The day of your meal, make sure your cooker is on a level area that is located in a place that is out of the wind.
Basic Fried Turkey
With The Big Easy® Oil-less Turkey Fryer, cooking a fried turkey is easier and safer than with your traditional oil cooker. Put the oil away and treat your family and friends to a fried turkey so good, they'll be begging for seconds.
IngredientsServes 10-12 People
Wipe the cooking basket with a paper towel that is lightly coated with vegetable oil. This will prevent minor sticking that can occur. Leave the turkey out after rinsing so that it achieves room temperature before cooking.
There is no need to baste while cooking. And be sure to avoid any rubs or sauces with sugars on the outside of the bird. These will caramelize, burning long before the bird is done.
Place the bird with the breast up in the cooking basket and place the basket in the cooker. Turn it on.
At 12 pounds, it should take around 1 1/2 hours to cook to just under 10°F from the target temp. Use the handle to lift the basket and set it on a baking sheet. Probe various parts with a digital thermometer.
To remove the bird lift the basket and unceremoniously 'dump' the bird into a holding tray. Cover the bird with aluminum foil making sure to seal the edges of the tray. Place a couple of towels on top to serve as additional insulation. It will continue to cook, retaining all moisture sealed in by the infrared 'sear.'