Cajun Fried Turkey

A deep fried turkey recipe doesn't get easier than this one! Cajun Fried Turkey is a way to shake things up this Thanksgiving with super flavorful and moist turkey!

Photo by Daniel H.

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

80

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

80

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    (13-pound) turkey

  • 3

    tablespoons creole seasoning

  • 1

    cup butter, melted

  • 3 to 4

    gallons peanut oil

Directions

Remove giblets and neck from turkey. Remove plastic ring holding legs together and pop-up timer. Rinse turkey with cold water; dry well. Loosen skin from breast without detaching it; carefully rub 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning under skin. In a small bowl, combine butter and remaining Creole seasoning. Fill a turkey marinade injector with butter mixture; inject turkey with butter mixture, at 1-inch intervals, into breasts, thighs, and wings. Let stand 30 minutes before frying. Heat peanut oil in a turkey fryer to 375°F over medium-low heat, following manufacturer's instructions. Place turkey in fryer basket. Carefully lower basket into hot oil. Temperature should fall to and remain at 325°F. Cook for approximately 45 minutes (3 1/2 minutes per pound at 325°). Slowly remove basket from oil. Drain, and let cool slightly before slicing. Note: Make sure your turkey fryer is on a level surface outdoors. Be extremely careful when lowering turkey into hot oil.

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