Tips for deep frying turkey

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

PHOENIX -- If you are deep frying a turkey this holiday season, there are some tips and tricks you need to know before cooking the bird.

"It's a great way to cook a turkey, it's enjoyable for the holidays but at the same time we have to follow some safety tips for this," Ron Hart from Glendale Fire Department said.

Deep fryers should be placed in an open space away from anything that could interfere with the cooking process since open flames are involved.

Sean Lind of Cabela's suggests that the oil be kept at temperatures between 325 and 350 degrees.

"You want to have it completely thawed before you start, at least a day ahead of time," Lind said.

Lind also suggests injecting marinade in to the bird in different spots for more flavor.

Pat down the turkey before putting it in the fryer to make sure no extra water or marinade is on the outside.

Turkeys should be fried for three and a half minutes per pound.

Deep fryers range in price from $60 to $120.

If you want to see a turkey fried firsthand before you do it yourself, Cabela's will be doing a demo at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.