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Jan 31, 2012 06:30 PM

Turkey Frying Oil

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: Janet

        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.