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Unread 11-13-2003, 08:37 AM   #15
somebody shut me the fark up.
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If you filter the oil (the battery pumps work OK - cheese cloth would better but I don't use it either) and stay around 350 you could get 4-5 turkeys out of a batch of oil -- maybe more.

I usually rotate one bottle of oil (1.25 gallons) every go around. But, I got three fries out of the first batch. The older oil will give you a nicer brown on the skin but if it's too old it'll darken the bird before it's done.

I've been using canola because I'm too cheap to buy peanut oil :D

I don't think you can go bigger than a 12 lb bird to fit in the fryer.
It depends on the size of your pot but generally 12-13 pounds is a big as you should go. I think the rule is you only want the oil to come up 2/3 the depth of your pot with the bird in it -- otherwise you could get boil over (not pretty -- don't ask, I know this!!).
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