# Often asked: How To Safely Deep Fry A Turkey?

Jan 28, 2022
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## How long does deep frying turkey take?

Maintain the oil temperature at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and cook the turkey for 3 1/2 minutes per kilogram, or about 45 minutes. Carefully remove the bucket from the oil and drain the turkey. Place meat thermometer in thickest part of thigh; internal temperature should be 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

## How long does it take to fry 20 kg of turkey?

When the oil reaches the desired temperature, slowly lower the turkey and bucket into the fryer. Set the timer for 3-4 minutes per pound. For example, if you’re trying to decide how long to fry a 20 pound turkey, 3 x 20 = a minimum of 60 minutes. The frying time for 10 kg of turkey should be 30-40 minutes.

## Why does a turkey explode when fried?

So when frozen turkey glaze meets a bowl of hot oil, it immediately turns to steam and expands to 1700 times its original volume. This can cause the oil to burst, and if a particle of oil comes in contact with the flame – boom – you’re in trouble.

## How to dry a turkey before frying it?

Cover and place in a cool, dry place for 8-16 hours. Take the turkey out of the brine, rinse it and pat it dry. Let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before baking. Put the oil in a 28-30 liter saucepan and place it over high heat on a sturdy outdoor propane burner.

## How long does it take to fry a 10 kg turkey?

Fry 10-13 pound turkeys for 3 minutes per pound, and for 14-20 pound turkeys, cook for 3 1/2 minutes per pound. A 10 kg turkey will take about 30 minutes. A 20 kg turkey will take about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cook until the internal temperature reaches between 180 and 190 degrees Celsius.

## How long does it take to fry a 12 kg turkey?

It will take about 41 minutes to prepare a 12 kilogram bird. Boil the turkey until the skin turns brown. Turn off the heat, remove the turkey from the butter, and measure the internal temperature of the breast meat to make sure the turkey has reached 165 degrees F.

## When should you inject a turkey before frying it?

Traditionally, fried turkey is injected with the marinade before cooking; how long before cooking is a matter of debate. You can inject the turkey between 24 hours and 5 minutes before frying. We have had good results injecting two hours before frying.

## What size turkey can be fried in a 30 liter fryer?

The recommended maximum size of a 30 liter turkey pan is £18. As for the cooking time, count about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per kilogram of turkey.

## Can you fry a turkey in the rain?

Ice or water mixed with hot oil can cause burns. Watch the weather. Never use the fryer outdoors in the rain or snow. Place the fryer on a flat surface and avoid moving it after use.

## Why is frying turkey so dangerous?

Deep trimming the turkey is extremely dangerous as there is a high risk of spilling hot oil, spilling and overheating; all of which can lead to burns, fires and other injuries.

## Why is my turkey exploding?

Partially frozen turkeys may explode on contact with oil. They can also cause splashes and spills. DO NOT try to extinguish a fire with water (oil and water do not mix and water will make the fire worse).

## Why not fry frozen turkey?

When ice comes into contact with hot oil, it immediately turns to steam. Fast enough steam can push the oil through the sides of the pan, potentially spraying it onto the stovetop or into the flame under the pan. This is why the turkey should always be completely thawed before entering the fryer.

## How long should you fry a turkey per kilogram?

Maintain the oil temperature at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and cook the turkey for 3 1/2 minutes per kilogram, or about 35 minutes. Carefully remove the bucket of butter and place a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh; internal temperature should be 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

## Is 3 liters of turkey oil enough?

You will need enough oil to cover the entire turkey, but not enough to overflow. The general guideline is to use 3 quarts of oil for 30 quarts. saucepan and 3 1/3 gallons of oil for 32 tbsp. pot.

## Do you leave the lid open when frying the turkey?

Watch the bird while frying and make sure the temperature is 350 while cooking. Leave it uncovered. You need to fry your turkey for 3-4 minutes per kilogram. For a 15 pound turkey, about 45 minutes.