Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. As we prepare to give thanks, this also means many of us will have turkey on our minds.

There are many methods to cooking a turkey. I have never tried to deep fry a turkey, mainly because I believed it would be an involved process. But, Paula Deen has a recipe on Food Network that is so simple. It uses only 4 ingredients and takes about 40 minutes to prepare and cook!

1 (10-pound) turkey
2 tablespoons House seasoning, recipe follows
2 tablespoons of your favorite dry rub
3 to 5 gallons peanut oil

Cooks 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.

House seasoning:
1 cup of salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

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.

Video of Paula and Aunt Peggy preparing a fried turkey is below.

If you are a fan of turkey and want another creative way to cook it, you might want to wrap it in bacon. Click here for that delicious recipe!

What is your favorite way to prepare a turkey? Please share your secrets!

Source: Food Network

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