Basic Deep Fried Turkey Recipe


Peanut Oil for frying
1 whole 10-14 pound turkey
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper


Completely thaw turkey if frozen. Remove neck and giblets. Cut off excess skin and be sure there is a 1-inch hole around the neck area.

Pat the turkey completely dry both inside and out with a paper towel. Rub the outside and inside with salt and pepper.

Pour oil in the Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryer and heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the turkey in the fryer basket and lower carefully into the hot oil. Close the lid and cook according to turkey fryer instructions per pound.

Use a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature. Turkey is done when internal temperature of the breast meat is 180 degrees. Carefully lift the basket out of the fryer and allow the turkey to drain for 10 minutes before slicing.

2 Responses so far

  1. gabriel enriquez says:

    how long does one fry a 14 pound turkey at 350 degrees .

    • Jereme says:

      For optimal results it is recommended that you fry your turkey at 400 degrees for 3-4 minutes per pound. A 14 pound turkey would take approximately 45 minutes. If you are frying at only 350 degrees you will obviously need to plan for a longer cooking time, approximately 1 hour.

      You will want to check the internal temperature to make sure the turkey is cooked thoroughly. Dark meat should be 175-180 degrees while white meat should be 165-170 degrees.

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