Many folks will be attempting their first deep fried turkey this holiday season. This can result in a fine meal or painful burns if not done correctly
Start by purchasing a Fresh Turkey, not on this is currently or has been frozen and they have too much liquid in them and will splatter when submerged in the scaing hot deep oil.
Be sure to remove the package of gizzards and neck bones from inside of turkey. before unwrapping turkey. place in the cooking vessel/ deep kettle, and pour water over to cover turkey by one inch. Remove turkey and measure the water in kettle. This is the proper amount of oil to use. Unwrap and Wipe bird free of any surface dirt, do not submerge in water. To dry skin totaly, hang turkey over newspapers or brown bags and turn a household fan onto turkey and allow skin to dry in the blowing air. Pat the inside with cloth or paper towels and direct fan into body cavity.
Apply favorite Rub mixture to outter skin and to inside if desired. Inject marind into turkey in Thighs, Legs and seveal places on breast and back.
Fill kettle with the measured oil. Peanut Oil is best as it will take the high temparature needed to sear, then cook turkey completly. Heat oil to at least 350 *. Use the Turkey rack that came with cooker set to slowly lower perpared turkey into the hot oil. Be careful as it will still splatter somewhat as it goes into oil. Remove lowering handel and place cover with thermometer through it over kettel and allow skin to begin cooking. Occasionaly move turkey about so it cooks evenly. Allow aprox. 3 3/4 minutes per pound for a 13 pound turkey or 45 minutes total. Check internal Temparature with Instant read thermometer and it should read 160-170 degress.
Carefully remove turkey from oil and place on cut open brown paper grocery bags to continue cooking from residual heat then allow to cool. Carefully remove wings, thighs and legs and pull meat from bones and cover until serving time arrives.
Turn heat off under the oil and make sure cooker and oil are in a safe place so no one knocks them over and gets sever burns.