Cook, I have heard that you're supposed to fill the ot about 1/3 of the way, allowing room for the turkey to fill up the rest and still not over flow, is this your experience? Perhaps water and a frozen turkey might give a good ball park level on the pot ?The_Cook said:Yep dropshot hit it on the button, the hot oil traps moisture in and forces it to the center.
defrost turkey before frying
remove excess water before deep frying
DO NOT USE deepfryer in or near your house. hundreds of people across america lose thier homes to fried turkey started fires.
DO NOT over fill the pot, make sure that there is enough room for bubbling.
DO NOT leave unattended.