Prep the Turkey from Thanksgiving 101: How to Fry a Turkey Slideshow

Thanksgiving 101: How to Fry a Turkey Slideshow

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Prep the Turkey

Begin with a clean, dry turkey, with the giblets and neck removed. The turkey should be room temperature before proceeding.

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Season the Turkey

Rub the turkey with your preferred dried seasoning. Be sure to season the turkey thoroughly, both outside and inside the cavity, to ensure deep flavor.

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Commence Frying

Fill the fryer no more than 3/4 full with peanut oil. Too much oil can cause a fire — do not overfill! Heat the oil to 350 degrees and carefully lower the turkey into the fryer, wearing an oven mitt to protect your hands.

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Cook The Turkey

Calculate the cooking time at three minutes per pound plus five minutes per bird. (So a 20-pound bird would require 65 minutes of frying time.) Make sure the turkey remains fully submerged while it cooks and keep the temperature at 350 degrees while frying.

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Safe Frying Practices

Be sure no children are near the frying pot at any time during frying. Put on oven mitts and an apron before removing the turkey.

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