So You Wanna Deep Fry A Maple Bacon Turkey?
One or two turkey’s but there is nothing like a deep fried turkey. The idea of deep frying a turkey was a conversation, that both myself and Max have discussed with delight. Max and myself wanted something stunning, different and something to impress. We got it, we thought deep fried turkey for Thanksgiving year, an epic choice. The small bird we pick was really because it was just Max, myself, my girlfriend & the neighbors son Max. We settled for 10 lbs and we decide to pick seasoning (maple bacon seasoning), peanut oil (ideal but you can use other fryer oils), turkey fryer (under $75 dollars bought new) but this probably has forever changed Thanksgiving for me.
I have rules and steps when deep frying a turkey. I say this because we have friends at the fire department that all have a story about a fire started by a deep fryer. BEEEE SSSSAAAAFFEE and careful! Do this sober, keep a fire extinguisher on hand for emergencies, keep children and dogs away during this process. There are a few pointers/rules I can give you from my experience as a chef.
Rule #1: Make sure your turkey is dry, inside and out. If ice is hidden in the turkey, when you deep fry it the oil, water can react and it can create a fire. Check, then check again. No joke.
Rule #2: Use peanut oil (it’s pricey but worth it). Max always says, “good quality food is priceless and always worth it”.
Rule #3: Make sure you are prepared. You’re gonna be outside for a couple hours. Make sure you are dressed appropriately. Have time and watch the turkey at all times. No kids! No pets!
Rule #4: Have fun. This is going to be an experience you will not forget. It is worth it and will change the way you think about deep frying.
The experience for Max and I was fantastic. We quickly grew tired after devouring some maple bacon deep fried turkey (a few pounds each with mash potatoes on the side). The maple flavor adds some sweetness that was refreshing, while the bacon gave the turkey a smoky finish that leaves you longing for more (Maple bacon deep fried turkey juicy and full of flavor). Frying it was one of the best choices for cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey I have ever experienced. I highly suggest this method to roasting one.
Maple bacon deep fried turkey
- 10 lbs. fresh turkey
- 5 gal peanut or fryer oil
- 1 cup Northwood chicken seasoning
- 2 T maple bacon seasoning
- 1 30 qt fryer pot
- 5 gal peanut oil
- 1 standing butane burner
- 20# propane tank
- Deep fryer thermometer
- DRY YOUR TURKEY COMPLETELY
- Cover the bird in Northwood chicken seasoning
- Heat your oil in the 30 qt pot over the butane burner until the thermostat reads 325 degrees
- Slowly dip your turkey into fryer can cook for 3 ½ minutes per pound
- Should take about 45 mins or less
- Internal temperature of the turkey should be 180.
- Cover the bird with Maple Bacon seasoning
- Serve to your family and friends
Carve your turkey and serve it with the festive delights of Thanksgiving.
Top 5 one of the best Turkey’s I have ever had.
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