Paula Deen’s Deep-Fried Turkey

Aug 25, 2010 | Recipes, Turkey Frying

Serves 6 to 8

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

Instructions:

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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