Why does my fried turkey look burnt?
Do not allow the temperature to drop below 325ºF because if the oil is cooler than this, the turkey will not cook properly and it may soak up too much oil. If the temperature of the oil is excessively high, the exterior of the turkey will burn before the interior is cooked thoroughly.
Should you put the lid on when deep-frying a turkey?
The cover will help the oil come back to the proper temperature quicker and will protect against oil splatters. It is important that the temperature of the oil is maintained at 350°F. Do not allow the temperature to drop below 325°F. If the oil is not hot enough the turkey will soak up the oil and not cook properly.
Why is my deep-fried turkey turning black?
The general consensus around the fryer was that the blackness was caused by the sugar in the rub. However, a quick scan of internet deep fried turkey recipes seems to suggest that a great many people put sugar on their deep fried turkeys without having this issue, leaving me unconvinced.
How do you get crispy skin on fried turkey?
I suggest you break down a turkey into its pieces, using the thighs, breasts and legs. Brine the pieces, then dry them out in the refrigerator to ensure extra crispy skin, before simply dipping the turkey in buttermilk and seasoned flour. I guarantee that using this method will give you perfect results every time.
How long does it take to heat up oil in a turkey fryer?
Approximately 30 minutes. Be sure the lid is on the fryer to help speed up the process. Use good quality oil with a smoke point of 400°f or higher. Vegetable, corn, canola, soybean, or peanut oils are safe to use.
Do you leave the lid on when deep frying?
Open the lid carefully to avoid hot oil spatters and handle the thermometer with caution to avoid burns. If you ever see smoke coming from the fryer, reduce the temperature immediately, as it is too high. Be safe and keep a fire extinguisher made for oil and grease fires close at hand and know how to use it.
Does a fried turkey need to rest?
Once the breast reaches 151 degrees F, gently remove from the oil and allow to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes prior to carving. The bird will reach an internal temperature of 161 degrees F due to carry over cooking.
How long do I deep fry turkey?
Place the turkey into a drain basket, neck-side first. Working slowly and carefully, gently lower the basket into the hot oil to completely cover the turkey. Maintain the temperature of the oil at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and cook turkey for 3 1/2 minutes per pound, about 35 minutes.
What is the best oil for turkey frying?
Peanut oil is the best oil for deep frying turkey because its high flash point makes it less likely to catch on fire. The best oil for fried turkey should also be low in saturated fat because the turkey will absorb a small amount of oil as it cooks.
Do you cook a turkey at 325 or 350?
Roast in a 325° or 350° (depending on size of bird; see below) oven until thermometer registers 160°. If turkey is unstuffed, tip slightly to drain juices from body cavity into pan. Transfer turkey to a platter. Let stand in a warm place, uncovered, for 15 to 30 minutes, then carve.
How much oil do you need to deep-fry a turkey?
Fill the pot with peanut or canola oil up to the mark you made earlier—you’ll need 4 to 5 gallons to fry a 12- to 14-pound turkey in a 30-quart pot. Turn the burner on, adjust the heat to moderately high, and heat the oil until the thermometer registers 375°F.