How to Make Fried Turkey for Thanksgiving
Give your Thanksgiving a Southern edge this year and fry your turkey. The frying process creates a ridiculously crisp exterior while allowing the juices to stay inside the bird. The end result? Every bite is incredibly moist and tender.
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How to Deep-Fry a Turkey
There are plenty of reasons to deep-fry a turkey for Thanksgiving. Frying the bird frees up the oven, allowing more room for baking the sides and pies. Secondly, it cooks in a fraction of the time. And lastly, the flavor you get from a fried turkey is unbeatable.
Step 1: Choose Your Turkey
Step 2: Designate a Safe Area for Frying
Step 3: Determine the Amount of Peanut Oil Needed
Step 4: Thaw the Turkey Completely
Step 5: Prepare the Marinade
Step 6: Marinate the Turkey
Step 7: Prepare the Fryer
Step 8: Slowly Lower Turkey Into Fryer
Step 9: Fry the Bird
Step 10: Remove the Bird
Step 11: Allow the Bird to Rest
Step 12: Dispose of the Oil
When finished cooking, allow the used oil to cool completely (overnight is best). The oil can then be filtered and pumped back into its original plastic containers and stored for up to 6 months in a cool, dry place. If disposing of the oil, check with your local waste management department and follow designated protocol.