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Old 11-22-2004, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Can I fry a 25lb Turkey?

I saw the other posts about deep frying turkeys, but the ideal weights were smaller. Is there a way to have such a big bird in the fryer and have it turn out good. Any advice will help.

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Old 11-22-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can I fry a 25lb Turkey?

I think you are in uncharted water there, pal.

You would have to have one very big pot and a lot of oil. Better to do two smaller birds I think.
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
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Absolutely! You just have to have a fryer big enough to hold the bird and still have it submerged in oil.

Cooking time is dictated by the weight of the bird. The bigger the bird, the longer it'll take.

My mouth is watering just thinking about a 25 lb. bird in a fryer.

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Old 11-22-2004, 02:41 PM   #4
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I cooked a 23+ pound bird last weekend for the guys here at the station. We had the families come down, I cooked it for 3.5 minutes a pound. It was very moist and yummy inside. I have a tall pot though, if you don't have one you might want to pick one up.
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Old 11-22-2004, 03:11 PM   #5
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I did a 22 lb bird last Thanksgiving,loooong story short, I'll never try that again. At least not with a 30 qt pot. I would, however, fry two 15 lb'ers at the same time in two different pots. I think it would be pretty impressive to walk in with two golden brown birds on two platters (my one hour late, not done big bird wasn't). I don't think the in-laws are going to ask me to be in charge of the turkey this year :shocked: so you can borrow mine if you want to go the two turkey route. Shoot me a pm if so. Good Luck...Clacker
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Old 11-22-2004, 03:26 PM   #6
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I still may try it. I'm gonna go to Joes to see if the one they have on sale will work.
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Old 11-22-2004, 05:19 PM   #7
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I was at the Grand Opening of the Outdoor Emporium in Seattle last Summer. They were doing about 15lb Birds and they were great. I dont know about size restrictions but We all know how to push the Envelope. 1st make sure and have a Video Camera ready you may end up on some TV SHOW. 2nd make sure there aren't any charged water hoses around. 3rd have at least Tow ABC Grade Fire Extinguishers at Hand. Now all you need is the Firesuit! BE Safe is the only thing I really mean to say.
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Old 11-22-2004, 05:26 PM   #8
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it will work as long as that bird will fit in your fryer, when`s dinner?
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:01 AM   #9
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Got a call last night from Hobart Mann and that was good timing. He suggested using the turkey dutch oven, it's real easy. So I will give it a try and report back after thanksgiving. Thanks for all the help. BTW- Hobart said the turkey gets to done on the outside and not enough inside when it is so big. The cost of oil gets pretty high too. I would rather be on TV for something else than burning down the house.LOL- not much I can do with a fire extinguisher and video camera without a house.
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Old 11-23-2004, 11:24 AM   #10
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Dont do it.....you will not like the results. Fry up two smaller birds and keep em in the 15 pound range.
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