It has been years since I last had fried turkey. The flavor of a turkey fried in peanut oil may just be a American thing, but it is well worth the risk (almost) of burning your home down.
Alton Brown has created an easy-to-build turkey derrick to gently lower your turkey into it boiling bath of peanut oil. You may consider such a contraption to avoid burning down your neighborhood this holiday season. (Click for a more detailed picture)