Thinking of mixing up your classic roasted turkey recipe this Thanksgiving? Try a deep-fried turkey! This method has grown in popularity in recent years, and if you haven’t tried the fried version of this Thanksgiving staple, consider testing it out. You won’t regret straying from tradition with this holiday meal.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Yield: 6-8 Servings
Execution level: Easy
Frying a turkey is relatively easy on the prep side, although you are working with a large vat of hot oil, so make sure you follow proper safety protocol.
1| Start by thoroughly rinsing the turkey (inside and out!).
2| Allow it to drain fully before rubbing with dry house seasoning of choice (we recommend mixing together 1 cup of salt, 1/4th cup of black pepper, and 1/4th cup of garlic powder for a simple, yet tasty rub)
3| Let the turkey reach room temperature.
4| Heat peanut oil in turkey fryer (or really large stock pan) to 350ºF.
5| Once the temperature is reached, carefully lower turkey into hot oil. It needs to be fully submerged to cook properly.
6| Cooking time is approximately 3 minutes per pond, plus 5 minutes for each turkey in the fryer.
7| Once it’s fully cooked, remove the turkey and drain on paper towels.
8| Now’s the fun part – carving your bird and serving it with all your favorite Thanksgiving sides.
Recipe from Food Network