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Deep Fried Turkey

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
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This year I'll be deep frying the family turkey. I've had the equipment for a few years just never spent the time to do a whole turkey. This year I've read and watched everything I can on how to cook it and not kill myself. So without further ado who else here has fried a turkey? Suggestions? Pointers?
 

dante

Unabomber
Feb 13, 2004
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First, set up turkey fryer on your back deck, close to the house (you never know if it's going to start raining). Next fill up the pot with WAY more oil than is necessary, and bring to ~500+ degrees. Then take your rock-solid frozen turkey and drop it right in! Be sure to drop it from as high a point as you can (off of the roof?) since oil can splash up a bit and you might get burned. Safety first! :thumb:


Oh, and try to video tape the whole thing if you can...
 

IH8Rice

I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!
Aug 2, 2008
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Im over here now
im going to try and inject my bird with some sort of cooking goodness. i usually just toss the bird in the peanut oil but want to try something different this year
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
22,039
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NY
I ran a test this weekend. Complete success!!!
I brined the turkey in some salts and sugars for about 18hrs.
Fried it in peanut oil for 35 minutes.
The turkey tasted like a rotisserie chicken, delicious!
I didn't want to duplicate Thanksgiving so I just made hot browns and had the family over.