How to Grill Your Thanksgiving Turkey
How to GRILL Your
- Thaw a 12-pound (or less) turkey prior to grilling and
- Rinse and pat the turkey dry. Brush the skin of the turkey
with oil or butter to avoid sticking and add seasonings of
- Preheat your grill to 350 degrees and lightly
oil the grill’s grate.
- Using indirect heat (turn on one side of your grill and place
the turkey on the other side), cook the turkey, rotating
several times. Try to keep the lid closed to conserve heat.
- The turkey is done when thigh meat registers 165 degrees
(this usually takes 2 to 3 hours).
- Let your turkey sit for 15 minutes before carving.
How to Deep-Fry Your Thanksgiving Turkey
How to Deep-Fry Your
What you’ll need:
- Thawed, room-temperature turkey (12 pounds or less)
- 3 to 5 gallons of peanut oil
- Your favorite seasonings
- Temperature gauge
- Completely thaw a 12-pound (or less) turkey overnight.
Make sure it’s at room temperature before you begin.
- Remove giblets. Rinse and thoroughly pat room-temperature
turkey dry with paper towels.
- Brush the skin of the turkey with oil or butter to avoid sticking
and add seasonings of your choosing.
- Set up your fryer on a flat surface outside, away from your house
and any overhangs. Bring out a jacket (as it will be chilly) and
some longer gloves/oven mitts for handling the oil. For extra
safety, keep a fire extinguisher on hand.
- Carefully heat the peanut oil in your propane-powered deep fryer
to 350 degrees. Make sure the pot is completely dry before
adding oil. A good rule of thumb is to fill 3/4 with oil so you have
enough room to submerge your turkey, plus a little extra.
- Turn off the burner while you place turkey in drain
basket with the neck in first. Slowly lower the turkey into
the fryer, until entirely submerged. Be careful of
splashing, and use gloves/oven mitts. When in place, turn
the burner back on.
- Fry your turkey for 3 minutes per pound, plus an
additional 5 minutes for the overall bird. Make sure to
monitor the heat, as it can fluctuate. Lower heat if oil
begins to smoke. Never leave the hot oil unattended
during the process.
- Carefully remove the basket from oil and drain the turkey
on paper towels. Let sit for 20 minutes before carving.
- Turn off your flame, and let the oil cool completely. Keep
oil away from people and pets until it’s completely cooled.
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