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Electric Turkey Fryer

Updated on August 18, 2013

My Foolproof Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer Recipe

For my birthday I received the indoor electric turkey fryer I have often talked about but it was always shoved off my shopping list because of budgetary constraints. Well I have used my Butterball indoor electric turkey fryer to not only create the best darn turkey I have ever eaten, but many other things as well. I deep fried a whole chicken, french fries, chicken legs and thighs, chicken wings, and homemade onion rings. This has to be the most versatile deep fryer I have ever owned because it is large enough to fry up enough to feed a whole family. I cook for a family of 6, so I can personally testify that you can fit a lot of goodness into this fryer.

Well before I go rambling on too much I wanted to create this lens in honor of the tastiest turkey I have ever eaten. This is an easy, and tasty recipe that has to be (in my humble opinion) the best deep fried turkey recipe out there. I invite you to not only check out the recipe, but the videos I took to highlight the worlds best tasting turkey.

Electric Turkey Fryer Step 1 - Defrost Your Turkey

Defrost a Turkey
Defrost a Turkey

Make sure your turkey is COMPLETELY thawed before you even think about putting it into your electric turkey fryer. I put my turkey in the refrigerator for 4 days before cooking it.

Electric Turkey Fryer Step 2 - Dry The Turkey - Remember that oil and water saying....oh yea it's true

Dry your turkey before frying
Dry your turkey before frying

Well as you may have heard oil and water don't mix. This means if you put a wet turkey into your indoor electric turkey fryer than you WILL have hot oil popping out at you. So it is mandatory that you use a paper towel and pat the turkey dry on the outside and inside the turkey's cavity. This quick step will stop a potential safety hazard.

Electric Turkey Fryer Step 3 - Seasoning The Turkey - What would Emeril say about seasoning a turkey.....

deep fried turkey seasoning
deep fried turkey seasoning

I don't know where you get your turkey from but mine doesn't come seasoned, so let's make it happy and kick it up a notch with some Adobo seasoning and Paprika.

Electric Turkey Fryer Seasonings

Electric Turkey Fryer Step 4 - BAM

Seasoned Turkey
Seasoned Turkey

This is a nicely seasoned turkey to be deep fried.

Electric Turkey Fryer Step 5 - Preheat The Oil To 375 - Some Use Peanut Oil but I Don't

butterball indoor electric turkey fryer
butterball indoor electric turkey fryer

Since my children have peanut allergies I used Canola oil to deep fry my turkey, and it tastes delicious.

Electric Turkey Fryer Canola Oil - His is what I used due to peanut allergies in my home

Electric Turkey Fryer Step 6 - Turkey In The Basket - Getting Ready To FRY!

deep fried turkey basket
deep fried turkey basket

Place your Turkey in the electric turkey fryer basket breast side up. You can fit up to a 14lb turkey in the Butterball electric turkey fryer.

Lower The Turkey Into The Electric Turkey Fryer - It can be a bit scary the first time you use an indoor turkey fryer

Make sure to set the timer on your Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer for the appropriate time. The official manual lists the following cook time: 3.5-4 minutes per pound. I aired on the side of caution and did 4.5 minutes per pound. This made my cooking time of the turkey 61 minutes. If you are wondering this is they actual video of me using my turkey fryer for the first time.

Electric Turkey Fryer Step 7: Removing The Turkey - It needs a rest before carving

Resting Turkey After Frying
Resting Turkey After Frying

Check your deep fried turkey with a meat thermometer to make sure that it is at least 165 degrees. Check it in two places: the turkey breast and the turkey thigh. This will ensure that it is cooked all the way and it is safe to eat. Now that you are sure that it is done let it rest in the electric turkey fryer basket for about 20-30 minutes. This is important because any excess oil will drip off and the turkey relaxes so that you can carve it up nicely.

Electric Turkey Fryer Step 8: Carve and Enjoy - This is definitely a meal fit for a king

deep fried turkey in an electric turkey fryer
deep fried turkey in an electric turkey fryer

Use your favorite electric knife and carve up this beautiful deep fried turkey. Not only will it be moist and tasty, but you will be recieivng compliments for a long time to come. You will see your friends and family going back for seconds and thirds.

Great Electric Knives - Makes Carving Your Deep Fried Turkey Easy

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Download My Awesome Electric Turkey Fryer Recipe - It looks awesome on an iPad, PC, and Mac

I made a nice downloadable PDF of my awesome Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer Recipe for you to download and use whenever you need to deep fry a turkey.

Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer

If you are looking to pick up an Indoor electric turkey fryer, this is the one I use and as you can see the results are nothing short of spectacular!

Electric Turkey Fryer - Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer Recipe

This is the video I made outlining my Butterball Indoor Electric Deep Fryer Recipe

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The Charbroil Electric Turkey Infrared Fryer does sound like something I would use too. Have been reading the instructions and it does make great Turkey recipes.

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      dealnation 4 years ago

      Awesome guide!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This looks delicious! For your next turkey dinner, check out John McLemoreâs Dadgum Thatâs Good cookbook and Dadgumthatsgood.com â there are several Butterball- friendly recipes we think youâll enjoy!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It brings back good memories, we tried it ones in a normal pan. It was a real adventure, fire extinguisher ready and everything. Your system looks safer.