Fried Turkey

1     turkey, giblets removed, rinse and pat dry
      salt and pepper, to taste
In turkey deep fry pot, pour in oil to the appropriate mark for the size of your bird.  If your pan is not marked, put the turkey in pot and add water to just above the turkey.  Remove the turkey and mark the depth of the water.  Pour our the water, dry out pot, then add peanut oil to the mark. Preheat the oil to 350º.  Place the seasoned turkey on the stand, use the hook to lower into the preheated oil.  Cook the turkey for 3 minutes per pound at 325º.  Remove turkey and test for doneness with meat thermometer.  The temperature should reach 170º in the breast and 180º in the thigh.
10  Servings

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