Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPSA) - That annual Thanksgiving dinner can run as high as 4,000 calories, but there are some surprisingly simple ways to cut calories.
To help, Pat Mould, chef/owner of Louisiana Culinary Enterprises and author of "Recipes From a Chef," has created a fried-turkey dinner that's just 1,805 calories*:
*Calorie-count determined by San Antonio food technologist Karen Schroeder of Menu Doctor
What You'll Need to Make Fried Turkey
Making the Fried Turkey
Pour peanut oil into the electric fryer up to the fill line.
Heat and maintain oil at 350 degrees F throughout the frying process to avoid greasy turkey.
After cleaning out the turkey, pat it dry inside and out.
Inject marinade into the breast, thighs and legs-1 ounce per pound of turkey.
Place the turkey in the fryer basket, breast side up. Using protective gloves, slowly lower it to avoid splattering.
The oil temperature will drop when you add the turkey, so be sure to bring it back up to 350 degrees F.
Allow to cook 4 minutes per pound. Turn off the fryer and carefully lift the basket out of the fryer.
Move the basket to a preparation area lined with paper towels. Insert a meat thermometer into the breast to make sure the cooked turkey is registering 170 degrees F.
Place the turkey on its back on a platter lined with paper towels to absorb any oil and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Visit www.louana.com and www.brucefoods.com for more information on frying, safety and the other recipes in this lower-calorie meal.
Serving Size: Makes 8 - 10 Servings
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