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Cajun Fried Turkey Recipe

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This recipe for Cajun Fried Turkey, by , is from Tastes of Love -- From Cajun Hearts, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Donna Weston
Added: Monday, September 8, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Use a 26 quart aluminum pot with basket

3 gallons peanut oil for frying, or as needed
1 (12 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets
removed
1/4 cup Creole seasoning
1 white onion

Directions:
Directions:
In a large stockpot or turkey fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees F.

Be sure to leave room for the turkey, or the oil will spill over.

Rinse turkey, and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels.

Rub Creole seasoning over turkey inside and out. Make sure the hole at the neck is open at least 2 inches so the oil can flow freely through the bird.

Place the whole onion and turkey in drain basket. The turkey should be placed in basket neck end first. Slowly lower basket into hot oil to completely cover turkey. Maintain the temperature of the oil at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and cook turkey for 3 1/2 minutes per pound, about 45 minutes.

Carefully remove basket from oil, and drain turkey. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh; the internal temperature must be 180 degrees F. Finish draining turkey on the prepared platter.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Ever had fried turkey? If not, you donít know what you are missing. Cajun fried turkey is delicious. The turkey is brown and crispy on the outside and juicy and flavorful on the inside.

Cajun frying is a great alternative for cooking a traditional holiday turkey.




 

 

 

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