Thanksgiving is a holiday for the people. You watch football. You wear comfortable pants. It's hard to put on airs while scooping pees into mashed potatoes with a base of cranberry sauce and a crown of gravy. But the last trace of pretension (dignity?) left in this gluttonous holidays is probably the turkey prep: the elaborate stuffing, the ritual carving, that perfect sheen. Now, however, you can finally admit to yourself what you really want and make a Flamin' Hot Cheetos turkey.
This culinary innovation comes from Reynolds Kitchens, which recently posted the recipe for "hot turkey in an over bag," calling for "hot puffed cheese sticks" -- aka Flamin' Hot Cheetos, the snack of snacks. Check the Reynolds Kitchens website for the full recipe, but here's an overview.
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First you crush up Cheetos (a fun activity in itself) with either a food processor or a rolling pin and a zip-top bag, depending on how folksy you want to get with your Cheetos-based dinner prep. Next you oil or butter up the turkey and coat the bird in spicy orange puff matter. Then you put it in an oven bag and add a teaspoon of flower.
After that there's a roasting pan involved and a lot of classic turkey-making stuff. If you're interested in this level of avant-garde turkey roasting, you've probably done this before, so we'll spare you the nitty-gritty and you can check out the recipe.
If Martha Stewart is attending your dinner, this probably isn't the move, but we can guarantee you'll be a welcomed as a hero if you bring this to your Friendsgiving.
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