Deep Fried Turkey Question
Has anyone ever done a deep fried turkey in Park Slope? How did you dispose of the grease? I want to do one for Thanksgiving but I have no idea what to do with all that leftover cooking oil?
If you are going to use peanut oil, I hope you will use it at least more than once. You can definitely filter any type of oil through cheese cloth, or not, after it is cooled. If you do not have cheese cloth, you can pour off the oil and try not to get any food particle into another vessel. Unless you burn the oil, you can use it until it becomes too dark....and it can be saved for a short time.
As for disposal, put it into the original container and you can drop it off at most restaurants, as they have collection agreements with companies that specialize in reclaiming oil. You can also search for companies that collect oil for bio-diesel purposes.
As fourunder stated put back in the original container and see if some restaurant will take it. My husband has done this for about fifteen years and he injects the turkeys. Definitely reuse the oil, otherwise it can get expensive. We use canola oil as a lot of people are alergic to nuts.
They are really good, we even did a prime rib once and it was delicious. Good luck.
I always wondered why you can't just fry the turkey in pieces in a normal kitchen deep fat fryer? It seems masochistic (and maybe even irresponsible) to drop the whole thing into a giant vat of boiling oil. Ask the Chip Shop if they can do a special request for you. Actually I am surprised Chip Shop does not have a thanks giving menu. I wonder if Micheal's on Vanderbilt wouldn't fry up a Turkey for you, I ate there a few times and the fired chicken was both homemade and good. .