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Thanksgiving Turkey Tips from Food Trucks

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Thanksgiving is just a few days away. That means that many of us including me have Turkey on the mind. There is no shortage of advice and recipes on how to prepare your holiday Turkey.

At we thought it would be interesting and engaging to turn to a couple of the food trucks that serve turkey.....everyday!! Here are some of their useful and tasty insights and advice. 

2 Jive Turkeys in Miramar, FL will be frying 60 Turkeys on Thanksgiving for customers who have placed catering orders. Guillermo, the owner's tips:

  • Use a US Farm raised turkey if possible.
  • Using the skin to make a turkey Chicharrón. It is a great accompaniment to many dishes.
  • If frying your turkey, be sure that it is completely defrosted and completely dry before putting it into the frying oil.
  • Cook the turkey to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remember the turkey will continue to cook itself when removed from the heat. Consider removing the turkey from the cooking heat at 160 degrees and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. It will reach 165 degrees all on its own.  

Everything Turkey in Baltimore, MD carries offers more than fifteen menu options with Turkey every day!! Here are a few of Miss. Peggy's tips:

  • Fresh turkeys are best. But, if you go with a frozen turkey be sure to give it adequate time to defrost in a refrigerator.
  • If you are deep frying your turkey be sure to be aware of the correct oil fill line. The easiest way to determine your oil fill line is to put your raw unseasoned turkey in your fryer pot and fill with water until the turkey is submerged. Take the turkey out, and mark the water line. That is the proper oil fill line. Important!
  • Regardless of whether you brine, rub, or marinate your turkey, be sure to prepare it least 48 hours in advance and then keep it refrigerated before cooking. 

Of course if Turkey is not your thing there are close to 4,000 food trucks listed on that can inspire you with wonderful ideas for your Thanksgiving meal and celebration. 

But, not matter what you do, have a Happy Thanksgiving!