How to Fry a Turkey with Char-Broil – The Big Easy {Monday Meals}

I’ve been trying to write this blog post since Monday morning.  So, Monday Meals is a few days late.

Last Friday, our son, Hunter told me he wanted to invite several friends to eat at our house some time. I suggested Sunday after church, but I wanted to ask Steve to make sure it was OK with him.

On Saturday morning, I texted Hunter saying that Sunday lunch would work great. At the same time, I pulled out a 20 pound turkey from the freezer so we could fry it with our Char-Broil The Big Easy.  Everything was ready for lunch with Hunter’s friends.

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Until I woke up Sunday morning and got a text from Hunter saying he didn’t invite anyone. (He didn’t know I was defrosting a turkey). I texted him back saying, “Really, I have a 20 pound turkey”.

I could never get hold of Hunter, so I wasn’t sure where we stood.  We invited a family over (via email) but they didn’t get it until they got home from church.

Hunter immediately texted 10 of his friends to come eat lunch that day.

We’re so glad he did because we had one of the best Sunday lunches in a long time.  Hunter’s roommate, Nick, and two of their friends came. We had wonderful conversation and delicious food.

Today I want to share Steve’s secret turkey recipe – frying a turkey in an “oil-less” fryer.  No more buying 30 gallons of oil to fry a turkey.

Here’s the secret:  Char-Broil – The Big Easy

When Steve asked for a turkey fryer a few years ago, I did some research. I read many reviews of this “fryer” that said people converted from a conventional fryer to the Char-Broil – The Big Easy.  So I asked Steve what he thought. He agreed and we’ve been cooking turkeys & chickens ever since.

Steve took the Char-Broil – The Big Easy to the deer lease and his hunting partners said it was the best chicken they’ve ever eaten.

Now, let me share how to fry a turkey …

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how to fry a turkey with Char-Broil The Big Easy  ~  HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

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how to carve a turkey ... and fry turkey with Char-Broil The Big Easy  ~  HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Yummy!

We fry the turkey about 20 minutes for each pound. So, this turkey took a little over 3 hours to cook while we were at church.

It was delicious… I love our Char-Broil The Big Easy and so glad we don’t have to get 5 gallons of oil to get a succulent turkey!


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2 Comments

  1. Hi thanks for the info. You say 20 minutes per pound and that you were using a 20lb turkey. Shouldn’t it be 10 minutes per pound to get to the just over 3 hour mark?

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