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Best Temperature to Deep-Fry a Turkey

Deep-frying a turkey results in a crispy but juicy bird. The key is frying at the correct temperature. We're sharing the best temperature for deep-frying a turkey plus delicious turkey recipes and a step-by-step video on how to make deep-fried turkey.

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What Is the Best Temperature for Deep-Frying a Turkey?

We recommend frying the turkey in 350 degrees F peanut or other vegetable oil for 3 minutes per pound. Take the internal temperature in the meaty part of the thigh (it should register 180 degrees F).

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How to Deep-Fry a Turkey

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