|A Delicious Deep-Fried Turkey|
What you will need:
1 thawed turkey (preferably under 15 pounds)
40- to 60-quart pot with a basket or turkey-frying accessories
Propane tank and burner
Deep fry thermometer
Oil with a high smoke point, such as peanut oil
1. Determine your oil requirement by lowering the thawed turkey into the pot and adding water until the level reaches a point 2 inches above the bird. Take the turkey from the pot, and mark the water level. Dry the pot and turkey carefully, and add oil to the required level.
2. Heat the peanut oil to between 325 F and 350 F, using the candy thermometer to measure the temperature.
3. Move the turkey to the turkey hanger or basket, and with great care, lower the turkey into the hot oil.
4. Allow 3 to 4 minutes per pound for cooking.
5. Take the turkey out of the oil, and use the meat thermometer to check the temperature. The turkey is done when the temperature reads 170 F in the breast and 180 F in the thigh.
- Do not attempt to fry a stuffed turkey.
- Keep an eye on the cooking turkey at all times.
- Keep a fire extinguisher on hand in case oil contacts the gas burner.
- Keep children and pets away from the frying turkey.
Written By: Shannon R