Great Frying Turkey Tips

By: Francis Murphy | Posted: 16th September 2009

The first few frying turkey tips are to make sure that your turkey is fully defrosted before cooking it. If this is not done, your turkey will not be cooked the way it should be cooked or the way that you want it to be cooked for that matter. The other tip is that in order to know how much oil to cook the turkey in, put the defrosted turkey on a rack and lower it into an empty pot. Then, fill the pot with water until the turkey is covered. This is the level of oil that you need to cook the turkey.

The next few frying turkey tips have do with what needs to be done before the turkey can be cooked proper. Clean the turkey inside out removing all the unwanted parts Take out the fat and remove the excess skin. Then, dry the turkey and make sure the opening in the neck is wide. This is if you are deciding to make the turkey stuffing too. This is often a popular way of cooking turkey but requires a little bit more effort in terms of making the stuffing. It is more for advanced cooking or cooking for experts.

The other tips are to apply the seasonings that you have chosen onto the turkey and rub it in. Seasonings can be as simple as pepper and salt. Then, put the turkey on the rack upside down. Oil needs to be put into the pot and the pot on the cooker. Peanut oil is a popular choice although you can use regular oil too. Heat the oil to 325 - 350˚F. Place the turkey into the pot. It is essential that the turkey is completely covered in the oil.

As a general rule, fry the turkey for 3 - 3 and a half minutes per pound or until golden brown. The frying time for a single turkey is about 18 minutes. When the turkey is done, take out the turkey on the rack from the pot. Put the rack with the turkey on some kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil. Lastly, slowly remove the turkey from the rack and place on serving plate.

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