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Your tastebuds will sizzle when they meet moist and crispy deep fried turkey! This traditional southern favorite has gained widespread popularity, and it's no wonder! With so many recipes to choose from, you'll be ready to take a frying leap!

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Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (7 Votes)
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Servings 16
Preparation time 25
Cooking time 100

  • 10 to 14 pound fresh turkey
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 3 fluid ounces garlic oil or juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons Cajun or Creole hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 25 medium whole bay leaves
  • 3 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 3 tablespoons hot Creole seasoning
  • 4 to 5 gallons peanut oil

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Martha Stewart's Fried Turkey Recipe guarantees the juicy meat and crispy skin that are the hallmarks of deep-fried...

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This Deep-Fried Cajun Turkey recipe yields succulent and juicy turkey with a crispy golden browned skin

  • 1 (8 to 10 pound) turkey
  • Peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4.4/5 (28 Votes)

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Devotees of this Thanksgiving tradition swear that once you try Honey & Sage Brined Deep Fried Turkey, you'll never...

  • 1 (12 to 16-pound) turkey
  • 6 quarts water
  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 handful fresh sage leaves
  • 6 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
  • 2 tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • 2 ounces your favorite spice rub
  • 4 to 5 gallons Peanut Oil, for frying
  • Turkey fryer and burner
3.8/5 (19 Votes)

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Deep-Fried Turkey with Herbs is easier than you might think, plus it frees up oven space for the rest of your Thank...

  • 1 (12 to 14 pound) 1 (12 to 14 pound) turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 4 to 5 gallons 4 to 5 gallons peanut or canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons 1 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons 1 1/2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons 1 1/2 tablespoons ground paprika
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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Add a delicious bold flavor to your fried turkey using Jay's Deep Fried Turkey with Garlic Lemon Injection marinade

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
4/5 (37 Votes)

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Give your deep-fried Thanksgiving turkey a fun Cajun twist with a variety of seasonings that will make you think yo...

  • RUB SEASONING:
  • 1 (12-pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 4 to 5 gallon peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sweet basil
  • 2 teaspoons bay leaves ground
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons file powder
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • INJECTOR SEASOING:
  • 2 cups butter
  • 1/4 cup onion juice
  • 1/4 cup garlic juice
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (7-ounce) beer
4.8/5 (8 Votes)

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Get ready to impress your guests this Thanksgiving with this amazing Spicy Southern-Fried Turkey Wings recipe! Supe

  • 8 turkey wings separated at joints, tips removed, rinsed well and patted dry
  • 8 tablespoons Emeril's Essence seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons salt
4.5/5 (6 Votes)

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While you're deep-frying your turkey, use orange and bourbon to give it even more great flavor and taste

  • FOR THE BRINE:
  • 2 gallons cold water
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups bourbon
  • 1 cup kosher salt, such as Morton’s brand
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large navel orange, sliced into 6 wedges
  • 2 bay leaves, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick, coarsely broken
  • FOR THE TURKEY:
  • One 12 to 14 pound turkey, defrosted if frozen, giblets removed. Deep frying recommended maximum bird is 15 pounds. Smaller is ideal.
  • NOTE: Only use the following if oven roasting, smoking or grilling your bird:
  • 1 large navel orange, sliced into 6 wedges
  • Several sprigs of fresh herbs, such as sage, thyme, rosemary, etc.
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
3.7/5 (31 Votes)

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A deep fried turkey recipe doesn't get easier than this one! Cajun Fried Turkey is a way to shake things up this Th

  • 1 (13-pound) turkey
  • 3 tablespoons creole seasoning
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 gallons peanut oil
4/5 (2 Votes)

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