I use a stand for turkeys.
TIP #1. Put the turkey in a clean plastic bag and put the turkey
inside your pot, add water until you are about 3" from the top of the pot.
Remove turkey and mark on the side of the pot the water level...
That's how much Peanut Oil I use,to avoid having too much.
Tip #2. My pot's lid didn't have a hole for a thermometer, so I drilled a 1/4" hole, so I can monitor the temp. while heating the oil faster.
Tip #3. Coat the bottom of your aluminum pot in dish detergent.
Most of the time the black on the bottom of the pot will wipe off easy...
I use a Lodge 'Lid Lifter', and a Welding glove while I'm 'S L O W L Y'
putting the turkey in the oil.
Last edited by Ole Man Dan; 12-23-2011 at 09:36 AM..
Reason: add another tip...