Butterball Turkey Fryer Recipes! A Spicy Perspective

Frying butterball turkey requires a full measure of caution. If you're not careful, hot oil can spill and cause a kitchen accident. Butterball deep fryer is designed for such a task as this. You can rely on this fryer for your Turkey anytime, any day. 

The fryer is not challenging to operate. You only have to follow the instructions in your owner's manual, and you're good to go. Once you get a hold of this fryer, you'll never want to go back to roasting your turkey again.

Prepare your turkey

Make your turkey ready for frying. Remove the neck and the giblets. Wash thoroughly.

Completely thaw your turkey 

You can start your frying with a fresh turkey. You have to thaw it if it is frozen completely. To completely thaw your turkey, leave for about 24 hours in the freezer. Then fill up your butterball electric turkey fryer with oil o the maximum fill line. You'll see the line inside the fryer. Heat the fryer to 375°F.

Take the packaging off the turkey 

Remove all packagings from the turkey to expose it. If you haven't removed the neck and giblets, remove them. You also have to get rid of the plastic leg holder if it is still there. Wash your turkey with warm water or soak for about 30 minutes to ensure the turkey is completely thawed.

Pat the turkey dry

You have to completely dry out both the inside and the outside of the turkey with towels. The turkey has to be completely dry before frying.

Cooking the turkey

Place the turkey in the fryer with the breast side facing up. Lower the basket gently into the oil. Be careful not to splash the oil; it would be boiling. Leave the turkey to fry for about 3-4 minutes. Carefully lift the basket from the oil to check if it cooked. Use a meat thermometer to check the hardest part of Turkey, and once the temperature reads 165°F, the turkey is ready. If the turkey has not cooked yet, carefully lower the basket back into the oil and leave to cook for some extra minutes. 

You can deep dry the whole of the turkey at once in the fryer. But if it weighs more than 14 pounds, separate the thigh and the leg from the breast part and fry them separately.

Ideas for marinade

You can decide to inject your turkey with any marinade of your choice. Just make sure not to overstuff the turkey. You can also cook your stuffing separately.

Cajun 

Ingredients 

  • Andouille sausage
  • Celery stalks
  • Onions
  • Stuffing breadcrumbs
  • Chicken broth
  • Salted butter
  • Cajun seasoning 

Instructions 

  • Use an injector to insert butter into Turkey. Insert it in the thighs, breasts, and every other place you want the juice.
  • Mix all the seasonings and rub the turkey with it. Cook the turkey till completely done and lower the heat.
  • Add the chicken broth to the bottom of the pan.
  • Insert butter into Turkey again.
  • Cover it with aluminum foil.
  • Cook the turkey again for about 2 hours and then stuff it.
  • In another pot, mix the onions, celery, and sausage and cook until the onions are soft. Add butter.
  • Add the remaining chicken broth and allow it to boil.
  • Put off the heat and add breadcrumbs and Cajun seasoning
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, then cover Turkey with the broth.
  • Cook the turkey again, and you can enjoy your meat. 

Butter and beer 

This stuffing makes your turkey very soft. The beer works as a tenderizer and gives your turkey a taste.

Ingredients 

  • Bread stuffing
  • Onion
  • Celery stalk
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Canola oil
  • Unsalted butter
  • Paprika
  • Salt and butter 

Instructions 

  • Pour oil in a pot and cook the onion and celery for about 10 minutes.
  • Add butter and spices from the bread stuffing. Stir well.
  • Add beer and stir
  • Add some of the broth
  • Add more beer of the stuffing is not wet.
  • Rub some oil over Turkey and sprinkle some of the spices on it.
  • Put some of the stuffing into Turkey and bake.
  • Cover the turkey with stuffings as you cook 

Simple and savory 

This stuffing is quite easy and requires no stress.

Ingredients 

  • Sliced white bread
  • Ground sage or dried sage leaves
  • Ground savory or dried savory leaves
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Celery leaves 

Instructions 

  • Remove crusts from bread, or leave it if you so wish and dice the bread into small cubes. Spread them out on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Be sure to stir and turn the sheets as you cook.
  • Add your ground seasonings, salt, and pepper in a bowl. If you're using dried leaves, squeeze it over the bread and stir well.
  • Remove the gizzard, heart, and liver from the turkey. Cut into small sizes.
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan. Mix with onion, gizzard, heart, and liver.
  • Pour the butter mixture into the bread. Mix thoroughly.
  • Then stuff your turkey with it. 

Deep-fried turkey recipe 

Ingredients 

  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Dry rub
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning to your taste 

Instructions 

  • First, brine your turkey with water and add salt for about 4 hours.
  • Then completely dry the turkey and place it in the freezer for 8 hours.
  • Mix garlic, dry rub, and olive oil together.
  • Rub the mixture over the turkey and put it in the fryer for about 50 minutes.
  • When properly cooked, hang it for any extra oil to dry out.

Few tips of butterball turkey fryer recipes

  • If the weight is less than 14 pounds, you may keep it whole to deep fry. If weight is more than 15 pounds separate the legs and thighs from breast and make fry apart, you may also use a Butterball XL Turkey Fryer.
  • Confirm the turkey is totally thawed.
  • Extract more fat from the food
  • At the time of deep frying do not stuff. Cook your stuffing separately.
  • To lessen the sticking, you may plunge the basket into the hot oil for thirty seconds and then remove or place the turkey inside and finally submerge.
  • For outside cooking- Confirm how much oil is needed to make the turkey or keep the thawed turkey in the basket and hold it in the fryer. After that add water to the top of turkey is covered. Take away the turkey, drain water from the turkey back within the fryer. Count and mark the water point, use the line considering guide at the time of adding oil to the propane fryer.

Best Cajun Fried Turkey Recipe - Video

Butterball Turkey Fryer Recipes FAQs

1. How long does it take to cook a turkey in a butterball electric turkey fryer? 

Set the timer to about 4 minutes for each pound. If Turkey weighs 14 pounds, the time should be between 42-56 minutes.  

2. Is the butterball deep fryer safe for use? 

The butterball electric turkey fryer is designed to be used indoors. It comes with features that make it safe. 

3. Is deep-fried turkey healthy? 

Deep-fried Turkey is right for you. It contains about 12 grams of fat. It is a good source of protein for the body.

4. Can I refrigerate my turkey after cooking?

You can store your leftover Turkey and keep it frozen. 

5. What type of oil does the butterball electric fryer use? 

The electric fryer works with any type of oil; canola oil, vegetable oil, peanut, or sunflower oil. 

Conclusion

The butterball electric turkey fryer is designed for deep frying. It is safe and easy to use. All you need to do is to follow the instructions in your owner's guide. However, it requires caution, so you don't splash oil all over the place. If your turkey weighs more than 14 pounds, it is best to fry it twice, so you don't have oil spillover. 

Make sure to thaw your turkey before frying completely. Discard any excess fat. Deep-fried Turkey is healthy and rich in protein.

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