The Big Easy® Southern Thanksgiving Turkey
FOR THE TURKEY
- 1 (12-13 pound) whole turkey
- 2 tablespoons high temp cooking oil
FOR THE RUB
- 6 tablespoons kosher salt
- 4 teaspoons dried thyme
- 4 teaspoons chopped, dried rosemary
- 4 teaspoons rubbed sage
- 3 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
The turkey must be completely thawed with neck and giblets removed before cooking.
We don’t recommend stuffing the turkey because stuffing blocks airflow inside the bird’s cavity and prevents it from cooking evenly.
HIGH-TEMP COOKING OIL
High-temp cooking oil, such as peanut, canola and avocado oil, is oil that smokes at a higher temperature or smoke point, producing less smoke at lower temps.
Your rub and/or marinade should contain NO sugar. Sugar will cause your food to burn.
Power up The Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer.
Hot TipThe 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.
Rinse the turkey thoroughly in cool water and pat dry with paper towels.
Apply dry rub to the outside of turkey and between the skin and the meat on the breasts, legs and thighs.
Lightly spray or carefully brush oil, using a basting brush, all over the outside of the turkey.
Place turkey in the roaster basket with the legs down. 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 TipTo minimize sticking, coat the wire frame of the cooking basket with oil before inserting turkey.
Cook until the turkey’s internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 2 hours. Cook time varies based on weather conditions and the size of your turkey.
Hot TipCover 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. 7
Lift the roaster basket out of the cooking 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.
Carve and serve with all the holiday trimmings.
Hot TipCall 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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