To fry a turkey, you need to make oil extremely hot and keep it hot for a long time. For that, check the fryer burner’s BTU rating. Look for a fryer that produces at least 30,000 BTUs to ensure you can cook a big turkey in a very large pot. Fryers with 50,000 or 60,000 BTUs or more are even better, as they’ll heat oil faster. Propane fuels most models, so keep an extra tank around just in case you run out before you’re finished cooking. Nothing dampens a special occasion like running out of gas halfway through a turkey fry, then having to find someplace open to trade out your tank or have it refilled.