How long do you deep fry a turkey in a Butterball deep fryer?
Does turkey have to be fully submerged in oil?
Remember, when thawed completely, the food must be cooked immediately. For more, see our Big Thaw fact sheet. When working with large amounts of hot oil, select a cooking vessel large enough to completely submerge the turkey without it spilling over. The oil should cover the turkey by 1 to 2 inches.