Usually when people think of a turkey fryer, they think about the frying process. Now, the thought that comes to your mind really depends on what you think of frying as a cooking method. A lot of people love fried foods. I have to admit, fried foods taste really great. I mean, if you’re talking abut poultry or turkey, you can’t go wrong with frying. It really brings out a tremendous combination of a crispy exterior and a succulent and juicy interior. What’s not to love? What’s the big mystery?
Well, the problem here is that it also is very fat intensive. The moment you dunk that hunk of turkey meat or that whole turkey in a vat of fat, you’re going to have a fairly greasy meal. This is unavoidable. This is why as tasty as fried foods may be, it’s not a slam dunk. It’s not a good choice all across the board for everybody. Some people can do without the grease. So what do you do in this situation?
Well, thankfully, there is a technology called greaseless turkey frying. Seriously. I’m saying this with a straight face. No joke. There is a device category called best oil less turkey fryer. People from Asia already know this full well because they’ve been using these devices to roast chicken without any grease. These devices are called turbo roasters. There’s a little bit of a misnomer here, because these devices are dubbed greaseless turkey fryers, but they’re really not fryers technically. Let’s just get that out of the way.
Technically speaking, they’re roasters. You use an electric device to roast a whole turkey using the heat generated by the heating coil around the turkey or underneath it. In a well-designed chamber, the heat bounces off the sides of the container to produce a tremendous amount of heat in a short amount of time. The end result here is every turkey lover’s dream come true. If you’re a big fan of turkey you know exactly what I’m talking about.
If you have tried your hand at baking one Thanksgiving turkey after another, you probably are frustrated by the fact that in many cases, the outside of the turkey is not very crisp, crunchy, and tasty. Instead, it might even be a little bit soggy or a little bit undercooked. It’s soft to the tooth. When you carve into the turkey, it can also be a very crap shoot. Really, it’s like rolling the dice. You’d be lucky if the turkey itself is succulent and cooked just right.
By cooked just right, I mean that there is no blood and that there are no red juices. It doesn’t have that raw or uncooked taste to it. It’s cooked just well enough without drying. As you can probably already tell, baking turkey the right way is like walking a tight rope. You don’t want to go to one extreme or the other. And that’s why a lot of people would like to fry their turkey, but the problem there is while you are guaranteed a nice, crispy exterior, you might need to fry the turkey for a very long time for the interior of the turkey to be just right.
Thankfully, the greaseless turkey fryer ensures a great combination of crunchy and tasty exterior while preserving the succulent internal flesh of the turkey. The best part to all of this is that the interior parts are never dry. You get the best of both worlds with the greaseless turkey fryer. It’s finally able to deliver what a lot of turkey cooking devices have been promising for many years.
Why is this texture and flavor combination such a big deal? Well, this type of fryer really makes great tasting turkey (and chicken for that matter) a sure thing. Imagine that. No more worrying if your guests would like the bird you’re serving. No more messing around with all sorts of settings hoping against hope the bird will turn out right. While saying greaseless turkey fryers will turn amazing perfectly cooked turkey into a science it does come close. Seriously it does. This frees you up so you can focus on taking the taste of the other parts of your turkey spread from ‘meh’ to ‘amazing.’ Yep. Finally, you can have the time and space and opportunity to turn cranberry sauce-that perennial Thanksgiving favorite-from an also-ran to a serious contender for the star of your Thanksgiving dinner’s center stage. The same applies to your choices for turkey stuffing. You’d be surprised at how extra tasty all your thanksgiving side dishes can be if you didn’t have to hassle with your turkey’s taste and preparation so much.
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