Cajun Fried Turkey

Aneisha Grinton


Mine was so tender it fell apart.

★★★★★ 1 vote
24 Hr
35 Min


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

How to Make Cajun Fried Turkey


  • 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.

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About Cajun Fried Turkey

Course/Dish: Turkey