Slideshow: The Food Lab: OK, Deep Fried Turkey Is Awesome!

Golden Fried Beauty
Golden Fried Beauty
A perfectly fried turkey should be an even golden brown, ultra-crisp, and juicy.
Skewered
Skewered
Start with a small bird (10 to 12 pounds at most). Place it on the frying rack with the legs pointed down. If you can tuck them into the flap of fat at the bottom of the turkey to hold them in place, even better!
Use a Thermometer!
Use a Thermometer!
Place your turkey in the pot and cover it with cold oil. Remove the turkey, then heat the oil up to 350°F.
Take the Temp
Take the Temp
Use a thermometer to tell when your turkey is done. The internal temperature should register 145° at the coolest part.
Bite Carefully
Bite Carefully
As Robyn demonstrates, even after resting, this is one hot bird!