Deep-Fried Turkey Recipes

Find top-recipes and tips for deep-fried turkey. This method is fun, fast, and produces the juiciest meat and crispiest skin you've ever served at Thanksgiving.

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Deep-Fried Turkey

Rating: 4.81 stars
86
This is an awesome Cajun recipe. Deep-frying makes the turkey crispy on the outside and super juicy on the inside (even the white meat). It also leaves the heat outside! You can deep-fry the turkey in either peanut or vegetable oil, your choice. We use a 26 quart aluminum pot with a drain basket.

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Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey

Rating: 4.75 stars
44
Delicious, juicy and tender, this recipe was given to me by a true Cajun sixteen years ago and has been on our Thanksgiving table ever since. The injector and instructions for frying came with our fryer which was a good thing because this original recipe didn't explain all the nuances of frying a turkey. It is well worth the learning process, though. We strain the peanut oil after it cools and pour it back into the containers (I bought it in gallon jugs). It will keep nicely in a cool place, under 40 degrees, or in the refrigerator until needed again.

Simple Deep Fried Turkey

Rating: 4.63 stars
8
If you like a more traditional tasting turkey, this is the one for you. No injecting, no marinades, no complicated rubs.

Matt's Fried Turkey Brine

Rating: 5 stars
9
This recipe comes from a dear friend of mine who's made his living as a sous chef on a luxury cruise line. When I asked him for a recipe for deep fried turkey, this is what he produced. Please remember to PAT THE TURKEY DRY before placing into hot oil. We don't want any injuries....just full tummies! Recipe is for brine for a 16-pound turkey.

Erick's Deep Fried Rosemary Turkey

Rating: 4.67 stars
15
This is one of the most flavorful and moist turkeys you will ever savor. Easy to prepare, a definite hit at parties, this is how Thanksgiving was meant to be enjoyed! I like to use about a 16-pound bird.

Deep-Fried Cajun Turkey

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Succulent Deep Fried Turkey

Rating: 3 stars
2
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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Erick's Deep-Fried Rosemary Turkey
"This recipe was wonderful! My whole family couldn't stop talking about how amazing it was!" – Cloreep
Deep-Fried Turkey
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