We have a winner!

March 3rd, 2010

Congratulations to Tara from Austin, Texas, the winner of our Masterbuilt Turkey Fryer and Gourmet Peanut Products giveaway! Your prize will be on its way soon and we sincerely hope you enjoy it! Thank you to all who entered and stay tuned for more exciting things in the future.

Contest Closed

January 4th, 2010

Thank you to all who entered the Masterbuilt Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer and Gourmet Peanuts Give-Away! The contest is now closed and the winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. We at turkeyfrying.net hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and here’s to an even better 2010!

Holiday Quiz and Gift Give-Away!

December 18th, 2009

Tis’ the season for giving, and here at turkeyfrying.net we have a gift to give a lucky visitor. Fill out the form provided to enter the Masterbuilt Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer and Gourmet Peanuts Give-Away and to receive future news from turkeyfrying.net! We’re also interested knowing what you’ve learned from turkeyfrying.net, so take a second to complete the quiz below. Hint: Check out the “Holiday Headquarters” page!

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When preparing your holiday dinner, deep-frying your turkey will require more cooking time than roasting it in the oven. True or False?

How can you extend the use of your peanut oil when frying a turkey?

Why do chefs and home cooks prefer deep-frying with 100% peanut oil?

When watching your waistline, you should never deep-fry your turkey in 100% peanut oil.

Recycle Used Peanut Oil

December 16th, 2009

You’ve used and reused your 100% peanut oil. Now what? Why not recycle it? Not only are you doing your part for the environment, you’re keeping your house and garage clutter-free! Earth911.com is a great site to find a recycling center near you. Just search “cooking oil” and your zip code, city, or state and they provide a listing. Click here to begin searching.

Tips for Peanut Oil Reuse

December 11th, 2009

Did you know that you can save your peanut oil and use it again for future deep-frying? The experts believe you can successfully and safely reuse peanut oil 3-4 times before it needs to be replaced by following a few simple guidelines.

First, try not to get the temperature too high when frying as that scorches the peanut oil. Storage is very important as well: allow oil to cool completely, strain it (to remove any particles) with cheesecloth or a coffee filter into an airtight container or the original bottle, and then store in a cool place. Finally, if the color of the peanut oil is too dark or thick, it will need to be disposed of.

Most importantly, taste and smell the oil before you fry your whole turkey. If it tastes or smells off, it’s best to start fresh. I hope that helps!

Proof that deep-frying turkey is hot in a cool way

December 8th, 2009

turkeywiredmagThought I’d share this link to a story about Deep-Fried Turkey that’s in the hands-down coolest magazine out today (in my opinion). So by correlation that makes deep-frying turkey cool too!
Check out GeekDad at Wired.com/

Deep-fried turkey Thanksgiving in pictures

November 26th, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, every one!
This year I am at my parents. My mom is roasting a whole turkey (I haven’t converted her yet) and my dad is deep frying an 8 lbs turkey breast. Together they should feed 12 people just fine! I thought I’d follow the deep frying process with some pics. Enjoy!

Turkey breast waiting to get deep-fried in some peanut oil.

Turkey breast waiting to get deep-fried in some peanut oil.

100% Peanut Oil ready to go

100% Peanut Oil ready to go

Equipment ready to go!

Equipment ready to go!

The finished product!

The finished product!

Tis’ the season for (deep-fried) turkey!

November 18th, 2009

The holiday season is upon us and for most that means LOTS of turkey. I personally love a good Thanksgiving spread with a delicious, preferably moist, turkey and some great sides (stuffing is my favorite!) In the past I have never had to cook a turkey, thankfully so because it looks hard and I am not what you would call a “good” cook. I’ve had to do some reading lately though on preparing one, specifically by deep-frying it with peanut oil.  To my surprise, this way does seem to be the most no-fail way of cooking a juicy bird.  Since most people grew up with the idea that you stick a turkey in an oven, I can see why the idea is a little foreign and/or intimidating.


I’ve had deep-fried turkey several times, but only once for a Thanksgiving meal. I was a guest a this meal a long with about 18 other people, thus a lot of mouths to feed. The hosts did something really fun. They cooked three turkeys: one by roasting, one by grilling and one by deep-frying. The deep-fried turkey was the one with nothing left on the bone when we were done! But I think all the guest appreciated the options and it was interesting to try a bit of each and compare the flavors. I think this is something I’d try (once I finally take the jump into preparing my first holiday dinner) for my own party because people always like options!

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November 18th, 2009
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