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11-21-2007, 06:28 PM
i have 3 gallons of cottonsee oil but i need another half gallon of oil so the turkey will be covered. can i mix peanut oil with the cottonseed oil for frying or even corn oil? really dont want to have to buy another 3 gallon container of cottonseed oil.
11-21-2007, 06:36 PM
Are you sure you can't get a smaller bottle of cottonseed oil at a health food store, like Whole Foods?
If you do mix the oils, pay attention to smoke point. Cottonseed oil has a high smoke point, needed for the high temperatures used in frying turkeys.
Like A Breath
11-21-2007, 06:55 PM
Peanut Oil has a VERY low smoke point, so unless you want your turkey tasting burnt and rancid I would advise you not to add it.
11-22-2007, 02:05 AM
Be careful whatever you do... there are many burn injuries this time of year from these things.
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11-22-2007, 12:35 PM
About to smoke a turkey on the gas grill in a bit. I'm suppose to get the grill up to 400 and place the turkey on indirect heat...does that mean I turn off the flames completely under the turkey or just turn it down?
11-22-2007, 06:15 PM
It's too late to tell you now, but indirect heat means to place it opposite the side the flames are on.
11-22-2007, 07:09 PM
peanut oil works just fine.
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