CAJUN DEEP-FRIED TURKEY
Delicious, juicy and tender, this recipe was given to me by a true Cajun sixteen years ago and has been on our Thanksgiving table ever since. The injector and instructions for frying came with our fryer which was a good thing because this original recipe didn't explain all the nuances of frying a turkey. It is well worth the learning process, though. We strain the peanut oil after it cools and pour it back into the containers (I bought it in gallon jugs). It will keep nicely in a cool place, under 40 degrees, or in the refrigerator until needed again.
Provided by Peg in East Tennessee
Number Of Ingredients 10
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion juice, garlic juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, cayenne pepper and beer. Mix until well blended.
- Use a marinade injecting syringe or turkey baster with an injector tip to inject the marinade all over the turkey including the legs, back, wings, thighs and breasts. Place in a large plastic bag and marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Do not use a kitchen trash bag. If your turkey is large, you can use an oven bag.
- When it's time to fry, measure the amount of oil needed by lowering the turkey into the fryer and filling with enough oil to cover it. Remove the turkey and set aside.
- Heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). When the oil has come to temperature, lower the turkey into the hot oil slowly using the hanging device that comes with turkey deep-fryers. The turkey should be completely submerged in the oil. Cook for 36 minutes, or 3 minutes per pound of turkey. The turkey is done when the temperature in the thickest part of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). Turn off the flame and slowly remove from the oil, making sure all of the oil drains out of the cavity. Allow to rest on a serving platter for about 20 minutes before carving.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 1035.9 calories, Carbohydrate 2.8 g, Cholesterol 345.8 mg, Fat 70.9 g, Fiber 0.4 g, Protein 91.2 g, SaturatedFat 30.1 g, Sodium 682.2 mg, Sugar 0.7 g
CAJUN DEEP FRIED TURKEY
This is a great dish, but should only be attempted by someone who has experience with doing this. It is also expensive due to the large amount of oil needed. Not recommended for indoor cooking.
Provided by lkadlec
Yield 1 recipe
Number Of Ingredients 8
- Rinse turkey inside and out.
- Mix 1 part crab boil concentrate to 4 parts water.
- Combine dry ingredients with crab boil solution.
- Adjust seasoning to taste.
- Inject turkey (approximately 2" apart) with mixture using syringe (available from gourmet kitchen stores.).
- Cover turkey with foil and refrigerate overnight.
- Heat oil to 350°F
- CAUTION: Use a fryer thermometer to monitor the oil. It may ignite if the temperature goes beyond 375°F.
- Put turkey in basket and CAREFULLY lower it into the pot.
- Cook 5 minutes per pound.
- Check in 1 hour using a meat thermometer (you're looking for an internal temperature of 180F).
Nutrition Facts : Calories 7377.4, Fat 367.9, SaturatedFat 103.3, Cholesterol 3087.2, Sodium 16912.1, Carbohydrate 23, Fiber 11.4, Sugar 2.4, Protein 931.7
DEEP FRIED CAJUN TURKEY
Made this for Fathers day. You need a deep fryer, an injector and a thermometer for this. This must be made out doors away from building on a bright sunny day.
Provided by Rita1652
Yield 10-14 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 9
- Take whole turkey place in deep fryer fill with water remove turkey.
- Mark the water line with a marker.
- Spill out water and dry careful not to remove marked line.
- Fill with canola oil.
- Heat oil to 350 degrees.
- In a small pot melt butter and oil and fresh herbs and crushed garlic let simmer 15 minutes.
- Strained and set aside.
- Save garlic and herbs.
- Tie legs and wings with cotton string to keep them in place next to the body.
- Place the chopped strained garlic and herbs under the skin of the turkey.
- Inject the herbed butter-oil mixture into the breast and legs.
- Rub the cajun mixture inside and outside of the turkey.
- Place the turkey breast side up in lowering slowly into oil.
- CAUTION Of splattering oil.
- Fry turkey 3 1/2 minute per pound.
- Use a meat thermometer in the thigh and when it reads 180 degrees its done.
- Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towels.
- Lets rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Carve and serve.
- I`m really sorry that I didn`t get a picture of the turkey before I carved it.
- So the carved picture is what you get for now.
- I`m making this for the Fourth of July so I hope to get the picture of the whole turkey then.
CAJUN DEEP FRIED TURKEY
Deep-frying is the trendy way to cook turkey in record time! Deep-frying makes for exceptionally juicy meat and crispy skin, too!
Provided by Olha7397
Categories Whole Turkey
Yield 10-12 lb.
Number Of Ingredients 15
- You will also need: 1 poultry or meat injector, 1 turkey deep-fryer consisting of 40- to 60-quart pot with basket, burner and propane tank.
- Read the Turkey Deep-Frying Do's and Don'ts (below).
- In small bowl, mix all spice rub ingredients until blended; set aside. In shallow glass or plastic bowl, mix all marinade ingredients until salt is dissolved; set aside.
- Remove giblets and neck from turkey; rinse turkey well with cold water; pat dry thoroughly with paper towels. Take extra care to dry both inside cavities, because water added to hot oil can cause excessive bubbling. To allow for good oil circulation through the cavity, do not tie legs together. Cut off wing tips and tail because they can get caught in the fryer basket. Place turkey in large pan.
- Rub inside and outside of turkey with spice rub. Inject marinade into turkey, following directions that came with injector. Cover turkey in pan; place in refrigerator at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
- Place outdoor gas burner on level dirt or grassy area. Add oil to cooking pot until about 2/3 full. Clip deep-fry thermometer to edge of pot. At medium-high setting, heat oil to 375°F (May take 20 to 40 minutes depending on outside temperature, wind and weather conditions.) Place turkey, neck end down, on basket or rack. When deep-fry thermometer reaches 375°F, slowly lower turkey into hot oil. Level of oil will rise due to frothing caused by moisture from turkey but will stabilize in about 1 minute.
- Immediately check oil temperature; increase flame so oil temperature is maintained at 350°F If temperature drops to 340°F or below, oil will begin to seep into turkey.
- Fry turkey about 3 to 4 minutes per pound, or about 35 to 42 minutes for 10- to 12-pound turkey. Stay with fryer at all times because heat may need to be regulated throughout frying.
- At minimum frying time, carefully remove turkey to check for doneness. A meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of breast should read 170°F If inserted into thigh, it should read 180°F If necessary, return turkey to oil and continue cooking. When turkey is done, let drain a few minutes.
- Remove turkey from rack; place on serving platter. Cover with foil; let stand 20 minutes for easier carving.
- Turkey Deep-Frying Do's and Don'ts.
- If it's your first time and you want your turkey-frying experience to be successful, please take a moment to read them before getting ready for a great-tasting feast!
- Follow the use-and-care directions for your deep-fryer when deep-frying turkey, and review all safety tips.
- Place the fryer on a level dirt or grassy area away from the house or garage. Never fry a turkey indoors, including in a garage or any other structure attached to a building.
- Use only oils with high smoke points, such as peanut, canola or safflower oil.
- Wear old shoes that you can slip out of easily and long pants just in case you do spill some oil on you.
- Immediately wash hands, utensils, equipment and surfaces that have come in contact with the raw turkey.
- Have a fire extinguisher nearby for added safety.
- Serve the turkey right after cooking, and store leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking.
- Allow the oil to cool completely before disposing of it or storing it.
- Never fry on wooden decks or other structures that could catch fire, and don't fry on concrete, which could be stained by the oil.
- Never leave the hot oil unattended, and do not allow children or pets near the cooking area.
- Betty Crocker.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 595.2, Fat 32.6, SaturatedFat 8.4, Cholesterol 225.8, Sodium 1034.3, Carbohydrate 2.9, Fiber 1, Sugar 0.7, Protein 68.3
CAJUN RUB FOR DEEP FRIED TURKEY
- Blend above and then rub over the entire turkey. This is enough for 1 (10 to 12) pound turkey.
DEEP FRIED CAJUN TURKEY
- Preheat oil to 375 degrees F.
- Stir salt and seasonings together. Mix until well blended. Use 1/2 to 2/3 cup for a 10 to 12 pound turkey. May be stored for several months in an airtight covered jar.
- Remove the giblets and neck from the turkey. Rinse the turkey well with cold water and pat dry thoroughly with paper towels. Take care to dry both inside cavities. Place in a large pan and rub the interior and exterior of the bird with the seasoning mix. To allow for good oil circulation through the cavity, do not truss or tie legs together. Cut off the wing tips and plump little tail as they may get caught in the fryer basket. Cover pan and place in refrigerator overnight.
- Place the outdoor gas burner on a level dirt or grassy area. Never fry a turkey indoors, in a garage, or in any structure attached to a building. Do not fry on wood decks, which could catch fire, or concrete, which could be stained by the oil. (Safety tip: have a fire extinguisher nearby for added safety). Add oil to a 7 to 10 gallon pot with a basket or a rack. At medium-high setting, heat the oil to 375 degrees F.(depending on the amount of oil, outside temperature and wind conditions, this should take about 20 to 40 minutes).
- Meanwhile, place the turkey in a basket or on a rack, neck down. When the deep-fry thermometer reaches 375 degrees F. slowly lower the turkey into the hot oil. The level of the oil will rise due to the frothing caused by the moisture from the turkey but will stabilize in about 1 minute. (Safety tip: to prevent burns from the splattering oil wear oven mitts/gloves, long sleeves, heavy shoes, and even glasses. It is wise to have 2 people lowering and raising the turkey). Immediately check the oil temperature and increase the flame so the oil temperature is maintained at 350 degrees F. If the temperature drops to 340 degrees F. or below, oil will begin to seep into turkey. Fry about 3 to 4 minutes per pound, or about 35 to 42 minutes for a 10 to 12 pound turkey. Stay with the cooker at all times, as the heat must be regulated. When cooked to 170 degrees F. in the breast or 180 degrees F. in the thigh, carefully remove the turkey for the hot oil. Allow the turkey to drain for a few minutes. (Safety tip: allow the oil to cool completely before storing or disposing). Remove turkey from the rack and place on a serving platter. Allow to rest for 20 minutes before carving.
SUCCULENT DEEP FRIED TURKEY
- Pat turkey dry with paper towels; coat completely with no-stick cooking spray. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl; rub over turkey.
- Combine spice injection mixture ingredients in small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Let cool to barely warm. Inject the mixture with spice injector into several spots on both sides of the turkey breast and thighs, making sure not to inject too much into any one spot. Cover and chill overnight.
- Fry according to fryer manufacturer's directions using peanut oil. Reference package for additional information.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 2309.1 calories, Carbohydrate 3.3 g, Cholesterol 488.1 mg, Fat 187.9 g, Fiber 0.4 g, Protein 153.9 g, SaturatedFat 38 g, Sodium 2776.6 mg, Sugar 1.1 g
CAJUN DEEP FRIED TURKEY
The popularity of Cajun Deep Fried Turkey has grown considerably over the last decade. If you like the taste of a deep fried turkey then it is well worth all of the prep and time it takes to have this on your Holiday menu.
Provided by Timothy H.
Categories Whole Turkey
Yield 14 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 11
- Prepare Thanksgiving Deep Fried Turkey:.
- First you will want to Marinade or Brine your Turkey for at leat 8-12 hours for extra flavor and to make sure it is really moist. You will need a pot big enough to keep in your refrigerator for the 8-12 hour period to keep your Turkey inches You will mix all ingredients together, and add your Turkey and the marinade to your pot, and cover, and add to the refrigerator overnight. I like to put the fresh herbs directly into the cavity of the bird for a little extra flavor. When you are done marinading you are ready to cook your Turkey.
- How to Deep Fry a Turkey:.
- You will need a completely thawed turkey, a couple gallons of oil, and a very large cooking pot. You can use canola, vegetable oil, but it is better if you use peanut oil. You will also need to truss the turkey, meaning you need to secure the legs, neck flap, wings and tail to the body of the turkey. Make sure that there is not any type of thermometer or device that will pop out on the turkey. It would melt into the oil, not a good thing.
- To determine the perfect amount of oil you are going to be using, place the turkey in the pot and add water until the turkey is completely covered plus an inch or two left from the top. If you do not have any room for extra water you will need to get a larger pot. You will then remove the turkey and measure the amount of water left, and this is the amount of oil you will need to fry your turkey.
- You will now dry and season your turkey, and make sure that your frying pot is completely dry. You can add any seasonings you like; I prefer to inject my seasonings directly into the bird. You can also add you cooking pot to your stove top and heat to make sure all water is gone before adding to your outdoor fryer heating source. Once completely dry you will add the oil to the pot and bring it to a temperature of about 375 to 400 degrees. Make sure that you are able to get a good read on the temperature. It may fluctuate a few degrees depending on the weather while cooking outside but it should not be that big a deal. You just want to make sure that you are cooking in a covered but ventilated are. If it is raining or snowing it will make your Turkey frying experience for a really bad day.
- This is where it gets tricky. The turkey needs to be room temperature and dry. Turn off the burner when you put the turkey inches You are going to lower the turkey into the pot of very hot oil 400 degree oil. The oil is going to splatter some and you will need some very good cooking gloves. They sell different styles of racks to lower your bird into the oil at Wal-Mart, Lowes, and Home Depot. Just remember to very, very slowly lower your turkey into the hot oil. A good method here is dunking your turkey, and I do not mean cannon ball either. When you lower your turkey into the hot oil it will boil up. This is why I suggest turning off the burner or heat source when you do it. You may have to do this multiple times and then one time might do the trick. Just make sure that the oil does not overflow the cooking pot.
- Once the bird is safely resting in the oil, turn the burner back on to get to a temperature of 350 degrees. At this point you can go take a breather. But don't wander too far because that turkey will be done soon. A deep fried turkey cooks at a rate of about 3 to 3 1/2 minutes per pound. A ten pound turkey should take 30-35 minutes. If you have a bio thermometer you will need to test the turkey for doneness. The internal temperature needs to read 160 to 165 degrees. Make sure you are testing between the thigh area, and not hitting a bone to get a correct read.
- Remove the turkey from the oil when it's done. Do this slowly and after you have turned off the burner. Let the turkey drain a little bit and you're set to go. Let it rest for about 15 to20 minutes and then carve and enjoy this crisp and delicious bird.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 828.6, Fat 45.9, SaturatedFat 11.8, Cholesterol 308.7, Sodium 4684.7, Carbohydrate 4.9, Fiber 0.8, Sugar 2.9, Protein 93.2
This is an awesome Cajun recipe. Deep-frying makes the turkey crispy on the outside and super juicy on the inside (even the white meat). It also leaves the heat outside! You can deep-fry the turkey in either peanut or vegetable oil, your choice. We use a 26 quart aluminum pot with a drain basket.
Provided by Tim and Meredith
Number Of Ingredients 4
- In a large stockpot or turkey fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Be sure to leave room for the turkey, or the oil will spill over. Layer a large platter with food-safe paper bags.
- 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 (80 degrees C). Finish draining turkey on the prepared platter.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 603.2 calories, Carbohydrate 1.5 g, Cholesterol 228.5 mg, Fat 33.6 g, Fiber 0.3 g, Protein 68.8 g, SaturatedFat 8.7 g, Sodium 571.2 mg, Sugar 0.3 g
DEEP FRIED TURKEY INJECTION - BUTTER CREOLE
Found this on the 'net'. Needed a cajun butter recipe on a minutes notice! Was the best deep fried turkey I have had!
Provided by Scibba
Yield 10 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 6
- Melt butter slowly as not to burn.
- Add rest of ingredients and mix well.
- (I place in a covered bowl and shake vigorously).
- Inject into your turkey and allow to sit for one hour or more before deep frying.
- HINT: We were cooking the turkey while camping, and decided to leave it in the bag to inject it, so it would not be so messy!
- It worked great!
Nutrition Facts : Calories 167.8, Fat 18.5, SaturatedFat 11.7, Cholesterol 48.8, Sodium 1558, Carbohydrate 1.1, Fiber 0.3, Sugar 0.1, Protein 0.4
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