There are so many other ways to do it. Get a pasture-raised or grain-fed fried turkey from Martha Stamps catering, plus traditional starters and sides like pickled peaches, scallion biscuits and corn-poblano pudding. Or get Provence to do it up right.
By now, deep-fried turkey is no novelty, but a real alternative. To avoid a disaster, let someone else do the frying. Bro's on Charlotte Avenue will deep-fry one for you. Bojangles sells a deep-fried turkey for $39.99, advance orders only.
There are so many others — and since tomorrow is the order deadline for many Thanksgiving purveyors, bring your deep-frying and catering ideas here, and help fellow Bites readers elevate the cuisine on this year's holiday table.