Another Turkey Fryer Use: Hot Cider and Mulled Wine at a Cold Weather Tailgate

Friday, June 3, 2011 @ 02:06 PM

I am constantly stressing the fact that your outdoor cooking appliances may have more than one use. Your grill, for instance, may be used for BBQ smoking or even be used just like an oven.

Traditional turkey fryers are multi-functional as well.

You can deep fry, stew, steam, and boil with your turkey fryer.

A neat idea for a cold weather tailgate, is to have hot cider or even mulled wine. Using your propane turkey fryer is ideal for a chilled tailgate crowd.

You can opt for just hot cider. Once it is warm, serve it in cups.

You can do a spicier version for a more grown up taste. This will add a heartier flavor in that crisp fall air.

6 gallons apple cider (not apple juice…cider)

6 whole cloves

6 cinnamon sticks

2 Tbsp. whole allspice

Place everything in the turkey fryer and set it to low. Bring the cider to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to very low, and let it simmer for about an hour or hour and a half. To serve, place a pat of butter in the bottom of each cup, and ladle the hot cider into the cups.

For Mulled Wine you want to basically follow the above directions, but using a red wine in place of the cider. You also do not want to boil the wine. Only to simmer! There are many variations to mulled wine. Some people actually add vanilla pods, oranges, nutmeg and brandy to the mix.

2 smaller batch versions to try ahead of time before you try it at the stadium is as follows:

4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
3 med. oranges, thinly sliced
1 med. lemon, thinly sliced
2 c. water
1 gallon dry red wine
In the turkey fryer stock pot heat all ingredients except wine to boiling. Boil 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Lower heat to medium, pour in wine and heat until piping hot. Serve hot.
2 bottles dry red wine
4 ounces port or brandy
12 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
1 large orange, zested
Combine ingredients in the stock pot, set patio stove to low and bring to a simmer. Do not allow mixture to boil. Heat for 20 minutes and serve.
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