How to fry a turkey!

real-men-fry-turkeysI compiled a cheat sheet for the important things I always look up when it’s time to fry a turkey. How hot to get the oil and how long to cook it. Please refer to the complete giudes at the bottom of this article for more details and precautions.

Heat peanut oil in a turkey fryer or a very, very large stockpot to 350 degrees F. Lower turkey into hot oil, very carefully, making sure it is fully submerged. Fry turkey for 3 minutes per pound plus 5 minutes per bird. Remove turkey from oil and drain on paper towels.

Temperature 350°F
Weight Minutes Per Pound Total Time
10 pounds 3 30:00 minutes
11 pounds 3 33:00 minutes
12 pounds 3 36:00 minutes
13 pounds 3 1/2 45:30 minutes
14 pounds 3 1/2 49:00 minutes
15 pounds 3 1/2 52:30 minutes
16 pounds 3 1/2 56:00 minutes
17 pounds 3 1/2 59:30 minutes
18 pounds 3 1/2 63:00 minutes
19 pounds 3 1/2 66:30 minutes
20 pounds 3 1/2 70:00 minutes

 

References:

http://briansbelly.com/featured-new/deep-fried-turkey/
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/deep-fried-turkey-recipe/index.html

 

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