I've Cajun fried hundreds of turkeys over the years. For the last 3 years I've been doing them in my oil less turkey fryer. Same great taste without the added expense of peanut oil. I would be run out of the Family gathering if I showed up with a smoked turkey. Guess it's just region and traditions depending on where a person lives. Here are some pic's of cooks. I inject but do not brine:
Injected and covered overnight:
Dusted the next morning and into the Big Easy:
Pulled and resting:
Some of it plated:
Here's a short clip of how this rig works. The birds that come out of this thing are as good as any fried that we've had:
Hope everyone has a Great Holiday!