My review of the Butterball Turkey Fryer:
Do you want to know how to give your family a heart attack? First, you invite them to your new home so that you can throw your very first Thanksgiving. Then you tell them that you are going to make 2 turkeys. Then you tell them that you are going to roast one and fry the other. Then for the grand finale you tell them that you are going to fry the other one….inside. Oh man I cannot tell you how many times I heard “no you need to do that outside.” I just nodded and smiled. I had it under control. Or I should say Masterbuilt did.
Let me give you a little back story here. I have always, always, always wanted to fry a turkey. But truth be told all of the warnings from that president from 24 turned Allstate ad man made me a little apprehensive to try it at home. However, when someone from Masterbuilt contacted me and told me that they wanted to give me an indoor one to test out I jumped all over the idea. And figured why not try it for my very first Thanksgiving? What can I say, I’m a bit of a rebel.
To tell you the truth when it came down to it, I was a little nervous to rely solely on a fried turkey for my first Thanksgiving. I mean what if it didn’t turn out. I did not want to spend Thanksgiving in the drive-thru. So I decided that I would make 2 turkeys. I would roast one and fry the other.
I put my roasted turkey in about 3 hours before dinner. I basted it every 20 minutes. The skin was crispy, the meat tender and flavorful. It was the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.
On the other hand, about 1 hour before dinner, after making sure it was completely dry, Ryan lowered the Cajun seasoned turkey into the peanut oil and closed the lid. 45 minutes later Ryan pulled the turkey out of the oil. The skin was crispy, the meat tender and flavorful. It was the perfect Thanksgiving turkey…in less than an hour. Genius.
In the spirit of complete and total honesty, the only problem that I did notice about the fryer was that after Ryan placed the turkey in the fryer a small drop of oil got on the digital timer and then it wouldn’t work. This wasn’t too big of an issue as we just timed it ourselves. But timer aside, the fryer worked pretty well.
The Butterball Turkey Fryer from Masterbuilt has the following features:
• The fryer is retailed at $159.96
• Adjustable thermostat temperature control
• Stainless steel construction
• Porcelain-coated inner pot
• Digital timer
• Folding lid with window and filter
• Cooking basket with drain clip
• Drain Valve for easy cleaning
• Saves on oil – uses 1/3 less than conventional turkey fryers
• It can feed up to 8 people when frying a 14 lb turkey
Crispy, baked, chicken taquitos with a cream green chile sauce.
A silky smooth vanilla bean cheesecake topped with a sweet blueberry sauce with just a hint of lemon.
My favorite way to enjoy an artichoke, simply roasted with a creamy roasted garlic dip.
Chicken wings marinated in creamy greek yogurt dill sauce and baked until golden brown and crispy.
A salty, sweet snack with popcorn, M&M’s, pretzels, white chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Have you ever been to the Pacific Northwest? If you have, or if you live there like me then you are familiar with Burgerville. If you are not familiar with Burgerville and live in the Pacific Northwest, or plan to visit, do yourself a favor: GO. I guess I shouldn’t say Pacific Northwest because Burgerville [...]
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
Have new recipes emailed to you.