When we heard people talking about using a Masterbuilt turkey fryer indoors, we thought they were either crazy or just bigger risk-takers than we ever could be. Now, you may be like us, thinking that it’s impossible to fry a turkey indoors. You may even be a little skeptical or scared. We certainly had all of those thoughts.
But one of the first things we discovered is that Masterbuilt has several different models of turkey fryers. Some people refer to this unit as a Masterbuilt turkey fryer while others call it a Butterball turkey fryer. Either way, you are referring to the same thing. We will explain the essential things you must know about them.
What Must Be Done To A Turkey Before Frying It In A Masterbuilt Electric Turkey Fryer?
A turkey must be properly thawed according to the instructions before frying it in the Masterbuilt electric turkey fryer.
You can prepare a turkey for the fryer by submerging in warm water either in the sink or in a separate container. It is important to completely thaw the turkey and remove any ice that may remain inside and outside of the turkey.
A turkey must also be completely dry before it is placed in the fryer. Use a paper towel to soak up any remaining water on the outside and inside of the turkey.
Once the turkey is dry, you can use the marinade of your choice to inject the turkey. It is recommended that you use 1 ounce of marinade for each pound of turkey. Injecting the turkey will make it juicy and add some flavor too.
Brining can also be used to make your turkey juicy and flavorful but usually involves soaking the turkey overnight before putting in the fryer. If you decide to brine your turkey, you must rinse and dry the turkey thoroughly before putting it in the fryer.
If you want even more flavor, you can sprinkle the seasoning of your choice on the outside and inside of the turkey. It is best to go light on the seasoning so you don’t end up with a really salty bird.
To prevent sticking, it is recommended that you spray your turkey basket with a non-stick cooking spray.
After you have followed the directions for preparing the turkey, you can place the turkey in the basket.
The Masterbuilt turkey fryer XL will handle a turkey up to 20 lbs.
To avoid burns, always use protective gloves to lower the turkey into the fryer. Also, use the handle extension and attach it to the basket handle before lowering the turkey into the fryer.
Be sure to lower the turkey into the fryer slowly to avoid splattering the oil.
How Much Oil Does The Masterbuilt Turkey Fryer Use?
The Masterbuilt turkey fryer oil capacity is between 2-3 gallons of oil depending on which turkey fryer you have. While peanut oil is recommended, canola oil can also be used. The fryer has a maximum fill line for the oil and it is very important not to overfill.
How Much Preparation Is There For The First Use?
It’s actually very easy to use. The turkey fryer is already assembled. So, after taking it out of the box, it’s pretty easy to get it ready to use for the first time.
You start out by making sure the safety valve is in the off position and the drain cap is mounted securely on the drain valve. Once this is secured, you can begin to fill the fryer with oil.
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