Cajun Fried Turkey
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- 2 Tbsp
- smoked paprika
- 3 Tbsp
- zatarain's creole seasoning
- 1/2 tsp
- garlic salt
- 1 Tbsp
- poultry seasoning
- 2 1/2 gal
- peanut oil
- 14 - 20 lb
1Remove insides, giblets and all.
2Wash and dry turkey. Removing all moisture from turkey.
3To measure amount of oil, put turkey in fryer and fill with water. Mark the line that covers turkey with a crayon or marker. This tells you how much oil to use.
4Mix all seasonings in a bowl.
5Season turkey, making sure to lift skin and rub seasoning in.
6Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.
7When ready to cook. Fill fryer with oil and set to 400 degrees.
8Remove turkey from refrigerator right after setting temp on oil. This allows it to get room temperature.
9It will take an hour for the oil to get completely heated. By the time the oil is heated the turkey should be room temperature.
10When oil is heated slowly lower turkey in the oil.
11Cook for 30-40 minutes. The meat thermometer should read 155 degrees.
12Allow to rest for 30 minutes before serving.