Some people will say that it’s the sides that make the meal when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. But we all know that the turkey is the centerpiece of every table. Frying your turkey instead of roasting is a great way to put a unique spin on your traditions. The white meat is moister, the dark meat is even more flavorful, and the skin is crispy upon the first bite! Check out these great turkey fryers for all your holiday entertaining.
1. King Kooker Turkey Fryer Propane Outdoor Cooker
Fry the perfect turkey at your next family feast with this King Kooker heavy duty 12-inch portable propane outdoor turkey fryer. The cooker has a high pressure 38,000 BTU cast burner and the package includes a large 29-qt. aluminum turkey pot with lid, turkey rack and lifting hook. Use the included deep-fry thermometer to monitor the oil’s temperature and tweak the flame with the adjustable regulator with battery operated timer.
2. Cuisinart CDF-500 Extra-Large Rotisserie Deep Fryer
That’s right— a rotisserie deep fryer. Place your 14-pound turkey into the rotisserie basket and it will be ready in a little less than an hour using even less oil than a traditional fryer. The immersion style heating element is super-efficient because its removable but also very precise when it comes to frying. On top is the timer, which goes up to 120 minutes, and the adjustable thermostat, which goes up to 375 degrees. The unit holds up to 5 liters of oil, and there are lines on the inside, so you know exactly how much to fill it.
3. Bayou Classic 3066A 30-Quart Outdoor Turkey Fryer Kit
The Bayou Classic 30-quart stockpot was specifically designed for frying whole turkeys. (The tall, narrow patented design requires less cooking oil than a standard stockpot.) Its perforated raised poultry rack allows the cooking oil to circulate evenly when frying, and the grab hook provides a way to safely insert and remove poultry from hot cooking oil. You and your family will be impressed at how easily the Bayou Classic is able to bring oil to 350 degrees in around 20 minutes and hold that temperature during frying on a cool breezy day.
4. Masterbuilt MB20012420 Electric Fryer
Indoor turkey fryers tend to be more convenient since they can simply be plugged into an outlet. Take the Masterbuilt Electric Fryer, for example. Without the fuss of a propane tank, this fryer is a very safe option, featuring a built-in thermostat that manages the temperature and auto shut-off function to help prevent the oil from getting too hot. While it may only take up a modest amount of space in your kitchen, do not underestimate its performance; the Masterbuilt’s extra-large capacity can fit a 20-lb turkey and cleanup is a cinch thanks to the removable hinged lid and drain valve.
5. Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-Less Turkey Fryer
Oil-less turkey fryers are connected to a propane tank, but operate like an air fryer, meaning that they rely on circulating hot air to cook a crispy and juicy turkey. This makes the Char-Broil Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-Less Turkey Fryer one of the healthiest options. Patented infrared cooking technology prevents flare-ups and eliminates hot and cold spots from occurring. Plus, there’s no hot oil to splatter around, saving you the worry (and money) of not having to purchase and dispose of oil.