Deep Fried Cajun Turkey
photo by Rita1652
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 12 -16 lbs turkey, washed dried inside and out
- 1⁄4 cup cajun seasoning, try my cajun spice mix recipe 92066
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 fresh sage leaves, chopped
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
- 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.
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We thoroughly enjoyed using Rita's recipe for Deep Fried Cajun Turkey. <br/>We have fried turkeys for the holidays for many years, but due to a recent move, our usual recipe was unavailable. Also, I failed to use a rub on the skin the day prior, so was desperate to find one that worked on short notice. I used the brand, "Cajun Shake" seasoning, and we were very pleased with the results. The turkey was moist and flavorful.