How much oil does the Butterball Turkey Fryer use?
The Butterball Turkey Fryer uses 1/3 less oil than most conventional outdoor turkey fryers, holding less than 2 gallons of oil. This reduction in oil eliminates some of the fat, making it a healthier way to fry a turkey. It also reduces the amount of oil you waste.
What type of oil does the Butterball Turkey Fryer use?
The fryer can be used with any type of frying oil including vegetable oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil or safflower oil. It is recommended that you use an oil with a high flash point, like peanut oil, since you will be heating it to high temperatures, this will ensure your oil will not be rancid. Peanut oil also makes a better choice than vegetable oil because it gives the turkey a better flavor and is able to be used more than once.
What size turkey can be cooked in the Butterball Turkey Fryer?
The easy to use basket with a handle and drain clip will easily accommodate any turkey that weighs up to 14 pounds. Anything more than that will cause the oil to splatter or over flow.
How long does it take to prepare a turkey in the Butterball Turkey Fryer?
As long as the turkey is completely unthawed it will take about an hour depending on the weight of the turkey. The recommended cooking time is approximately 4-5 minutes per pound of turkey. You will want to keep in mind that a partially frozen turkey will take longer and can also cause more oil to splatter as it cooks since water and hot oil do not always mix well.
Is frying a turkey the only thing the Butterball Turkey fryer can be used for?
No, the Butterball Turkey Fryer can be used to steam or boil a turkey along with other meats like fish or chicken. You can also use it to steam or boil vegetables and potatoes or to deep fry snacks like onion rings or mozzarella sticks. There are lots of great Butterball Turkey Fryer Recipes to try that include a lot more than turkey.
How do you clean the Butterball Turkey Fryer?
It is surprising how easy the clean-up is with the fryer. Once the unit and the cooking basket are cooled simply remove the cooking basket and clean it with soap and water. Thefryer is equipped with a drain valve that you attach to the cooking unit to drain out the oil. Once the oil is drained you can wipe the inside of the unit with a cloth.
If you want to save the oil for re-use you will want to strain it through a fine strainer or cheesecloth to remove food particles before storing it in an airtight container.
What makes the Butterball Turkey Fryer safer than other turkey fryers?
The Butterball Turkey Fryer uses a submerged electric heating element to heat the oil rather than an open flame making it safe to use indoors right on the top of your counter. This heating element has no flame and cannot even come in contact with anything outside of the fryer. The use of electricity to power the fryer is less dangerous than the gas that is used to power typical turkey fryers.
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