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    Posted: 01 November 2021 at 10:05
Son has been our deep frying tool; but he is overseas for another 3 years.  So wife wants me to fey thanksgiving bird.

Got a 30 qt propane fryer.

What next:

injection marinades???

how much oil?   peanut oil?

can oil be saved??  how long?
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I used to deep fry a turkey every year. They are amazing. 

I injected mine with any turkey merinade they had at the grocery store. The Albertsons here have several to choose from. I prefer the Cajun merinades. Make sure to inject it the night before you fry it. 

I always bought one of the 2 or 3 gallon containers of peanut oil from Walmart. I never used the whole amount but I always had enough to cover the bird. I never tried to save the oil but have read that you can strain the crap out of it and save it. 

One interesting thing I found is that the little plastic pop up thermometer actually works when frying. I always poked mine with a thermometer to make sure, but the plastic one always popped out when it was done. 

Be sure to dunk it slowly. It seems like every year I see on the news that someone starts a fire dunking the turkey into the oil too fast. 

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Well, got all the oil ($65).

NOW, wife says she wants to go out for dinner on  for T'day  %$#@#$

Will do a bird for christmas.
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I have herd they HAVE to be 100% thoughted.
NO water.
Deep fryers are the number one fire starters.Ouch
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Yep, no water when the bird hits the grease.  I dry them with paper towels.

NEVER do them in the garage, house, or on a deck.  You will at the least get grease spots...at the worse no more home!

I wanted to go out.  Local 4* resturant is just 400 yds from home, and the buffet (great) is costing me less than the turkey, peanut oil and pies (me/wife/daughter/significant other).  So it is cheaper, and I don't have to listen to wife complain about all the work!

Wife is on 'so called diet', just another 120 to go.  ugh
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