A deep turkey fryer is a fryer machine specially made to fry a turkey. Fried turkey is a favorite dish in the nation and has now gained popularity due to its ease of preparation and reduced time of cooking with the deep turkey fryer. Turkey is a delicacy enjoyed by most Americans alike, especially with large Thanksgiving dinners.
Using a turkey fryer is similar to using other fryer machines. Like with other fryer machines, a deep turkey fryer requires cooking oil such as sunflower or canola oil. One pound of turkey can be fried in four minutes. Rubbing salt or pepper, or additionally injecting marinade can enhance the flavor of fried turkey. Fried turkey cannot be stuffed, unlike turkey prepared for Thanksgiving.
Deep frying turkey is a Southern style of cooking turkey and can be prepared in a way that does not leave it too greasy. The deep frying has to be done right so that the moisture of the turkey repels the oil. Using peanut oil for deep frying turkey can also be effective. It not only enhances the taste but also is a healthier alternative to other oils. It is trans-fat and cholesterol free due to its natural inherent traits. It is also low in saturated fats and is a source of Vitamin E.
There are different types of fryer machines such as vacuum fryers and air fryers.
What is a vacuum fryer?
Vacuum fryers are generally used to fry products with high sugar contents on low temperatures. Vacuum frying maintains the flavor of the food, but also maintains its rich natural colors. In South East Asian countries like Thailand and Indonesia, vacuum fryers are used to make chips made out of certain fruits.
What is an air fryer?
An air fryer uses minimal oil and fries food using the heat generated from the small amount of oil using a convection function. The heat is circulated in the chamber to form a crispy outer layer based on the Maillard effect. A lot of foods such as chips, chicken, french fries or pastries can be cooked in an air fryer. The Philips Air fryer provides a healthy alternative to deep fryers and provides functions of healthy grilling, roasting, and baking as well.