Roasting is the classic way to cook a holiday bird, but this year try something new and serve deep-fried turkey. We're sharing the best temperature for deep-frying a turkey, how long to fry a turkey, plus delicious deep-fried turkey recipes.
Try something new for your Thanksgiving entree and serve deep-fried turkey this year. Once you learn how to deep fry a turkey to a perfect finish of crispy skin and juicy meat, you might never use your oven again.
We recommend frying the turkey in 350°F peanut oil or other vegetable oil for 3 minutes per pound. Take the internal temperature in the meaty part of the thigh (it should register 180°F).
Once it's cooked, learn about the best way to carve a turkey.
When cooking with hot oil—especially in the large amounts required to deep-fry turkey—it's important to always keep safety in mind. Avoid burns and fires this Thanksgiving by following these tips when you're deep-frying your turkey.