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Can you reuse peanut oil after frying a turkey in it?

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Peanut oil is safe to reuse after frying a turkey. Deep fried turkeys cook in less than one hour. It is recommended to discard cooking oils six hours after heating for safety.

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Can you reuse peanut oil after frying a turkey in it?
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Oil should be filtered through cheese cloth before storage and stored in the original container in a cool dark place for up to six months. It is not safe to reuse oil that has separated or smells rancid. Turkeys fry at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, a temperature high enough to kill any bacteria in the oil. Once the oil reaches the six-hour mark for total heating time, it should be disposed of at a vegetable oil collection point. Cooks should not pour used oil down the sink as it causes plumbing problems.

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