Fried turkey is becoming more and more popular every year. However they can be very dangerous. So dangerous that Underwriters Laboratories and National Fire Protection Association advise against using them. If you do decide to fry your turkey be sure to follow all safety tips.
Keep children and pets clear of the fryer area at all times.
Always have a grease fire rated extinguisher nearby.
Do not fry turkeys on a deck or other structure which is flammable, keep the fryer a safe distance from all buildings trees bushes etc. never fry a turkey in a garage.
Always wear eye protection and oven gloves when handling the turkey.
Never move the fryer
Be sure your bird is completely thawed, ice or water added to hot oil can cause severe splattering.
Never operate fryer in rain or snow, once again severe splattering which can lead to fire.
Keep the tank as far from the fryer as possible.
Read the instructions and use the correct amount of oil do not overfill.
The oil temperature should be 350 degrees.
Monitor the fryer constantly, never leave it unattended.
Shut down the fryer when adding the bird, then turn it back on once the bird is in the fryer.
Avoid stuffing the bird when frying.
The best bet is to not fry the turkey, I recommend this recipe.
Use the oven or a counter top roaster, fold together at edges enough foil to completely wrap the bird, set the large foil sheet in the roaster or a roaster pan if using the oven. Put the seasoned bird ( I like to inject mine with marinade the night before and then inject with melted butter right before I cook it, and then season the bird per your taste) on the foil, pour a beer in the bird. If you stuff the bird just pour it in the bottom. Seal the bird to make sure it is as airtight as possible.
Pour a couple cups of water in the pan or roaster outside of the foil pack.
Cook on 450 for 4 to 6 hours depending on the size of your bird.
When your ready to serve, forget the fork and knife, use a pair of tongs and a fork as the meat will just fall apart. Be ready for the moistest, most tender turkey you’ve ever eaten! Happy Thanksgiving!