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Fried Turkey

For deep fried turkey
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Oil 4 Gallon (Peanut / Canola For Deep Frying)
  Whole turkey 15 Pound (1 In Number 11 - 15 lbs)
  Cajun seasoning 2 Teaspoon (Tony Chachere's)
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh ground pepper To Taste

The night before you deep fry your turkey, coat it with olive oil, then generously cover it with Cajun seasoning, paprika, and fresh ground pepper. Let rest.

Before doing the dunk, make sure you are using the right amount of oil in the fryer. Fill the fryer with enough water so it covers your turkey. Then remove the turkey and mark the water level. This will let you know how much oil to use without overflow. Drain the water and add the correct amount of oil to the fryer. Heat to 350 degrees, then add turkey slowly. Your turkey should cook for 3 minutes per pound, plus an additional five minutes. Once you remove the turkey, let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes before carving. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Meat, Turkey
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
It's thanksgiving! Instead of your regular roast turkey, try something new like this deep fired turkey. You maybe want to attempt it. See the video for more of Ken's cooking!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 412 Calories from Fat 213

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.5%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 163.3 mg54.4%

Sodium 158.1 mg6.6%

Total Carbohydrates 0.37 g0.12%

Dietary Fiber 0.12 g0.49%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 46 g92.8%

Vitamin A 2.4% Vitamin C 0.46%

Calcium 3.4% Iron 16.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fried Turkey Recipe Video