Beer Can Turkey!


November 27th, 2009
3:13 pm

you can’t cook a turkey over direct heat like that. If no one ended up ill after eating a burnt ouside-raw inside bird, then count your lucky stars.


November 27th, 2009
3:24 pm

I think the guy must be an idiot and most likely a genetic flaw.


November 27th, 2009
3:43 pm

If this is your wife’s brother, we will understand why your column will be delayed due to frostbitten hands (as a result of sleeping in the doghouse.) Anyhow this is good, funny stuff.


November 27th, 2009
3:48 pm

Maybe it’s just me, but was anyone else initially a little disappointed (and eventually relieved) that it wasn’t a live turkey?

Hank Hill

November 27th, 2009
4:38 pm

Turkey on a propane grill? Even I would not do that.


November 27th, 2009
5:10 pm

my god, i know that turkey was NASTY. YUCK. its no way it will cook evenly..the skin will be dried and scorched giving a burnt taste. the insides will be raw.(and un healthy) what an idiot. and all of those who ate it. the thought of fried turkey makes me want to barf. I cooked my 12lb turkey in a toaster oven. A toaster oven though not as large as a covention oven but trust it cooks just as fast just as well. This is probably seventh thanksgiving baking a turkey in a toaster oven and it come out perfect. but over open flame. i would not be able to stand that burnt smell nor the taste. not to mention how unsafe it looks. to each his own. but I dont want a fried turkey..not even the ones in the deep fat fryer.give me the old fashioned Oven baked turkey that takes five to six hours. if u get your tail up early like you do on black friday to go shopping you should have no problem and plenty time to slow cook your turkey


November 27th, 2009
9:32 pm

Clearly he has NOT seen Alton Brown’s show on the Turkey Derrick.


November 28th, 2009
11:17 am

Was that blackened turkey – Creole style? I was particularly impressed with his no-fear basting technique – even with the bird on fire.


November 28th, 2009
12:18 pm

It’s hilarious! Talking about “taking kitchen controversy to a broil”. I think you should change the name of this video to “cooking with confidence”


November 28th, 2009
5:32 pm

I think your BIL is a super sport to let this be filmed (including his face) knowing it would certainly end up on the internet!