what’s this Turkey frying you’re on about?
dont you stick them in the oven & roast the fuckers?
its not Kentucky fried turkey
As promised, more detail. I have been frying turkeys for decades now for special events like Thanksgiving, when I fry between 3-5 of them, some for my party and some for others who ask me to.
It is quite simple really, and a hell of a lot quicker than oven roasting the bird. Plus it frees up the oven for other things like the many casseroles that go with Thanksgiving Day's meal. This year my menu will be as follows for the 30 or so folks showing up.
Chicken/Andouille Sausage/Okra gumbo with rice
Macaroni & Cheese
Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes
4 Fried Turkeys
Fresh baked herb bread
Snack tray stuff will include:
Philadelphia Cream Cheese with my own homemade Pepper Jelly with crackers
Assorted Cheese Tray
Dessert will include:
Strawberry Cheese Cake
Assorted beer, wine and hard liquor will be on hand for those that want to imbibe.
Now, to fry a turkey.
Make sure it is entirely thawed. The night before frying I inject the turkey with my own blend of liquid seasoning and let that sit overnight in the fridge.
The next morning I take the birds out and make absolutely sure they are as dry as I can get them, lightly rub some olive oil over the outside and season with seasoned salt mix, black pepper and some garlic powder.
Frying is a matter of getting my peanut oil up to 350 degrees F in my designated turkey frying pot. Put the bird on the frying rack so it is sitting upright (ends of the legs on the bottom and neck up top) and s-l-o-w-l-y lower it into the oil. The temperature will drop some and you need to get it back up to 325 degrees F and cook it for 3 1/2 minutes per lb. I try to get as close to 13 lb. birds as I can and fry them for 45 minutes each. Remove from the oil when done, allow the oil to drip off the bird then place it on a cooling rack to rest for about 30 minutes before carving. I have 2 pots this year, so I can fry 2 turkeys at a time and have more time to visit with my guests.
One thing to remember is displacement, and a lot of stupid people forget about that little step and put too much oil in their pot and overflow it, causing a major fire situation.
I do this outside on my patio and use my seafood burning rig that uses propane gas for a real hot fire to get things heated up quickly.