How to Deep Fry a Turkey

If you ever get the chance to deep fry a turkey or eat a deep fried turkey I highly recommend it.  This is hands down my favorite way to have turkey. 

A deep fried turkey is moist, tender and flavorful.  It is crispy on the outside, but not greasy. Best of all it is fast! 

You can deep fry a 10 lb turkey in 35 minutes.

It is very important that a deep fry be done outside on very level ground and not near any structures (like a garage etc).

For safety, kids and pets should be kept inside during a deep fry.

Needed:
1 (10-pound) turkey
peanut oil
Turkey deep fryer and propane

Directions
(1) Find out the exact amount of peanut oil you will need
This is a critical step for safety as having too much oil will cause it to overflow on the propane flame and become a grease bomb! There are 2 methods you can use to determine the amount of oil you will need.  Regardless, the pot should never be more then 3/4 full.  This allows room for the oil to bubble during cooking without splashing over.
(a) Place the turkey in the fryer.  Using a gallon milk jug add water on top of turkey until it is covered.  Take note of how many exact gallons (plus cups etc) you need to cover the turkey. That is the amount of oil you will need to buy.  OR
(b) Place the turkey in the fryer and add water on top of the turkey till it is covered.  Remove the turkey and mark the water line.  The marked line will indicate how much oil will be needed in the fryer to fry your turkey.

(2) Make sure your turkey is completely thawed
This again is important for safety as "oil and water don't mix."  Ice crystals can make hot oil angry!
(3) Wash your hawed tturkey inside and out; remove the giblets and allow it to drain.

(4) Heat the peanut oil in the turkey fryer to 375 degrees. SLOWLY lower the turkey into hot oil, very carefully and slowly.

(5) Fry the turkey for 3 minutes per pound plus 5 extra minutes; i.e. a 10 pound bird will need to cook for 35 minutes.

(6) Carefully remove turkey from oil and drain.  Let it rest to cool.  Carve and serve. 

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  1. This is how I deep fry turkeys and the come out perfect http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.ca/2012/03/how-to-deep-fry-turkey.html

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How to Deep Fry a Turkey

If you ever get the chance to deep fry a turkey or eat a deep fried turkey I highly recommend it.  This is hands down my favorite way to have turkey. 

A deep fried turkey is moist, tender and flavorful.  It is crispy on the outside, but not greasy. Best of all it is fast! 

You can deep fry a 10 lb turkey in 35 minutes.

It is very important that a deep fry be done outside on very level ground and not near any structures (like a garage etc).

For safety, kids and pets should be kept inside during a deep fry.

Needed:
1 (10-pound) turkey
peanut oil
Turkey deep fryer and propane

Directions
(1) Find out the exact amount of peanut oil you will need
This is a critical step for safety as having too much oil will cause it to overflow on the propane flame and become a grease bomb! There are 2 methods you can use to determine the amount of oil you will need.  Regardless, the pot should never be more then 3/4 full.  This allows room for the oil to bubble during cooking without splashing over.
(a) Place the turkey in the fryer.  Using a gallon milk jug add water on top of turkey until it is covered.  Take note of how many exact gallons (plus cups etc) you need to cover the turkey. That is the amount of oil you will need to buy.  OR
(b) Place the turkey in the fryer and add water on top of the turkey till it is covered.  Remove the turkey and mark the water line.  The marked line will indicate how much oil will be needed in the fryer to fry your turkey.

(2) Make sure your turkey is completely thawed
This again is important for safety as "oil and water don't mix."  Ice crystals can make hot oil angry!
(3) Wash your hawed tturkey inside and out; remove the giblets and allow it to drain.

(4) Heat the peanut oil in the turkey fryer to 375 degrees. SLOWLY lower the turkey into hot oil, very carefully and slowly.

(5) Fry the turkey for 3 minutes per pound plus 5 extra minutes; i.e. a 10 pound bird will need to cook for 35 minutes.

(6) Carefully remove turkey from oil and drain.  Let it rest to cool.  Carve and serve. 

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Copyright 2012 christineiscooking.com This is an original recipe. You may repost this recipe and its directions only if it is accompanied by a direct link back to the article on my site. You must be given my express permission for any other use. You can contact me at admin@christineiscooking.com

 

1 comment:

  1. This is how I deep fry turkeys and the come out perfect http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.ca/2012/03/how-to-deep-fry-turkey.html

    ReplyDelete

I LOVE to hear from my readers! Because of spam comments, I have to review all comments before they are published. I check and respond to comments at least once daily. Thanks, Christine