How To Prepare Deep Fried Turkey For Thanksgiving
October is the perfect month to practice making deep fried turkey for your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. If you don't have any experience deep frying a turkey, then it's a good idea to have some practice. With more than a month before Thanksgiving, you can still have some turkey now without getting tired of turkey sandwiches before Thanksgiving.
Go dig out the turkey fryer from the attic, basement or garage. Then clean and polish it so it's ready to use. If you don't already have one, you can find lots of ones to choose from online Your next move is to buy some cooking oil. Often peanut oil is recommended but you need to be sure that no one has a peanut allergy. This is also the time to find recipes on how to season the turkey, perhaps with some dry rubs.
So, on to the practice run. You really don't want Thanksgiving Day to be the first time you've attempted to deep fry a turkey. It's a time to be thankful and to enjoy your family. It's not the time to be worrying about whether or not you've covered everything so you can cook the turkey properly.
If you try your hand at deep frying a turkey well in advance, you'll be much more confident when you do it for Thanksgiving. Trust me, as you'll be dealing with five gallons of boiling oil, you're going to want to feel pretty confident.
Preparation should include a checking for a full propane tank and making sure your fire extinguishers is fully charged and nearby. Now get together all the necessary equipment as well as your gloves and goggles. Keep everything you need together. You don't want to have to go searching for stuff when you're preparing the Thanksgiving meal.
Don't forget that when you deep fry your turkey there aren't going to be any drippings you can use to make gravy. So spend a little time thinking about how you're going to make the gravy. You can always use the turkey neck and giblets as a base for the gravy. Or, you can rely on ready-made gravy. Deep fried turkey is amazingly moist, however, you'll still want gravy for your mashed potatoes, so you need to plan ahead.
If you're an old hat at deep frying turkey, or if this is your first try, it's smart to practice first. Being sure of your skills will allow you to relax and enjoy Thanksgiving. If you're well prepared ahead of time your day will go flawlessly. Now there's something to be thankful for.
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