Deep Fried Turkey Instructions

I know this website is about grilling, but I just can’t ignore the outdoor deep fryer. I enjoy deep frying whole turkey as much as I do grilling. Especially during the holidays, when the family is in. Nothing beats a cool day, a cold beverage and the smell of frying turkey in peanut oil.   has long replaced oven roasted variety at my house. There is just no comparison when it come to the juicy flavor of the meat and the crispness of the skin. I have heard many stories of turkey fryer accidents. Dealing with 350 degree oil and an open flame should not be taken lightly. Overflows have been known to catch fire. So help keep yourself from being deep fried, I compiled this section of tips and instructions as a guideline for enjoying your deep fried turkey safely. Feel free to drop a line or leave a comment if you have any questions.

Turkey Fryer Safety

Deep Frying Thanksgiving Turkey may be a treat but can be hazardous. Check these articles to keep you and your family safe from dangerous fires this holiday season.

LP Gas Tank Safety Precautions
3 out of 4 U.S. households own grills, and 61% of those use propane gas.  Enjoy your grill the  safe way.

Safety Precautions When Deep Frying Whole Turkey
Turkey Fryers can be dangerous if safety precautions are not followed. Submerging a turkey full of juice into 350 degree oil, surrounded by open flames should not be taken lightly. Overflows splashing down the sides of the fryer and into the flames can easily catch fire.

Outdoor Fryer Operating Instructions

Turkey Fryer Lighting Instructions
Believe it or not, there is a sequence to lighting a turkey fryer. Follow these steps to prevent detonation. Always refer to your cooker’s owner’s manual for specific operating instructions.

Deep Fried Turkey Instructions

Step by Step on how to drop bird.
1. Select Oil 2.Brine 3.Inject 4.Marinate 5.Fry 6.Enjoy!

Alternative Oil For Frying A Turkey
Peanut oil is typically used for frying turkey because of its higher smoke point and a more desirable flavor. However, what if you are allergic to peanuts and don’t care to use hydrogenated oils? Is there a tastier oil to use?What if you are simply looking for the healthiest alternative? The good news is there are alternatives to peanut oil that address these needs.
Deep Fried Turkey in Rice Bran Oil
Touted as being globally recognized as the true “Health Oil”, I got in contact with Ellen Davenport from California Rice Oil Company and asked her why I should use her company’s to deep fry my turkey this year.

How To Brine Turkey
The best way to get flavorful poultry, regardless of how it is prepared, is to start with a brine. Brining adds moisture and flavor to poultry and helps to keep it from drying out. A turkey can be a serious investment in time so you want to make sure it is perfect, especially if you’re entertaining. Whether you grill, smoke, fry, or roast your turkey, you should use a brined bird.

How To Inject Marinade For Deep Fried Turkey
Turkey frying marinade Injection Tips with Video. Step By Step directions on how to use injectable marinade for deep fried turkey.

Deep Fried Turkey Instructions Part 1
Deep Fried Turkey has become a Thanksgiving favorite. Part 1 – Tips and step by step directions on preparing a whole turkey for deep frying in peanut oil.

Deep Fried Turkey Instructions Part 2
Deep Fried Turkey has become a Thanksgiving favorite. Part 2 – How long does it take to deep fry a turkey? Step by step directions on frying turkey.

Deep Fried Turkey Recipes

Cajun Style Deep Fried Turkey
Bayou-Creole Style Deep Fried Turkey
Southern Style Deep Fried Turkey
Cajun Style Marinade
Beer Can Turkey
Turkey Meat Nutritional Value
Dark and White meat cook at different rates due to fat content. Consider cooking separately & joining for presentation.
How Much Turkey Should I Buy?
The general rule of thumb is that you need to buy one pound of turkey for each average appetite adult.

Turkey Fryer Accessories

Turkey Fryer Equipment and Accessories
If you have a grill, you need a turkey fryer too. Frying turkey has become a standard during the holidays for backyard chefs. But besides the holidays turkey fryers are easy to transport and can be used at BBQs and are perfect for fish frys. My employees will get an occasional treat as I fire up the turkey fryer in the morning for delicious deep fried turkey at lunch.

Infrared Turkey Fryer
A healthy alternative to oil frying, the infrared turkey fryer actually does more than just fry turkeys. It can also safely cook chicken, pork tenderloin, beef roast and most large cuts of meat up to 16 pounds, all in about eight to 10 minutes per pound.

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