Deep-Fried Turkey

66 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofPaula Deen

Total: 41 min Prep: 5 min Cook: 35 min

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Level: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 (10-pound) turkey
  • 2 tablespoons House seasoning, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite dry rub
  • 3 to 5 gallons peanut oil
  • House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder

Directions

  • Wash bird inside and out, and allow to drain. Rub turkey all over with House Seasoning. Coat turkey with dry rub. Allow the bird to sit until it reaches room temperature. 

  • Heat peanut oil in a turkey fryer or a very, very large stockpot to 350 degrees F. Lower turkey into hot oil, very carefully, making sure it is fully submerged. Fry turkey for 3 minutes per pound plus 5 minutes per bird. Remove turkey from oil and drain on paper towels. 

  • Serve with favorite Thanksgiving sides and salads.

  • House Seasoning:
  • Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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Cook's Note

To measure the amount of oil needed to fry the turkey, place turkey in fryer, add water to top of turkey, remove the turkey and the water line will indicate how much oil will be needed to fry your turkey. Having too much oil can cause a fire. The pot should not be more than 3/4 full or the oil could overflow when the turkey is added.

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66 Ratings

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LOVE THE WAY MY TURKEY TURNED OUT THANKS TO THE DEEN FAMILY I STILL MISS PAULA DEEN ON TV. See All Reviews Post Review

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