The Big Easy® Fried Turkey

15 mins
2 hrs
8-10

When it’s done right, The Big Easy Fried Turkey, seasoned with just a little salt and pepper, makes your Thanksgiving dinner even more impressive. The Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer cooks your turkey with a crispy crust on the outside and tender, juicy meat on the inside. It keeps your oven free for all those tasty sides and special pies too.

The Big Easy® Oil-Less Turkey Fryer is powered by TRU-Infrared™ technology and requires no oil to operate. You get all the benefits of fried turkey, without waiting for the oil to heat or hassling with disposal.

Ingredients

FOR THE TURKEY

  • 1 (13-pound) turkey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

FOR THE RUB

  • 1/4 cup coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup your favorite rub

Ingredient Tips

THAWED TURKEY
The turkey must be completely thawed with neck and giblets removed before cooking.
NO STUFFING
We don’t recommend stuffing the turkey because stuffing blocks airflow inside the bird’s cavity and prevents it from cooking evenly.
NO SUGAR
Your rub, marinade and/or brine should contain NO sugar. Sugar will cause your food to burn.

Directions

Step 1 Of 7
1
Power up The Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer.
Hot Tip
The Big Easy was designed to be powered ON (all the way to the left) and OFF (all the way to the right). All recipes for The Big Easy are based on operating the fryer at full power.
2
Rinse the bird thoroughly with cool water and pat dry with paper towels.
3
Brush the outside of the turkey with vegetable oil using a basting brush. Then apply salt and your favorite rub.
4
Place the turkey in the roaster basket, breast-side up. Lower the basket into the cooking chamber. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast so that the tip does not touch bone and the dial is easy to read when the basket is in the cooker.
Hot Tip
To minimize sticking, coat the wire frame of the cooking basket with oil before inserting turkey.
5
Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 2 hours. Cook time varies based on weather conditions and the size of your turkey.
Hot Tip
Cover the fryer with the wire mesh lid during the last 15 minutes of the cook for crispy skin, using infrared heat reflected back into cooking chamber. If used throughout cook, this heat can burn food before it is fully cooked
6
Lift the roaster basket out of the chamber and set it on a shallow sheet pan. Allow the turkey to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, remove the turkey from the basket.
7
Slice and serve with Grilled Hasselback Potatoes and Grilled Brussels Sprouts.
Hot Tip
Call our Turkey Hotline at 1-800-526-1065 with any questions you may have about cooking with The Big Easy. It’s available year-round, including Thanksgiving Day (8 am-4 pm EST).
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