I'm sure fried turkey is wonderful, anything fried is GREAT, but I'll pass. Frying donuts for a living made me angsty about using hot oil... especially large amounts of hot oil. lol I'll stick to baking my bird.
Deep Fried is ok, but I was brought up on the in the oven for several hours type of turkey and I actually prefer it that way. My thing is why add more fat? Yea it may taste good and take way less time but I still love being able to do a turkey up and love taking the time to make sure it is done right. Besides it isnt often you hear about a turkey exploding in the oven the way it has been broadcast year after year about turkeys exploding in oil.
Just got off the phone with my dad and he is frying it which Im glad because it taste great. But I have to agree with the posters who prefer to bake it. Growing up there was something about smelling the turkey cook all morning while us kids played with our cousins he have not seen all year. the anticipation of all the food cooking for hours while watching the macy's parade.You could not beat that! now as im grown up I kind of miss those times but still love smelling the turkey bake for hours!