Fried Turkey


1 12- to 14-pound turkey, neck and giblets removed
4 gallons vegetable oil


Thoroughly dry bird inside and out. Pour oil into a 7- to 8-gallon frying pot. Place pot on burner and heat oil to 375° over medium-low heat according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Mount turkey onto frying base and, using oven mitts and a sturdy hook, carefully lower turkey into hot oil. Check the thermometer often during frying and keep oil at 350°. Fry 40 minutes. Turkey is done when a meat thermometer inserted into thigh registers 170°. Remove turkey from oil using oven mitts and hook; drain and let rest 20 minutes before slicing.

Cooking & Recipes


10 servings

Preparation Time: 

45 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

1 hours

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