I just read Caron's question about deep fried turkey on the Good Morning post & thought I'd throw out my gblets on the subject.
I'm a traditionalist & prefer the roasted turkey overall but fried is good IF its seasoned right & not overcooked.
You need a turkey fryer to start with These are sold wherever they sell gas grills. This is not an inside on the stove job.
The way I fry mine is to inject the spices which I use garlic, salt, pepper & apple & cranberry juice & let set for 24hrs.
Now the fun part: fill the big pot w/ peanut oil (vegtable oil does something to the taste)
put it on the fire; when the oil heats up (starts to boil) put the turkey on the skewer; place a cooking thermometer in the breast of the bird & put in the boiling oil. It'll start to fry.
Be careful that oil will burn.
You cook by temp & not time. When the temp reachs 160F- 175F; usually about an hour, the turkey is ready.
Remove & let drain on some paper bags.
Then serve, its great.