Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. If you are in charge of the turkey this year, you have a big job ahead of you. One preparation method that is gaining in popularity is to deep fry a turkey. However, this method can be a bit dangerous if not done properly. Here are a few tips to get a tender, juicy turkey without injury.
- Set up your propane deep fryer outside on a flat surface away from any houses, garages, or decks.
- To determine how much oil you will need, place your thawed turkey in the fryer and fill it with water until the turkey is just covered. Remove the turkey and drain all the water back into the fryer. Mark the water line and discard the water.
- Add oil to the fryer to the line you marked and preheat the oil to 375°
- Pat the turkey dry with paper towels and prepare it with any seasonings.
- When the oil is ready, turn off the burner and slowly lower the turkey into the oil. Turn the burner back on.
- Cook the turkey for 3-4 minutes per pound. Check with a meat thermometer to ensure it is ready. Dark meat should reach 175-180 degrees and white meat should be 165-170 degrees.
- Turn off the burner and slowly lift it from the fryer. Let it stand for 20 minutes before handling.
Are you planning on deep frying your turkey this year? You are welcome to share your leftovers with us at Stalker Chevrolet.