Cajun Fried Turkey

Cajun Fried Turkey

Photo by Dholli3000

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  • 1

    (13-pound) turkey

  • 3

    tablespoons Creole

  • 1

    cup butter, melted

  • 3 to 4

    gallons peanut oil


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° 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°. 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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