Whether adorning your holiday table or pleasing a crowd for a party, learn how to deep-fry your own turkey in four steps.
Two-Alarm Deep Fried Turkey
Recipe: Two-Alarm Deep-Fried Turkey
While a bit of a messy and tedious process, deep-frying your own turkey will leave you with a sense of immense culinary accomplishment. Our recipe for Two-Alarm Deep-Fried Turkey is a welcomed favorite at any holiday gathering or family meal.
Step 1: Prepare the Turkey
Remove giblets and neck from turkey; rinse turkey with cold water. Drain; pat dry. Rub turkey with oil. Loosen and lift skin from turkey breast without totally detatching the skin. Rub seasoning under the skin, over the skin, and in the cavity.
Step 2: Place on Fryer Rod
Place turkey, neck side down, on the fryer rod.
Step 3: Cook Turkey in Hot Oil
Pour oil into turkey fryer 10 to 12 inches below top of fryer. Heat oil to 300° according to manufacturer's instructions. Carefully lower turkey into hot oil.
Step 4: Remove and Let Stand
Fry turkey 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thigh registers 165°. Remove turkey from oil; drain and let stand 15 minutes before carving.
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