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Old 11-21-2005, 12:03 PM   #1
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Question Measuring oil for frying a turkey

The way that I know of to measure how much oil you need when frying a turkey is to place the plastic wrapped turkey in the pot and then fill it with water to cover. Remove the turkey and mark the water level.

The question is...since the turkey is wrapped in plastic, water is not getting into the cavity, so the measurement is not really correct. Is this really the right way to do it or are you suppose to unwrap the turkey first?

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Old 11-21-2005, 12:59 PM   #2
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Unwrap the turkey the day of cooking it and measure from that. That way, your not trying to wrap it back up again.
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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You can measure it wrapped and add a little extra water to the measure to compensate for the empty cavity.. There's really no harm in adding more oil than you absolutely need, unless you fill it too close to the top. More oil will actually moderate temperature fluctuations.
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:33 PM   #4
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Unwrap the turkey the day of cooking it and measure from that. That way, your not trying to wrap it back up again.
The only problem with that is we are putting a dry rub on it the day before so if we submerge it in water then a lot of it will wash off.
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:34 PM   #5
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YThere's really no harm in adding more oil than you absolutely need, unless you fill it too close to the top.
That is what I was hoping to hear. We will just make sure we do not go above the max fill line. Thanks
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