I posted a photo of my whole 12 pound deep fried turkey that I made last year with my counter-top Butterball Deep Fryer. I also posted the link so that you could get the fryer for a special price through Amazon when you order it here at Welcome Home. So many of you are asking if the turkey comes out moist and tender. The answer is YES.
I took this photo of the 11 pound deep fried turkey breast I just made with the same fryer. It took just 35 minutes to make and freed my oven up for all the other dishes I needed the oven for. I wanted to show you first hand just how moist it is. Again, this is just the turkey breast and not the whole bird. This little machine is amazing! I have added the new link for the fryer that will hold up to a 20 pound turkey in case you might want to buy it.
Deep Fried Turkey Breast
2 and 1/2 gallons of Peanut Oil (oil can be reused)
1 fresh turkey breast (10-12 pounds)
salt and pepper to taste
Remove the giblets from the turkey. Rinse the turkey in the sink under cold water (inside and out). Then completely and thoroughly dry the turkey inside and out with paper towels. You want to eliminate as much water as possible.
Season the inside and outside with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you might want to add. I stick with just salt and pepper for that true turkey taste. Simply rub the salt and pepper all over the inside and outside of the turkey. Put turkey in deep fry basket.
Heat the oil in your deep fryer. It took mine 35 minutes to heat to 375 degrees. Gently and carefully lower the turkey into hot oil and close the lid. Time it 4 minutes per pound of turkey. However my turkey breast was a little over 11 pounds and it only took 35 minutes. The temperature should be at 165 degrees at the thickest part of the thigh and breast.
Lift the basket and drain the turkey for at least 20-30 minutes before removing to platter to carve. Enjoy!
Here is the link for the Butterball Turkey Fryer at an incredible low price to all Welcome Home fans. The price has been reduced by $90.00 and is only applied while supplies last. This won't last long. Remember, whenever you buy at Amazon using our Welcome Home links you support my efforts to feed the hungry and save the lives of dogs and cats in this country who are killed unnecessarily while waiting in shelters for a new home.
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