Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey

Revamp the standard turkey by coating it in Cajun spices. Be cautious when lowering the bird into the fryer.

Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey
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Makes:
10 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Cook:
24 mins
Stand:
15 mins
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Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey

Ingredients
1
8 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

Directions

  1. Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey. Rinse inside of turkey; pat dry with paper towels. If present, remove and discard the plastic leg holder and pop-up timer.
  2. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F.
  3. For rub, in a small bowl combine salt, paprika, thyme, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Slip your fingers between turkey skin and meat to loosen the skin over the breast and leg areas. Lift skin and spread some of the rub directly over breast, thigh, and drumstick meat. Season body cavity with any remaining rub. Tuck the ends of the drumsticks under the band of skin across the tail or tie legs to tail with 100-percent-cotton string. Twist wing tips under back.
  4. Place turkey, breast side up, in basket. Slowly lower basket into hot oil. Be cautious of splattering oil. Maintain oil temperature around 350 degrees F. Fry turkey for 24 to 30 minutes (3 minutes per pound). Remove turkey from hot oil to check doneness. Insert a meat thermometer into the meaty part of the thigh. Turkey is done when thermometer registers 180 degrees F.
  5. Remove turkey from hot oil; drain on wire rack. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
  6. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey)
    Per serving:
  • 553 kcal cal.,
  • 33 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 10 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 14 g monounsatured fat),
  • 220 mg chol.,
  • 468 mg sodium,
  • 1 g carb.,
  • 61 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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