This has been covered , I hope , but I feel is an important bit of info.!!! Before frying , measure the amt. of oil you will need by placing WATER in your fryer , then place the thawed Bird in it and mark the level on your fry pot . Fill with oil to this line. This is the amt. you need without overfilling and having a "boil over " causing damage and injury . When you get your oil to 350*F , CAREFULLY lower the Tturkey into the fryer with the handle provided . You'll see the oil expand as it starts to cook the Turkey . Time will be about 4-5 min. per pound frying time . Finished Temp . will be 165*F internal temp. Have a great Thanksgiving and . . .