How To Deep Fry A Turkey

If you haven’t had a deep-fry turkey, I would say you need to try it at least once for Thanksgiving. The skin of the turkey once it’s deep-fried taste very crispy and flavorful. Of course it depends on the seasoning you put on it. The steps are easy to follow along with and this video by GrillingNetwork™ on YouTube shows that it is extremely safe if you take the needed precautions. Also, it may seem simple to deep-fry a turkey, but you need to follow the correct steps to not over cook it too. Down below are some tips on how to deep fry a turkey.

Measure how much oil is needed

First, you want to fill up your deep fryer about a quarter with water. Place the turkey in the pot and it will cause the water to rise. Take a yard stick or something long and mark the line here the water comes up with a sharpie. This will accurately measure how much oil you’ll need to deep fry the turkey.

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Make sure turkey is fully thawed

If the turkey is still slightly frozen, this may cause the oil to over flow and the combination of water and oil is dangerous.

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Heat up oil to 325F

Make sure it is preheated before placing the turkey in the oil. A deep fried turkey cooks at a rate of about 3 to 3 1/2 minutes per pound. A 10 pound turkey should take about 30-35 minutes .

Let it rest

Once you remove the turkey fron the deep fryer, let it rest for about 10 minutes. Let the turkey drain off the oil for a little bit, then you’re ready to go.

The color of a deep fried turkey looks delicious and nicely brown, and if you follow the right instructions, it’ll keep moist.

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