In order to deep fry an entire duck, use a turkey fryer. Start with a thawed duck, seasoning, peanut oil, a turkey fryer, butcher's twine, meat thermometer and paper towels. The duck must be thawed in order to cook properly, and the deep fryer should be outside, at least 10 feet from any structures.
Depending on the size of the duck, deep frying generally takes less than an hour.
Step 1: Set up the deep fryer
Fill the deep fryer with peanut oil and preheat it to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Prepare the duck
Pat the duck dry and remove any packaging, such as giblets, from the cavity. Mix a 4-1-1 salt to ground black pepper to paprika ratio, and season the duck inside and out. Bind the legs to the duck with butcher's twine.
Step 3: Deep fry the duck
Attach the duck to the spindle with the legs on the bottom and lower into the oil. Deep fry for 9 minutes per pound. Drain the duck on paper towel, and allow it to rest for up to 10 minutes before carving.Learn More
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