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Let Propane Power 
Your Thanksgiving

 

Let propane power your Thanksgiving, whether it be creating a succulent turkey in the oven, a delectable & crispy bird in the deep fryer, or a turkey grilled to perfection on the grill. Propane has you covered. 

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Turkey Deep Frying Tips

The Propane Council of Texas has some tips for frying your turkey this Thanksgiving:

 

  • Size Matters. 8 pounds to 10 pounds turkeys are best for frying.

  • Never fry a frozen turkey. Ensure the turkey is completely thawed before frying. This is extremely important.

  • Do not stuff a turkey you plan on frying. The only one that needs to get stuffed, this Thanksgiving, is you. 

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Whether it’s assembly, use, maintenance, cleaning, or storage, make your deep fryer’s user manual your go-to resource for safe frying.

  • Position the fryer in a safe location. Place your propane fryer outdoors only, on a flat open area away from kids, critters, and anything flammable. Fryers should be placed at least 10 feet away from the home and other structures.

  • Never overfill the fryer. Determine how much oil you need before carefully placing the turkey in the fryer.

  • Fry at no more than 350-375 degrees. Hotter isn’t better. Use oils with high smoke points like peanut, refined canola, corn oil, rice oil, and sunflower. Monitor the oil temperature to prevent the oil from overheating, which can catch fire. 

  • Keep an eye on the fryer at all times. Never leave your turkey fryer unattended while cooking.

  • Never use water to extinguish a grease or cooking oil fire. Have a fire extinguisher on hand.

 

Oil-less infrared propane deep fryers are also always an option.

Deep Fried Turkey Recipes

Check out these deep-fried turkey recipes from the National Turkey Federation previously spotlighted by the Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT):

 

Southern Deep Fried Turkey
Bayou Deep Fried Turkey


 

Turkey Grilling 

Watch Michael Voltaggio use his grill to not only cook his turkey perfectly but to do it in half the normal time.

Quick Turn Holiday Grilled Turkey Recipe