How do you deep fry a turkey breast in a Butterball fryer?

Sprinkle outside generously with Butterball Cajun Seasoning. Place turkey, breast side up, in basket. Slowly lower basket into hot oil; be cautious of splattering oil. Reduce temperature to 325° F. Fry turkey for 7 minutes per pound.

Do you fry turkey breast up or down?

Slowly Lower the Turkey into the Oil

Place the turkey on the poultry rack, with the breast facing down and the legs facing up. Once the oil reaches 375°F, turn off the burner.

How many minutes does it take to fry a 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.

Can you deep fry a fully cooked turkey?

The oil should drop to 350 degrees F when the bird is immersed. Cook turkey 3.5 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F. Often, these smaller birds will begin to float in the hot oil as they become fully cooked. When cooking is complete, carefully remove the turkey from the oil and drain on a clean platter.

Can you fry a turkey without a basket?

When using a propane gas cooker, the burner must be turned off while placing the turkey into the oil. If the cooker does not include a basket or stand and therefore no lifting hook, a long, heavy tool, such as a clean fireplace poker, may be inserted into the cavity of the turkey and used for lifting.

Does Turkey have to be fully submerged in oil?

When working with large amounts of hot oil, select a cooking vessel large enough to completely submerge the turkey without it spilling over. The oil should cover the turkey by 1 to 2 inches. Select a safe location outdoors for deep fat frying a turkey. Heat the cooking oil to 350°F.

Should Turkey be room temperature before frying?

Allow to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking. Place the oil into a 28 to 30-quart pot and set over high heat on an outside propane burner with a sturdy structure. After 35 minutes, check the temperature of the turkey using a probe thermometer.

Is frying a turkey healthy?

Unless you eat the skin, there is little difference in calories and fat between the roasted and fried turkey, as long as the fried turkey is cooked in a healthy fat like peanut or canola oil. Research has also indicated that frying properly also results in moister breast meat, compared to roasting.

How many times can you use oil to fry turkey?

When cared for and stored properly, you can reuse peanut oil three to five times. Keep in mind that you‘ll probably need to add fresh oil each time you deep fry a turkey to bring the oil level up to the amount needed for frying.

Can I use vegetable oil to fry a turkey?

You can deep-fry the turkey in either peanut or vegetable oil, your choice. We use a 26 quart aluminum pot with a drain basket.

How long will peanut oil last after frying a turkey?

Properly stored, the oil will last up to six months.

What do you do with oil after frying turkey?

How to Deal with Leftover Frying Oil
  1. Cool. When you‘re finished frying, turn off the heat as soon as possible and allow the oil to cool completely.
  2. Strain. Pour the used oil through a fine-meshed sieve lined with a couple layers of cheese cloth.
  3. Store.