…from the Perspectives’ Holiday Kitchen
How you doin’? You’ve heard it talked about for years, right? This year it’s time to give it a shot. My Deep Fried Turkey recipe is not only easy, but it also produces a super crispy, flavorful and succulent bird. The perfect combination for a memorable Thanksgiving Turkey dinner!
I love the flavor and texture of deep-fried foods. I love perfectly cooked French fries. That said, I don’t fry much at home because it can be a big mess. My range top and kitchen counters are covered in oil when I’m finished even though I use a spatter screen. The odor of vaporized fry oil lingers around the house for days and I hate the smell of day-old oil. If there is one deep fry recipe, I love it’s got to be Deep Fried Turkey.
I’m sure you’ve seen those clips on YouTube and America’s Funniest Home Videos, of people lowering the turkey into an outdoor gas fryer and the whole thing going up in flames… including the garage! While those scenes may be off putting and a little scary, I want to appeal to your adventuresome side and encourage you to give it try it anyway.
To do it right you must start by buying the right equipment. Safety First! For about $100 you can find an outdoor fryer on Amazon or your favorite hardware store, and about $60 bucks at Bass Pro Shops. There are all kinds of places and options to choose from but do it now before they sell out.
You should have on hand:
What else are you going to need? The ingredients list is quite simple and very easy to pull off in this recipe.
Whole Turkey (Thawed Completely) I like to use a 10-pound bird
Cooking Oil (2-3 gallons of peanut oil)
Turkey Injecting Marinade (recipe below)
Turkey Dry Rub Seasoning (recipe below)
For the dry rub seasoning
3 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons roasted garlic powder (I prefer Penzy’s)
2 teaspoons onion powder
For the injecting marinade
1/2 cup peanut oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Deep Fried Turkey Seasoning
Read the directions thoroughly before starting the recipe.
How to make deep fried turkey
When fully cooked the skin will be dark, but very flavorful… not burnt tasting. The turkey meat will be ultra-tender and juicy from breast to tail. Best of all, you won’t ever be seen on YouTube (for this) or the evening news with your garage burning down in the background!
ChefSecrets: Get ready by having everything ready to go.
Quip of the Day: My family told me to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes, but I said I couldn't quit cold turkey. So, Gobble 'til you wobble.
Perspectives and its employees are not responsible for dummies who don’t follow instructions and burn themselves or others or burn their house or garage down.
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