what is the best way to fry a 12lb turkey?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Remove giblets and neck from turkey. Remove plastic ring holding legs together and pop-up timer. Rinse turkey with cold water and dry well. At this time you can loosen the skin from the breast, without detaching it; and add your seasoning under to skin. Creole seasoning is really good. In a small bowl combine about a cup of butter with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of whatever seasoning you put under the skin. Fill a turkey marinade injector with the butter mixture; inject turkey with the mixture at 1-inch intervals, into breasts, thighs, and wings. Let stand 30 minutes before frying.

    Heat peanut oil in a turkey fryer to 375 degrees F over medium-low heat. Place turkey in fryer basket. Carefully lower basket into hot oil. The temperature should fall to and remain at 325 degrees. Cook for approximately 40 to 45 minutes (3 1/2 minutes per pound at 325 degrees). Slowly remove basket from oil. Drain and let cool slightly before slicing. Make sure your turkey fryer is on a level surface outdoors. Be extremely careful when lowering turkey into hot oil.

  • Dan
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Outside, in peanut oil in a turkey fryer. Follow the manufacture's instructions.

    BE CAREFUL. Many people start fires doing this.

    Regards,

    Dan

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