Seasoned with spicy Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper, this deep-fried turkey takes the holiday dinner's starring role to new heights.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
9 hrs 15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
10 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Rub:
Spice Injection Mixture:
Oil for Frying:

Directions

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  • Pat turkey dry with paper towels; coat completely with no-stick cooking spray. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl; rub over turkey.

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  • Combine spice injection mixture ingredients in small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Let cool to barely warm. Inject the mixture with spice injector into several spots on both sides of the turkey breast and thighs, making sure not to inject too much into any one spot. Cover and chill overnight.

  • Fry according to fryer manufacturer's directions using peanut oil. Reference package for additional information.

Tips

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

2309 calories; protein 153.9g 308% DV; carbohydrates 3.3g 1% DV; fat 187.9g 289% DV; cholesterol 488.1mg 163% DV; sodium 2776.6mg 111% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
This is a great recipe turns out amazing every year. Was on the back of the first box of oil I bought 10 years ago when i first decided to try and deep fry a Turkey. I haven't made Turkey any other way since. Even have family members bring turkeys with them so they can take a whole one home Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2017
?? Which ingredients are for the rub and which for the injection?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2018
This is a great recipe turns out amazing every year. Was on the back of the first box of oil I bought 10 years ago when i first decided to try and deep fry a Turkey. I haven't made Turkey any other way since. Even have family members bring turkeys with them so they can take a whole one home Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/25/2017
?? Which ingredients are for the rub and which for the injection?? Read More