Roasted turkey with rosemary, red onions, figs and red berries
How Long It Takes To Deep Fry A Whole Turkey
To properly deep fry a turkey, cook it for three to four minutes per pound. For example, a 15-pound turkey will need to cook for 45 minutes to an hour.
If you remove your deep-fried turkey too early, you risk food-borne illnesses. If you take it out too late it can be dry, or, worse, burned.
Have your oil preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a meat thermometer before consuming for the proper temperature, which is 165 degrees Fahrenheit for white turkey breast.
Dark meat, like the turkey legs, is edible at 165 degrees Fahrenheit but tastes better at temperatures above 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
For safety, fry your turkey outside, away from pets and children, with a fire extinguisher nearby. Remember to wear long sleeves, pants, and optional goggles.