Thanksgiving 101: How to Fry a Turkey

Everything you need to know about the traditional fried and flavored bird


With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it is time to brush up on some turkey cooking basics.

Today I am going to cover the basics of how to fry a turkey. Doing so isn’t particularly complicated, but the devil is in the details. I often have a lot of people ask me how you know when a fried turkey is cooked through, or what is the best way to lower it into the oil. Well, here is everything you need to know. This slideshow covers the basic procedure for a traditionally fried and flavored bird. Once you get more comfortable with the frying technique, you should feel free to add any new flavors you want. Happy Thanksgiving! — thenaptimechef

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