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Turkey cooker--which oil?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by 21 shooter, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. 21 shooter

    21 shooter

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    I think that Santa is going to get me one of those big turkey cookers. I normally use peanut oil for everything, but it is expensive when you use that much. I have been told to get whatever is cheapest or on sale, as it will not make any difference. I also plan on using this to cook batches of chicken wings. Suggestions and opinions from the pros here are appreciated.
     
  2. bachchoy

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    Chicken wings = use any oil(I use canola)

    Turkey= only use peanut oil because the trukey takes a while to cook and the peanut oil will take the high temp longer.

    PS Everthing is better deep fried!:)
     

  3. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    Ditto.

    Wings=canola oil

    turkey=peanut oil.

    In addition to the cooker and pot, you'll also need another, smaller pot and strainer with paper filters to filter out the "stuff" out of the peanut oil. You can recant it and put bottles in the fridge.
     
  4. pesticidal

    pesticidal Eh? CLM

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    pop a couple peeled potatoes in after the turkeys out. Helps clean up the oil.
     
  5. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    You can use other oils. You just have to watch the temp more closley and maybe cook the turkey a few minutes more to make up for the lower temperature.
     
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    Do you leave them in 'till all is cool?
     
  7. pesticidal

    pesticidal Eh? CLM

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    I don't I like deep-fried potatoes, too....


    ;f
     
  8. 21 shooter

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    Thanks for all the information. I'm ready for some wings now!
     
  9. noway

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    peanut oil is the best and trust me , a turkey fried is mighty good eatin.
     
  10. jawjaboy

    jawjaboy Casual lead ho

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    Whole fried chickens are better than the turkeys to me. I fry three at the time. Add 1.5 minutes cooking time, per pound, to the total weight of the chickens. Yum.
     
  11. Pancho 12

    Pancho 12 I'm thirsty...

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    Whatever oil you use for chicken, I like to drop a hunk of jowl bacon in the oil about 10 min. before you drop the chicken. Everything tastes better with bacon grease! :cool:
     
  12. jawjaboy

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    Hmmm...good idea.
     
  13. MrsKitty

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    I love turkey and really, really love fried whole chicken!!