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Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« on: 20/11/2006 16:50:15 »
HElP! I want to deep fry my turkey for the Holiday, does anyone have any tips for deep frying a whole turkey? He is a 22Lb turkey, if this helps!
« Last Edit: 20/11/2006 17:15:15 by Karen W. »


 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #1 on: 20/11/2006 17:03:00 »
People do it all the time here in Alabama.
From what I've heard, do this outside on you driveway, with an appropriate fire extinguisher nearby. And think through how you're going to get the turkey OUT of the hot oil before you begin.
 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #2 on: 20/11/2006 17:11:08 »
I was assuming that the deep fryer I pick up will have a basket to raise the turkey out with.. Am I under the wrong assumption? I have the fire extinguisher! Carport should do, its open and metal! CAn You stuff the turkey, or does deepfrying it illiminate that posibility?
 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #3 on: 20/11/2006 17:28:07 »
Make sure the turkey isn't frozen, I saw a mythbusters thing which caused the oil to froth everywhere... I guess there was ice in the turkey which melted then boiled. On that general note, make sure the turkey is dry - as the water could boil violently throwing oil everywhere... and I would be very wary about being nearby when you put it in, just in case.
 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #4 on: 20/11/2006 17:42:03 »
Point well taken!Thanks Dave!
 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #5 on: 21/11/2006 16:27:12 »
I have consulted with a local expert on the subject. Dave's right - start with a dry, completely thawed bird. Pre-dip the bird in cold oil away from the fire beforehand to test the level of the oil - you want to cover the bird, but the vessel should be no more than 2/3 full. Oil overflow is another common way to start a fire. Lots of folks inject brine/oil/seasoning mixtures into the meat before it gets fried. Heat the oil (usually peanut oil, but then again, they grow peanuts around here) to 350 F, making sure that the oil level will not rise too high for the vessel once the bird is added. Fry 3 min per pound. And then 5 min more. My expert suggests that you turn off the flame before using tongs to remove the turkey basket from the oil. And have another person there also with tongs (or those silicone potholder gloves), to help if you. Or to use that fire extinguisher.
Bon appetit, y'all!
 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #6 on: 21/11/2006 17:01:16 »
Hey Igic, can I use a different kind of oil? I am a tad allergic to peanut ts, not deathly, but would rather not itch to much!
 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #7 on: 21/11/2006 17:39:08 »
I'm sure you can, just make it sure you use something that won't smoke at 350 F.
 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #8 on: 21/11/2006 17:44:20 »
Thank You very Much.... Happy week to you and Holidays TOO!
 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #10 on: 22/11/2006 04:02:15 »
HEE HEE HEE HEE! I love it, "Thats how I feel!" Off for 5 days.....YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!
 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #11 on: 22/11/2006 04:05:10 »
HElP! I want to deep fry my turkey for the Holiday, does anyone have any tips for deep frying a whole turkey? He is a 22Lb turkey, if this helps!

HANG ON....EWE wanna deep fry a Turkey !! ..LOL....a WHOLE Turkey !! ?.....that's one massive fryer you have right there !!...could double up as a Turkey jacuzzi if you have it set on lo and blow some bubbles into it though a hose !!!

LOL....Hmmmm...deep fried feathered turkey goodness on a stick !!!

One good tip...give the turkey a drink of alcohol first !!..it will make for just casual flapping when you ram the thing in the deep fryer ...LOL

Karen...A WHOLE TURKEY ?....c'mon !!!


I want to Deep Fry a whole Cow !!..LOL...any tips ?.. ;D ;D

 

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Re: Have you Ever deep fried a turkey?
« Reply #12 on: 22/11/2006 04:12:29 »
Yes Sir a whole Turkey I have had one before It is delicious! My Neices Husband did one for us a couple years ago.. It was divine moist delicious YUMMY!! The whole TURKEY! They Have these huge Turkey deep fryers made for it I am picking one up. It should be delicious!I am excited.. But am wondering, I don't believe my lovely stuffing can go into him if I deep fry him!
 

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