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Turkey Frying Oil

golpher247 Jan 31, 2012 06:30 PM

I'm frying my first turkey in a week so I'm just figuring out everything I need. I know that peanut oil is the best but I don't want to spend a bunch of money on oil that I may not use again. I've got some peanut oil but I'm not sure that I want to buy 3 gallons of it.

Can I put a combination of some peanut oil and some vegetable oil together in order to fry my turkey? Is that a no-no?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    suburban_mom RE: golpher247 Jan 31, 2012 06:52 PM

    I save my frying oil and reuse it. I just funnel it back into the original jugs and then store it in my basement. I've only used peanut oil so I'm no help with combos or other oils.

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      Janet RE: golpher247 Jan 31, 2012 10:57 PM

      We reuse the peanut oil also, after straining it. You can comibine oils, just understand other oils can't be used at a high temperture as peanut oil can. Canola oil is my husband's second choice. High temps OK, and doesn't add flavor.

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        Brobuckwheat RE: Janet Feb 5, 2012 08:36 AM

        I use the creamy liquid shortening from Costco ( 35 lb. size ). Save a gallon of new, use what's needed for fryer. Filter fryer oil back into container. I fry about a turkey a month, November turkey gets the traditional treatment.

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