How to Safely Deep Fry a Turkey

How to Safely Deep Fry a Turkey
How to Safely Deep Fry a Turkey

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.

  1. Set up your propane deep fryer outside on a flat surface away from any houses, garages, or decks.
  2. 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.
  3. Add oil to the fryer to the line you marked and preheat the oil to 375°
  4. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels and prepare it with any seasonings.
  5. When the oil is ready, turn off the burner and slowly lower the turkey into the oil. Turn the burner back on.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Travel Safely This Thanksgiving

If you haven’t been on the roads leading up to Thanksgiving, traffic can be hectic. Thanksgiving is one of the busy travel days of the year. According to roughly 43.4 million Americans will travel this Thanksgiving; a number that is slightly down from last year.

While that number may be down, that still a lot of people on the roads and in the air. We’re here to give you pointers to stay safe and have a great time with loved ones. Check out our top 5 driving tips.

Make sure you hit the road early. Speeding and hurried driving can distract you from the road, by placing more focus on the clock and where you need to be.

Plan your route in advance. Know where you’re going and how you plan on getting there. This will help you avoid looking too hard for signs and at your GPS. If you’re going to use a GPS mount it on your dash, so your eyes don’t have to travel far from the road.

Be mindful of the weather. It’s late November everyone. Snow, rain, ice, sleet, anything can happen. Check the weather before you leave and see what you’re driving into.

Try to travel before Wednesday. Because the holiday falls on a Thursday, many people leave Wednesday making it the biggest travel day. With traffic from those who have to work on Wednesday mixed with those traveling the road can get congested quickly.

Always back emergency equipment. We hope you never have an accident or get stranded anywhere; especially not during the holidays, but if you do we want to help you be prepared.

Travel Safely and Happy Thanksgiving from Stalker Chevrolet.