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How to Deep Fry a Turkey

By Edited Aug 10, 2016 1 2

A Guide to Deep Frying a Thanksgiving Turkey

We have another reason to love those southern states. Today we can thank them for giving us the wonderful concept of a fried turkey. Fried turkey is nothing like you would actually expect. It is moist and flavorful on the inside and just a little bit crisp on the outside. Believe it or not, the end product isn't even greasy!

A Few Helpful hints:

  • You are going to want to cook your turkey for 3 minutes per pound.
  • Maximum turkey size should be 15 lbs or it won't fit in my traditional fryers
  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy
    Use a marinade injector to inject marinade inside the turkey meat to make the turkey more flavorful
  • Make sure to lower your turkey into the deep fryer VERY slowly to avoid spills
  • Wear gloves when submerging the turkey in the fryer to prevent burns

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Aug 28, 2009 7:27am
Fried Turkey is a great tradition in your house. We fry a turkey late Oct or early November while the weather is still good. Have a great outdoor party - the last of the year. Thanks for a great article.
Oct 24, 2010 3:18pm
Your American fryers must be way bigger than our little old Irish ones. I couldn't fit a whole chicken in mine, sounds interesting, maybe I'll take one down to the ocal fish and chip shop and ask them to fry it for me.
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