Originally Posted by ddog27
Ok guys. My wife’s family has asked me do one of those turkeys where it is smoked and then deep fried. I have never cooked a turkey that way. I am planning on doing a few practice sessions before thanksgiving. My question is how exactly do you do this? How long do you smoke the turkey? Does it need to go right from the smoker to the fryer? How long do you fry it for? Do you put rub on the turkey?
Any help and advice you can share with me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
No rub--it will turn completly black when it hits the hot oil.
For frying a turkey from scratch-not smoked first- about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes per pound for 12-14 pounders, have to use instant-read thermometer for sure.
There is a road map thread about frying turkeys on this forum.