As far as holidays go, Thanksgiving seems to have become a magnet for bizarre traditions and experimental twists. Brined, deep-fried, soaked in booze, and stuffed with virtually anything that can conceivably fit inside of its hollowed-out body cavity, the classic turkey has undergone all sorts of gluttonous culinary torture in recent years — all in the name of loosened belts and severe food comas. So, it’s the perfect time of year to surprise those insufferable relatives of yours by doing something new. In case you’re looking for last minute inspiration, we’ve rounded up some Thanksgiving cooking tutorials that leave us feeling like maybe our family traditions aren’t so odd after all.
White Castle sliders turkey stuffing [via Village Voice]
Vegan black metal holiday hell roast
Eat, fry, love: William Shatner on deep fried turkey safety
How to cook a turkey with a lightbulb and some DVD-Rs
Sam Sifton lays down the law for Thanksgiving feasting [via BuzzFeed]
Hey y’all, what’s your cranberry sauce missing? Mayonnaise and Paula Deen’s fingers!
Optimal mathed potatoes
Explosive thermite stuffing
The TurBaconEpic: a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig, garnished with a hefty medical bill
Does it blend? A liquid Thanksgiving