You deep-fry your turkey, don’t you? No? Stop reading. When it comes to Thanksgiving turkey I am an insufferable didact. Though the methods du jour—steaming/roasting and braising/roasting—look tempting, once you make the $50 investment in a turkey fryer there’s no going back.

But what about the stuffing, you say? A deep fryer sitting in the driveway all weekend filled with perfectly good peanut oil lends itself to all sorts of inspiration. It’s true, you can’t deep-fry a stuffed turkey, but by now it’s conventional wisdom that when you roast a stuffed turkey you’re courting evil, so you should be preparing that stuffing outside the bird anyway.

Deep-fried stuffing is the answer.