How to Fry a Turkey… and Turn Your Leftover Oil into Biodiesel

By Alisha Goodman, Client Services Manager at Blue Ridge Biofuels

The iconic image of a Thanksgiving meal is a perfectly basted bird being pulled out of the oven, but there are many ways to prepare a tasty turkey. I had some interesting Thanksgivings with my family when my Dad tried smoking our turkey with a beer can shoved into the space formerly occupied by giblets. One year, my Uncle Jimmy fried a turkey for our dinner. I remember thinking that it was remarkable that my Uncle Jimmy hadn’t burned the house down, but also, that the resulting bird was pretty darn tasty. I don’t have that recipe, but I’ve provided one below from the brilliant mind of Alton Brown. To read the entire article and recipe go to