One thing is almost always certain when it comes to Thanksgiving: There has to be a turkey. But what is up for debate is how to cook the turkey. In recent years, deep-frying the turkey has become more popular. Be careful though, it isn’t foolproof. For those who want to reinvent the classic dish, follow the steps below for a 10-pound turkey, courtesy of Paul Deen’s featured recipe on

Here’s what you will need:

--1 (10-pound) turkey (cooking time is three minutes per pound)

--2 tablespoons of your favorite dry rub

--2 tablespoons House seasoning (1 cup salt, 1/4 cup black pepper, 1/4 cup garlic powder)

--3 to 5 gallons peanut oil

Important tip:

To see how much oil you need, place in the turkey in the fryer and add water. When you remove the turkey, the water line will reveal how much oil is needed to fry the turkey. If there’s too much oil in the fryer it can cause a fire. It shouldn’t be more than ¾ full or it might overflow when the turkey is added.

The steps:

1. Wash the turkey inside and out and let it drain. Make sure the turkey is entirely thawed and dried before proceeding.

2. Rub the turkey with house seasoning and then rub it with your favorite dry rub.

3. Heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and slowly lower the turkey into the pot until it is fully submerged. Fry it three minutes per pound and five minutes per turkey.

4. Remove the bird from the oil and place is on paper towels to drain when cooking is complete.

5. It’s time to eat! Happy Thanksgiving.

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