If not making Deep-Fried Turkey, substitute 3 tablespoons neutral oil for the hot oil and heat in the saute pan for about 1 minute before adding the flour. To measure the amount of oil needed to fry the turkey, put the turkey in the fryer, add water to top of turkey and mark the water line with a crayon or marker. Remove the turkey and the water line will indicate how much oil will be needed to fry your turkey. Having too much oil can cause a fire. The pot should not be more than 3/4 full or the oil could overflow when the turkey is added. Dry the fryer before adding the oil.