I was never really that impressed with the fried turkey. Maybe I was doing something wrong.
I tell ya what I love the turkey fryer for though. Wings. Man you can pump out wings.
Works great for whole fried duck too. Chinese crispy aromatic duck.
Or one of the best things in the world, Southern Fried Cornish Game Hens. Awwe man, Get a jug of butter milk and pour it in a big enough container for your hens. Rub the hens down with salt, pepper and Old Bay. marinade them in the butter milk for 24 - 48 hours. The day you are going to fry them. Heat up the oil, fill a brown paper bag with flour, then with each game hen shake off the excess butter milk and put the hen in the bag of flour. Shake the bag well until the hen is completely covered. Then drop in the oil. wait a few seconds before dropping in another hen so they dont stick together.
Oh man are these good. Like fried chicken, but the whole little chicken man!
I forget the oil temp. I think it is 350 degrees if they are in the butter milk and dredged in flour. 400 degrees if they are going in the oil with no buttermilk and dredging. Does that sound right?
Use these other recipes over the next week or so so you can reuse that oil a little before throwing it way.