November 28, 2017
Best Air fryer – Deep Frying a Turkey
You can fry the turkey inside or outside. Inside you must use an electric fryer and outside you can use a propane fryer or best Air fryer. I have used both and both work equally well, but I always cook outside in the open air for safety purposes. The procedure is the same for a turkey or a duck except where noted in parenthesis.
What You Will Need best Air fryer:
- Turkey Fryer – Electric or Propane (propane outside only on dirt or grassy area).
- Thermometer to measure the oil temperature.
- Food thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the bird.
- Injector for marinades and seasonings.
- Fire extinguisher, oven mitts and pot holders.
- Peanut oil – 3 gallons (other oils can be used but peanut oil is best)
- Up to a 14 pound whole turkey (up to a 6.5 pound whole duck).
Best Air fryer – Determine the Amount of Oil Needed
Most turkey fryers have a fill line indicating the right level of oil to add to the pot, but if that line is absent from your fryer, do the following before marinating the turkey:
Place the thawed turkey in the fryer basket and place both in the empty pot. The minimum oil level should be 3 inches to 5 inches from the top of the fryer. Add water until the top of the turkey is covered. Remove the turkey allowing the water to drain from the turkey. Note the water level. Drain or pour out the water and dry the pot thoroughly. If the fryer has a drain valve, be sure all the excess water is removed from the spigot.
Remove the turkey from the wrapper. Be sure to save the label that indicates the weight of the turkey. You will use the turkey’s weight to compute the total frying time.
- Thaw the turkey completely and remove the neck and giblets from the body cavity.
- Add oil to the fill line using up to 3 gallons to 5 gallons.
- Preheat the oil to 375 degrees (325 degrees for whole duck).
- While the oil is heating, prepare the turkey as desired.
- Remove the wire or plastic truss that holds the legs in place,
- Remove the pop-up timer from the breast if there is one.
- Do not stuff turkeys for deep frying.
- To reduce spattering, thoroughly dry the interior and exterior of the turkey.
Inject the turkey with marinades and seasonings of your choice and place the turkey in a clean roasting pan for no more than 30 minutes to 45 minutes. This allows the marinades and seasonings to soak into the turkey and raises the turkey’s internal temperature so there will be less splatter during the frying.
October 23, 2017
How to Improve Testosterone Deficiency
Testosterone is the hormone that is responsible for the sexual functioning in men and decline in it’s levels is sharply felt. It is the chief among the members of the androgen family of hormones. It is this hormone that is behind the development of male characteristics. it is responsible for the activity of male sex organs, and other secondary male characteristics such as deep voice, broad shoulders and chest, torso hair, coarse skin, heavier bone structure and greater muscle mass.
As such a decline in this hormone has some serious health ramifications for men. Testosteronbrist or its low level could be a result of a mix of certain psychological, physical and lifestyle related factors.
Among the emotional or psychological factors stress is a major cause of a decline in T- levels. Other feelings that could affect this hormone include guilt, depression, anxiety, nervousness etc., among the physical reasons behind a fall in T-levels is the age. Scientifically it is known that men lose this hormone at 10% a decade after the age of 30 and there is a large group of men who experience a sharper fall than mere 10% in a decade. These are the men who are said to be undergoing Andropause. Apart from these factors what can lead to the early onset of Andropause is the presence of certain chemicals in the body which are referred to as xenoestogens. The sources of xenoestrogen ie., estrogen not produced within the body include pesticides, herbicides, plastic wrapper packings, drinking in plastic glasses etc., The higher levels of estrogen affects T- levels negatively.
Some of the common symptoms of Andropause include sexual or erectile dysfunction, prostrate and bladder problems, loss of lean muscle mass, weight gain, hair loss, depression, mood swings etc.
It is possible to enhance this male hormone through diet changes, exercise and natural supplements. A diet that is rich in proteins, moderate in fats and limited in carbohydrates specially those that are rich in simple sugars lie potatoes can help increase T-levels. Furthermore, you should understand that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for you and can lower this androgen. As such regular exercise can be a big help. However, over physical activity is also going to affect T-levels reversely since if you workout for more than 60 minutes in a single routine, you body increases the production of cortisol which inhibits and diminishes testosterone production.