Yes! It makes a huge difference. You can do it no matter how you cook it. Whatever recipe you use, make sure there is a lot of salt. The salt traps the moisture and keeps it moist. It works especially well if you are cooking the turkey in a smoker or for a long period of time. You can still brine it if you Fry it, but you have to make sure the water drains before you fry it. It makes a world of difference! Be sure to make the skin loose (not off, but loose) so the brine can seep in. Leave it in for at least 12 hours, the more the better. But you have to keep it in ice cold water so it does not create salmonella.
jdswirsky (rep: 3.6k) posted Nov 23, 2011
I have been brining my turkey for the past 2 or 3 years since i started cooking thanksgiving dinner but it never came out really moist. A friend recommends to brine it for 3 hours, than marinate with all your spices and leave it marinated over night than use a oven bag to cook the turkey, since the bag will keep all the moisture inside. When the turkey is almost done to rip open the bag for the turkey to get some color and thoroughly cook.
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