Stuff You Gotta Have: The Oil-Free Turkey Fryer
For some folks, fall just isn’t fall without having at least one bit of juicy, delicious deep-fried turkey. Unfortunately, it comes with a big mess…and even some fire risks.
Luckily, there are a couple of tools on the market that are compact enough to use on your patio at home or on the campground and don’t require you to lug gallons of oil with you. Check ‘em out:
If you’re near a Cabela’s retail store—or can easily access their website—check out the Masterbuilt Electric Roaster. It uses high-radiant heat to cook in about one-third the time of a traditional oven or roaster. For outdoor use only, it also doubles as a smoker and comes complete with a wood chip tray. It can handle up to an 18 pound turkey.
Another option available at a number of mass retailers, is The Big Easy from Charbroil. Powered by propane, it uses infared heat to cook your holiday turkey as quickly as a traditional deep fryer. You can use your favorite injectable marinades or even seasoned rubs. Chicken, pork, beef and even vegetables can also be cooked in The Big Easy.