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Deep Fried Turkey Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mel Crissinger
Added: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Whole Turkey
6 quarts water
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1tbsp of peppercorns
Peanut Oil in the Turkey Fryer

Directions:
Directions:
Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator, 1 day per 4 lbs. of turkey. The day before you fry the turkey take about 6 quarts of water,1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of peppercorns bring this to a rolling boil and let it cool. The night before you fry the turkey put the turkey in a stainless steel pot or plastic bucket pour the marinade over the turkey add water and ice so the turkey is covered. Keep it cool and let it soak 10-12 hrs.
Remove the turkey from the marinade let it drain and pat it dry. Heat the oil to 350 degrees and very slowly lower the turkey into the oil maintain the oil at 325 degrees (3 1/2 minutes per pound) 14lb turkey = 49 minutes. Remove from oil and allow turkey to rest for 15-20 minutes prior to carving to allow juices to go back into the meat.
Best turkey you ever ate.

 

 

 

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