Category:Foods & Culinary
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. These will serve as a safety precaution to protect you. So what makes deep frying a turkey dangerous? 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. In line with this, hazards are attached. When a hot cooking oil has a direct contact to your burner, it can actually cause 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. The lid of the casserole can be hazardously hot and may cause severe type of burns. 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. Begin with the preparation of the turkey first. Take off the neck, and the internal organs of the turkey. Cleaning the turkey when you are about to deep fry it is similar to the way it is being cleaned when you are about to roast it. Take off the leg ties from the turkey. Position the turkey in a cooking basket and put it in the casserole. Pour water to immerse the turkey until the water level is 1 to 2 inches from the level of 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. After measuring the water level, you may now remove the water. Start pouring oil into the cooking pot up to the measured level. Set the thermostat control to 375 degrees fahrenhheit. Wait for 20 to 30 minutes for the oil to heat up properly. Ensure that the turkey is positioned horizontally in the cooking basket and then you put it inside the casserole with hot oil. Cover the cooking pot to contain the hot oil inside and prevent splatters. You can tell if you are already done cooking if the turkey floats with a brown color. Then you give time for the turkey to drain its oil.