Turkey Recipes

Cajun Fried Turkey recipe

Perfect for a Sunday Brunch with the family, this recipe is one for the serious turkey lover. Itís a great way to preserve the natural juiciness of turkey meat, while creating the ultimate crispy, flavorful spin.


1 (15-pound) turkey
2 cups Italian dressing
½ cup Cajun or Creole seasoning mix
2 to 5 gallons peanut oil, as needed


1) Fill a syringe with Italian dressing; inject turkey in the breast, thigh, wings, legs, and backside, refilling syringe as needed. Sprinkle seasoning mix over turkeyís surface and rub into skin. Place turkey in a large plastic bag; secure and refrigerate overnight, at least 12 hours.

2) The day of service, place enough oil in a large pot to cover the turkey; heat to 375°F. Place turkey carefully into heated oil. Cook, uncovered, about 3 minutes per pound.

3) Remove from oil, allow to cool slightly, and slice.

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2 cupsabout 473ml (473.18 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
Ĺ cupabout 118ml (118.295 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: November 2, 2010
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