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Old 04-06-2011, 08:45 AM   #11
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This is just a guess, but a lot of propane fryers I see at the stores are rather small in oil capacity. I'm guessing people put too big a turkey in these and the oil spills out (yes, not following directions). A lot of people suggest frying up two smaller turkeys rather than one larger sized one.
Good advice!
Even if you use the right-sized turkey, there is a danger of overflow and fire if you have filled the pot too full of oil.
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My dad (who doesn't cook) has one. He uses it to evaporate maple sap. I doubt he has ever used it as fryer--he wouldn't know how to do that!
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They can also be used with water in place of the oil for a crab boil or to cook a bunch of lobsters.
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BTW--my dad couldn't cook a turkey (in the oven or the propane deep fryer) if he tried. He's very "nonfunctional" in the kitchen. I'm surprised he can evaporate maple sap....
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:06 AM   #15
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They can also be used with water in place of the oil for a crab boil or to cook a bunch of lobsters.
Or to dip chickens in before you pluck them.
Just sayin'
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