Fried Turkey Rub With Cajun Injection

"This recipe came from a Southern gal who obviously knows her food. She wrote on the recipe "the basis for a good fried turkey is the rub." I must say I agree with her on this one, this is the only way we cook our turkey now. The rub and injection are a great combination--I guarantee a moist, flavorful bird. Cooking times are estimated based on the size of your bird."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
8-12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Mix all rub ingredients together and apply ample quantities to the outside of the turkey. Let meat marinade for 8-24 hours.
  • Combine injection recipe ingredients including 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the rub; boil and reduce to 1 cup. Cool and strain mixture then inject into all areas of the turkey.
  • Fry turkey according to weight of bird and fryer instructions. DO NOT attempt this indoors or too close to a builidng.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Scott F.
    Quick question...about the beer. Is that "twelve 24 oz bottles of beer"? Or 12 to 24 ounces of bottled beer? It took HOURS to reduce all of that beer down to one cup! I just want to make sure. Loved it once I finally got it cooked down. Thanks! Scott
     
  2. dbundrick
    I have the same questions as some below. - Does it matter how much beer? -when do I inject? Right before frying? - Do I put the rub on both the skin and under the skin? Thanks Dean
     
  3. paul k.
    Is this real spicy, my grandkids don't like spicy!!
     
  4. anjali.mathur15
    I am going to try this recipe, but I would like to apply it to several large chicken breasts! How many times should I inject each breast, and also should I apply the rub to each chicken breast for 24 hours before hand, or will that be too intense based on size of meat? Additionally, instead of the liquids mentioned in the recipe can I use vinegar and olive oil with seasoning and blend all together in a blender to inject? Thank you!
     
  5. Amber A.
    Hi. I'm going to try this recipe to fry my first turkey but I'm a little scared it might be too hottt?? Isnt the amount of cayenne of 1.5 tbsp a lot??
     
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Reviews

  1. Pamela M.
    I just used this recipe for the first time with my thanksgiving turkey in my oil less turkey fryer. I changed absolutely nothing with this recipe and that bad boy was DELICIOUS!! I was so impressed I am using it again tonight in my roaster oven on leg quarters. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
     
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  2. Thurman Clark
    Just fried two turkeys for Thanksgiving and it was a great success! Instead of beer, I used 2 cups of chicken stock & 1 cup of apple juice. (double recipe). Also reduced the amount of salt. Will use this again soon!
     
  3. mspiper
    I used this recipe as an injection to marinade a whole chicken. I added cumin, and apple juice to it. It was my first spatchcock chicken and it turned out sooo juicy and wonderful. I agree, I couldn't stop licking my fingers.
     
  4. Trugemm
    My mom gave me an injector for Christmas. I was to excited to use it. Seeing how I received the morning of Christmas there was no time for marinating the turkey however the turkey was so delicious we couldn't stop nibbling on it. My mom and fiance are very hard to please however when both of them said this is GOOD...I knew this recipe was a keeper! I didn't fry, just put it in the roaster. For New Years I plan on using this recipe on a chicken I am going to put in the crock pot I am thinking I will have make 2 because I won't last very long. We didn't have bay leave so I used 1/4 tsp of thyme. D.E.L.I.C.O.U.S
     
  5. DbKnadler
    We used this recipe for one of our Christmas Turkeys. It was AWESOME! The only thing I did different is that I did not use the bay leaf since I thought I was out (turns out I didn't look hard enough in the back of the cupboard) So since I didnt use that I didn't bother to strain the liquid. I didn't have any problem with it clumping up in the injector like a lot of other people have said with other recipes either. This was my 1st experience even frying a turkey. (the 2ns one we did was plain for all the people afraid of heat, it didn't even come close to this in flavor) Thanks so much for a definate keeper! Sorry I didn't get a pic, but it was gone before I even thought about the camera. :)
     
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Tweaks

  1. eabeler
    We made the turkey in the oven instead of frying it. It worked really well. It came out juicy and tasted.
     
  2. Thurman Clark
    Just fried two turkeys for Thanksgiving and it was a great success! Instead of beer, I used 2 cups of chicken stock and 1 cup of apple juice. (double recipe). Also reduced the amount of salt. Will use this again soon!
     

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