Deep-frying, also known as deep-fat frying, is a process of immersing food in a deep pot containing heated oil. The turkey cooks quickly, producing a crispy surface over a tender and moist interior. It is becoming a popular alternative to roasting a whole turkey.
A wok, which has deep tapered sides, is a traditional type pan used for stir-frying. A wok works well but is not a necessity. A nonstick deep skillet also works very well. If rice noodles or mung bean noodles are going to be added to the stir-fry, they are sometimes deep-fried in the wok or deep skillet first and then set aside while other ingredients are stir-fried according to the recipe.
Stir-frying, like sautéing, is a cooking method that quickly cooks the turkey in a little oil, using high heat. The difference between the two methods is that sautéing cooks serving size pieces of meat and stir-frying involves cooking smaller size pieces that have been cut into strips, cubes or diced pieces all similar in size.
Extreme care is necessary to ensure safety when deep-frying a whole turkey. Because the required equipment can be cumbersome and the large quantity of hot oil necessary for cooking a whole bird can be dangerous, deep-frying a whole turkey is much less safe than deep-frying food on a smaller scale.
A kitchen utensil used to cut uniform shapes for French fries from raw potatoes. There are a variety of different types of cutters available that manually control the width and depth of the cut, but typically not the length.