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oil-less fried turkey

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
SJ Stewart
Lakeport, NY

The turkey pictured as my profile image is the unfried turkey. I cooked it in my oil less fryer. It turned out wonderful.

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The "unfried" turkey cooked in an oil-less fryer comes out tender and juicy on the inside with a deliciously crisp skin. We recommend injecting the turkey to really get flavor into the meat. The cooking process seals in all the flavor and moisture. The outcome is very close to a fried turkey without actually frying the turkey. Using the oil-less fryer outside frees up the kitchen oven for side dishes. We opted to inject the meat with a store-bought Creole butter and rub the turkey with olive oil and a little Creole seasoning. But customize your holiday turkey with flavors your family loves.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 2 with leftovers for sandwiches
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For oil-less fried turkey

  • 10/14 lb
  • 1-4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • your favorite rub recipe
  • your favorite injectable poultry marinade
  • oil less deep fryer found at Lowe's or Home Depot

How To Make oil-less fried turkey

  • Giblets and neckbone removed from the turkey.
    Completely wash the turkey inside and out. Remove giblet bag and neck bone of course. Do not discard. Use for your dressing and or gravy.
  • Pat dry the turkey.
    Pat dry.
  • Olive oil and seasoning rubbed onto the turkey.
    Rub the olive oil on inside and outside of the bird. Coat the bird with your favorite rub recipe or just salt and pepper. You can also brine the bird with your favorite brine. But still pat dry and rub with olive oil liberally.
  • Marinade to inject into the turkey.
    Inject your favorite poultry marinade.
  • Injecting the butter into the turkey.
    After injecting refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight (overnight is best).
  • Turkey placed in the oil-less turkey.
    No preheating is needed for the oil less deep fryer. Follow instructions. Purchase a remote thermometer follow instructions place bird in the basket provided lower into the cooking unit turn it on and wait for your thermometer to beep or buzz.
  • Lid placed on the oil-less fryer.
    Cover fryer for 15 to 20 mins with lid provided to perfectly brown and crisp the skin.
  • Turkey resting after it comes out of the oil-less fryer.
    Remove, rest bird for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Carving the oil-less fried turkey.
    Carve and enjoy with your next holiday feast.