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How to Deep Fry a Turkey Deliciously

Before getting into the recipe of deep frying a turkey, we must know the dangers associated with it. Being aware of such dangers will allow you to be cautious and to protect yourself. So what are the dangers in deep frying a turkey? In cooking a deep fried turkey, it is necessary to make use of large cooking casseroles filled with hot oil since the size of a turkey is large too. Due to this, there is a large risk associated. Once a cooking oil, even small amounts that comes into contact with the burner can lead to a large fire. If your deep fryer does not have any thermostat control, there is a tendency for it to overheat and cause combustion. A casserole that is too much filled with oil or if the turkey is not thawed, there is a tendency of spilling the oil when putting the turkey into it. There is a possibility of acquiring severe kinds of burns because the sides of the casserole may become too hot. When there is spillage, because of the size of the cooking materials involved, it can affect a large area too. Having known about the hazards in cooking a deep fried turkey, we have an idea on how meticulous it is and that we should take some precautions in doing it.

Let us now continue with the ways to cook a deep fried turkey. We may need to prepare the turkey first before frying it. Take off the neck, and the internal organs of the turkey. Clean it as if you are going to roast it. Remove the ties on the legs of the turkey. Inside the cooking basket, you place the turkey and then dip it into the casserole. Fill the casserole with an amount of water that is 1 to 2 inches above the turkey. Then you remove the turkey from the casserole and measure the water level. This procedure will help in measuring the amount of oil that needs to be poured into the cooking pot to deep fry the turkey. Empty the cooking pot when you have already measured the water level. Start pouring oil into the cooking pot up to the measured level. Set the thermostat control to 375 degrees fahrenhheit. Wait for the oil to heat up, probably 20 to 30 minutes. When the oil is hot enough, place the basket containing the turkey into it making sure that the turkey is at horizontal position. Cover the cooking pot to contain the hot oil inside and prevent splatters. If you note that the color of the skin of the turkey is brown and it floats, that means it is already done. Then you give time for the turkey to drain its oil.

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