Cajun Fried Turkey

Aneisha Grinton

By
@Showmans_wifey

Mine was so tender it fell apart.


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Serves:

10+

Prep:

24 Hr

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

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
turkey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Remove insides, giblets and all.
2
Wash and dry turkey. Removing all moisture from turkey.
3
To 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.
4
Mix all seasonings in a bowl.
5
Season turkey, making sure to lift skin and rub seasoning in.
6
Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.
7
When ready to cook. Fill fryer with oil and set to 400 degrees.
8
Remove turkey from refrigerator right after setting temp on oil. This allows it to get room temperature.
9
It will take an hour for the oil to get completely heated. By the time the oil is heated the turkey should be room temperature.
10
When oil is heated slowly lower turkey in the oil.
11
Cook for 30-40 minutes. The meat thermometer should read 155 degrees.
12
Allow to rest for 30 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey