Yes, you read it right. Turkey can be prepared without using a single drop of oil. I was equally shocked after hearing this, but soon realised that this is actually possible. It is totally feasible to get the same deep-fried flavour of the turkey without frying it in oil. Want to know how? Well, here are some of the successful fryers that one can use to cook a perfect turkey with or without using vegetable or any other kind of cooking oil.
Electric oil fryers
Most of the backyard cooks generally use this kind of fryer, provided they have an electric point nearby. The cooking time taken by this fryer is way less than other fryers. However, one disadvantage of fryers is the size. They are not too big to cook turkey for a big family in one go.
Propane oil fryers
For being comparatively portable than the electric ones, the propane oil fryers are mostly used during camps, picnics and other outings. They are bigger in size and can surely cater to a big family on a special occasion.
Infrared no-oil fryers
These types of cookers are propane-powered and are use the circulating and infrared heat to prepare the turkey. These fryers can easily cook a turkey weighing around 16 pounds with amazing results.
Since I prefer to fry turkey without oil, I ensure to cook my bird using the infrared no-oil fryer. I prepare the filling and seasoning using the traditional ingredients such as rosemary, lemon, virgin olive oil, sage, thyme, and more and place it in the fryer for around 3 hours. Once the delicacy is ready, one can hardly feel any difference between a deep-fried and non-friend turkey as the skin of this turkey is as crispy as any other turkey cooked using oil.
The best part about cooking a turkey without oil is that you will surely spare yourself from taking in a lot of extra calories. So, try it different this time and prepare turkey that is less oily and still delicious.