The Big Easy® Fried Turkey


Every year on a particular Thursday in late November, thousands – if not millions – of turkeys dry out in ovens all over the United States. They look golden brown and delicious, but so often those birds need a heavy dose of gravy. Cue The Big Easy® Oil-Less Turkey Fryer. With TRU-Infrared™ technology, this fryer delivers juicy results inside and cr...

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For the Turkey
13-pound turkey
coarse salt
favorite no sugar rub
vegetable oil

Ingredient Tips

No Sugar Rub
When preparing your turkey for The Big Easy Oil-less® Turkey Fryer, stay away from sugar. Sugar in the rub, marinade or brine for that matter, will burn and blacken the skin of your turkey.


10 Minutes for Prep, 2 Hours & 10 Minutes for Cook

Thaw your turkey in the fridge for several days. Make sure that the bird is completely thawed.

Hot Tip: Usually 2-3 days in the refrigerator will thaw the turkey completely, depending on size.

Coat the back of the turkey with coarse salt and your favorite rub. Place the turkey in the basket, breast-side up. Set the basket on its side so the front of the turkey is up and season with coarse salt and the rub.

Hot Tip: Seasoning this way prevents the first layer, or seasoning on the back of the turkey from sticking to the cutting board. The basket elevates the turkey from the cutting board.

Turn on The Big Easy® fryer and place the turkey and basket in the unit.


After 30-40 minutes, drizzle oil over the turkey and put the lid of the fryer on.


Once the breast reaches 160-165 degrees Fahrenheit, a rough total of 2 hours and 10 minutes for a bird this size, remove from the heat. Rest for 15-20 minutes so that the the juices redistribute through the turkey. Slice and serve.

Hot Tip: Measure the temperature in the thickest part of the breast. Make sure not to touch bone.
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  • Richie359 | Nov 22, 2017

    i did a 14 pound turkey i injected 24 hours before with Italian salad and soy sauce it came out wonderful

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  • Roy | Dec 23, 2018

    after my turkey unthaw I season and inject it and put it in the refrigerator and let it rest a couple of days before cook it in the big easy, delicious!!!

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