Bought A Big Stainless Steel Pot

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  1. GoldenOne7710

    GoldenOne7710 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Academy Sports is about the cheapest place I could find one. $49.99 for a 30qt stainless pot seemed like a steal being that nearly every one I saw online was $70+. Bought a burner stand as well. You guessed it....I'll be frying a turkey this Thanksgiving.

    Not only that, but now I can actually host low-country boil shindigs without having to borrow everything like I have in the past. Gonna do some boiled peanuts, too eventually.

    This will be my 1st fried turkey. I've read tons of marinade recipes and whether or not to brine or just rub it down with some Tony Chacheres rub. I'm thinking I may use their injectable marinade and the rub without brining just to see how it turns out.
     
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    Be care full an keep an exstingusher handy.
     
  3. mgoad1971

    mgoad1971 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    And use your engine hoist!!!

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    grzewnicki Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  5. GoldenOne7710

    GoldenOne7710 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I should so do that. LMAO!! Can only imagine the looks I'd be getting from the wife.

    I'm using peanut oil, which I read cuts down on the fire hazard vs cooking oil. Supposed to be healthier and lasts longer, too if I need to use it again. If this one turns out like I want it to, I'm sure I'll get tapped to cook one again for Christmas.
     
  6. 79zBlue

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    rule #1 don't over fill with oil.
     
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    GoldenOne7710 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Forgot to give a final review on the deep fried turkey. 1st (only really) dilemma we had was that my mother-in-law bought a damn 22lb bird. Optimum size for frying is like 14 lbs. Had to cut the thing in half and fry it separately. It was a lot easier than I thought it was gonna be. Went off without any issues.

    The end product was dang near perfect. Juiciest turkey I've ever eaten. And the flavor of the Tony Chachere's was just awesome. Sure enough, I'm down to do it again for our family Christmas dinner.
     
  9. MIDNIGHTBLUE

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    Here's a tip for you n00bs when it comes to frying a turkey. Place the turkey in an empty pot, cover turkey with water as if you were going to fry it, pull out turkey and note depth. This is how much oil you will need to fry the bird. Dump water, dry pot, add oil and have fun.
     
  10. budro6968

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    Great tip....
     

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