John McLemore's Top Turkey Frying Safety Tips
What temperature should the turkey be when it has cooked completely?
You want the breast to register at 165°F and the thigh and leg to be 170-180°F. You want the thigh/leg at a higher temperature because this muscle fiber is tougher and the higher temperature helps the meat be more succulent and tender.
How do we get the turkey out of the fryer?
Carefully raise up the basket you put the turkey in to cook it in the fryer and then allow it to drain for a full 5min.
How can you carve the turkey to ensure everyone gets some of the crispy skin?
De-breast the turkey before you slice it to ensure beautiful slices.
John McLemore is the President & CEO of Masterbuilt Manufacturing, Inc. Learn more by visiting John at dadgumthatsgood.com.
All of today’s turkey was provided by Whole Foods on 3rd & Fairfax in Los Angeles wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/Fairfax.