Deep fried turkey is one among the most popular quality recipes in many countries as this is so simple to prepare and very scrumptious as well. Many people want to be able to cook this dish appropriately so they can have something good to offer during occasions.
Before you begin cooking, be sure you have all the things that you will be needing which include a large stock pot with a lid, a burner, a poultry holder, a lifter and a thermometer. This is vital to prepare everything so that you can complete cooking much faster.
Turkey fryer is one of the most famous kitchen apparatus in many countries as this is capable of making a good deep fried turkey for different events. In cooking a deep fried turkey, one must first prepare the meat by injecting it with a freshly prepared marinade and then frying it in a large apparatus specifically designed to appropriately fry a turkey and place it in a required level of temperature, usually at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Many would prefer using peanut oil in frying their turkey since it is a healthier alternative and this is considered as the most stable cooking oil in cooking meals over very high temperatures like 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Although deep fryers are easy to manipulate, you should still have to make sure that you have read all safety precautions and step-by-step instructions to prevent any accidents.
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Depending on the type of turkey fryer that you have, it is usually stated on the booklet on how long you need to fry a turkey with it. To be ready to cook, you need to fill the tank of propane gas.
In preparing the turkey, you need to thaw it for at least two days prior to the day that you plan to deep fry it. The thawing period actually depends on the size of the turkey that you have. After thawing, take out the giblets and the neck from the turkey’s cavity.
Make sure you install the deep fryer outside your house, away from your deck or garage. Figure out the amount of peanut oil that you need to use by pouring water first into the pot with the turkey to the level that it will not overflow, about an inch below the top of the turkey. Take off the turkey and note the level of water for this will be your oil level line, then remove the water and put the peanut oil on the level of the water after drying both the turkey and the stock vessel.
Make sure to attach the thermometer accordingly to the deep fryer. Monitor the level of heat and slowly increase the flame until the oil reaches a temperature between 325 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to observe safety by not leaving the deep fryer unattended. There are times when you need to adjust the temperature control a few times to keep the oil at the desired temperature depending on the weather outside. Put the full turkey in the hot oil and you must cook it until the internal temperature reaches between 180 and 190 degrees. When the turkey is done, put on heavy gloves to protect you and get the hook of the turkey lifter. Slowly move up the turkey out of the oil and allow all excess oil to drip down into the pot. When you observe dark brown crispy skin, this indicates that your turkey is done. The turkey will still require extra draining so you must place the turkey on a clean surface over paper towels. It must rest for at least 20 minutes before you can actually start carving it.