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Old 11-08-2008, 01:48 AM   #21
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A few years ago, I brought home one of those white roasters. I told my wife she could cook the turkey in there and have the oven for her pies, etc. She was not sure about it, but now uses it every year to do the turkey. You could also do the stuffing/dressing in it. You could do most anything with it. Hope that helps. David.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:33 AM   #22
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Do you have access to a metal 33 gallon trash can and charcoal? The can acts as a reflector oven and you can roast/grill a 15# bird in about 2 hours.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:45 AM   #23
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Constance - the OP lives in an apartment. She said she has a stovetop & a toaster oven, & might be able to pick up a crockpot. Don't think grilling facilities are in the cards. And deep-frying a whole turkey in an apartment? Definitely not safe.

While I'm not familiar with grocery offerings in Korea, I'd suggest buying turkey parts or breaking down a whole bird & cooking the pieces on the stovetop. Brown first, then add some broth & braise covered until done in one or more deep skillets. Any/all sides can easily be done on the stovetop or in the toaster oven or a crockpot.
I read all that, Breezy. I thought she might be able to grill or deep fry her turkey outside, in the parking lot or whatever. Don't know how cold it is there, though.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:28 AM   #24
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What about making Turkey and rice soup? You can make mashed sweet potatoes. You can steam vegetables. Dessert can be a pumpkin mousse. If you can get cranberries, there a lots of cranberry recipes online, too.

Voila, an American Thanksgiving in Korea

Actually, it really doesn't matter what you eat as long as you are celebrating with family and friends and giving thanks for all your blessings. However, I do understand the homesickness of wanting to eat an American Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:45 PM   #25
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RakiaKorea,

The best tool for roasting a turkey, in your situation, would be one of the electric roaster ovens that others have mentioned. My grandmother use to use them to roast the turkeys to keep the oven free for other things - tasted the same as if they were roasted in the oven. Don't know about cost and availbility in Korea - but they are about the same price as some slow cookers (crockpots) over here in the USA.

ALTERANATIVE: you might check to see if you have a restaurant that has the facilities to cook the turkey for you.

Depending on your toaster oven - you can bake pies in some of them - bake the pies a day or two ahead. Then you can use it for the dressing and other sides that need to be baked on the day you need them.

If anyone has a microwave oven - another plus that expands the capabilities of your toaster oven.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:50 AM   #26
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Depending on how many people you have, you could do a couple of chickens in the toaster oven, although the restaurant idea is really good. For a stove top crisp, you can brown an oatmeal mixture on the stove, then saute the apples and add it when you want to heat it up.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:56 PM   #27
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What about ham instead? Get a couple of ham steaks (bone-in) and cook it on the stovetop until it is browned.

It's not a turkey but ham is a staple on Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:07 AM   #28
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It probably all depends on what's available in Korea.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:37 AM   #29
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My husband says when he was in Korea, he cooked Thanksgiving dinner in a traditional Korean house. He used cornish game hens, and everyone was thrilled. They can be cooked in a domed electric skillet. I know I'm too late for Thanksgiving, but other holidays loom. I once had a home without an oven, and the little birds do well in almost all situations (any skillet with a lid or buy some aluminum foil and cover them). You can use all the traditional sides, and stuff with your favorites.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:20 PM   #30
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Claire, sometime I should tell you about the time the family Labrador ate the Christmas ham. LOL!
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