Tips For Frying That Bird On Thanksgiving!
I'm a "foodie"....worked in kitchens growing up and just love to cook. One thing I've never had the opportunity to enjoy is a fried turkey. For those of you that cook them, here is a refresher. For those of you who want to learn to cook a delicious (I'm guessing) golden brown fried turkey! Let's start here.....
- Fresh turkeys are safer- If you are going to use a frozen turkey, make sure it is fully thawed. Placing a frozen bird in hot oil could cause an explosion or cause the oil to spill over and possibly ignite a fire!
- Fryers should be used on flat surfaces and be used outdoors away from your house or any combustible materials. EX- Towels, pot-holders etc...
-Do not leave fryers unattended- Obviously!
-Wear cooking goggles and oven mits when getting close or handling the fryer.
-Do not over fill the fryer with oil.
-Drop the turkey in slowly....allow bubbles to settle before lowering the whole bird into the pot.
-Never let the oil temperature exceed 350 degrees. Oil can ignite at 375 degrees.
-Keep a fire extinguisher nearby when frying the turkey.
- Let the oil cool for hours before trying to remove or store it!
* all info taken from prep site Radio Online*