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What type of oil, other then peanut oil, can be used to deep fry a turkey?

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You can use any oil with a high smoke point. The smoke point of peanut oil is about 320 degrees Fahrenheit. The oils you want to *avoid* are unrefined oils that will smoke in the low 200 degree range, such as Unrefined Canola Oil, Unrefined Flaxseed Oil, Unrefined Safflower Oil and Unrefined Sunflower Oil (note that there are refined versions of each of the above oils that have a high enough smoke point for deep frying a turkey)

Your options are pretty wide open. Peanut oil is the standard oil to use but I sometimes use a combination of *refined* Canola oil and Peanut oil to reduce the fat and cholesterol- although not much of the oil stays on the turkey.



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There are all different kinds of oils that you can use when you would like to deep fry a turkey. You can use lard. You can also use olive oil or you can even use vegetable oil if you would like.

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Olive oil works the best. That is how I make mine.

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If you are allergic to peanuts, canola works fine.

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