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Fresh, natural turkeys from The Meat House [$50 giveaway]

We may be far north of the Mason-Dixon line up here in New Hampshire, but I swear sometimes I was meant to be a southern girl.  I prefer the heat over the snow, don't mind my husband driving around in a big 'ol truck and even catch myself saying y'all every now and again.

Must have been from Charleston in another life.

One other southern thang I enjoy?  Deep frying our Thanksgiving turkey.

Oh, yeah.  YUM.

It's become tradition to fry our turkey ever since we started hosting Thanksgiving Dinner a few years back.  We even serve it up on paper plates.  We're Klassy.

Not your traditional New England holiday dinner, right?  They might take away my Yankee card after admitting this so publicly;-)

My husband takes the turkey (or turkeys depending on how many people we're hosting) outside with the fryer while I prepare the sides inside.  He gets to play with fire and I get him out of the kitchen.  It's a recipe for a long, long marriage.  Posting goofy pictures of him kissing a turkey may not be... we shall see.  Ha.

I think he enjoys this tradition as much as I do.


Check out this recipe over at The Meat House Blog for fried turkey.  Frying is super fast (3 minutes per pound, plus 5 per bird) and frees up my oven for other things like the sweet potato casserole and snowflake buns.

OK, I'm getting hungry for turkey and Thanksgiving is still over a week away.  Planning to order my turkey on Friday from The Meat House.  I mentioned in the past that we prefer to buy all of our meats there.  So, I was super excited when I saw that they are taking orders for their fresh, natural turkeys.  Count me in.

Want to win a $50 gift card to The Meat House to buy yourself a fresh, natural turkey this year?  Here's how.


One lucky Mommycosm reader will win $50 gift card from The Meat House.

Mandatory Entry: Simply leave a comment on this post with your first name and state initials.  Tell me: have you ever fried your turkey?

One comment per person, please.  You must supply an email address in order for me to contact the winner.  (Note: I do NOT recommend putting email within the content of the comment itself. SPAM is not a quality meat.)

Submitting a comment constitutes agreeing to the terms of the Official Rules.

Extra Entry: Follow @TheMeatHouse and re-tweet their #Meatsgiving tweet, come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment.  Oh, and it's not just for an extra entry, it's for a great cause.  For every re-tweet, they will donate $.50 to Share our Strength, a campaign to end chlidhood hunger in America.


All comments must be received by Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7pm (et).  Mommycosm will use to choose the winner.  Any comments received after the deadline will not be considered for the giveaway.  Although it is my intent for you to use this gift card to purchase your turkey, there is no guarantee that the gift card will arrive prior to Thanksgiving despite our best efforts... therefore you can use it to buy whatever you desire at The Meat House during this holiday season.


I received a gift card in order to facilitate my review.  Giveaway provided by The Meat House.  Opinions, thoughts and the goofy turkey kissing husband are mine, all mine.

Reader Comments (130)

You do belong in the south--living right next door to me preferably! I'd have some sweet tea ready for you anytime!

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDes @StressFreeBaby

I have never tried frying a turkey - but there's a first time for everything. :)

First name is: Lou
State initials are: IL

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlceel

I have never fried a turkey, however I had a good friend from Mississippi who swore by it.

Jenny in OR

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Gibbons

Brenda in FL

Fried turkey is delicious!

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda Gaines

jennifer, MD I have indeed deep freid a turkey!

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I've tasted fried turkey..but did not fry it myself

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBILL IN

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November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterELIZABETH C.

Derek, WI

No I have not, but would love to try!

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDerek T

Anthony MO

Yes I have fried turkey it is good.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

I have never fried one but have had one fried
Kathy from NY

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

i have never tried but i think its a great idea

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdanielle from oh

I have never fried my turkey but I would love to try it!

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAppleTom9

We fry one and roast one turkey every year :)

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Gonyea

I haven't ever tried it, but it sounds delicious!

Jen from TN.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I have heart disease so I've never deep fried a turkey

ky2here at msn dot com

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterky2here

Ann F, NY

No, I have never fried our turkey, but I think I will try it sometime

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn F

I haven't but my brother does when we have family get togethers.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon B

Ryan M CT. I have never fried a turkey or even tasted one yet...but i would love to...

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterryan minton


I have never fried a turkey

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohn hutchens

mary CA

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Terrin in NY
Never fried a turkey, watched my neighbors do it on their driveway one year!
Ttrockwood AT yahoo. Com

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTtrockwood

I have never fried a turkey - or eaten fried turkey, but I've heard it's absolutely delicious. My name is Gaye and I'm from MO.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGaye M

wendy w. from NY

No, I have never fried a turkey!

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwendy wallach

No , I have never tried Fried Turkey , but I have had people who have say that it is the mosr moist and flavorful turkey they ever had.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLucy Schwartz

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