Savory Southern Fried Turkey

JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER CHEF LINTON HOPKINS SHARES HIS SAVORY SOUTHERN FRIED TURKEY RECIPE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Savory Southern Fried Turkey

JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER CHEF LINTON HOPKINS SHARES HIS SAVORY SOUTHERN FRIED TURKEY RECIPE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Brine Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 20lb turkey
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 5 shallots (shaved)
  • 5 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 bunch sage (chopped)
  • ½ bunch thyme
  • 2 each bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 20lb turkey
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 5 shallots (shaved)
  • 5 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 bunch sage (chopped)
  • ½ bunch thyme
  • 2 each bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons black peppercorns

Directions

Step 1:

Heat the chicken broth to a boil with all the ingredients to infuse

Step 2:

Remove from the heat and cool

Step 3:

Place the liquid into a large container, bag or clean bucket that can accommodate the turkey

Step 4:

Brine overnight

*This liquid can also be used to inject the turkey

About the Chef

An internationally acclaimed chef-owner and Atlanta native known for celebrating local produce and community-driven cuisine, Linton Hopkins delivers radical and meaningful experiences inside and outside of his remarkable selection of dining destinations.

Hopkins and wife Gina are true stewards to the Atlanta community. The two co-founded the Peachtree Road Farmers Market in 2007, and began working hand-in-hand with Delta Airlines in 2013, building the premier locally sourced, seasonal menu in aviation history.

The Atlanta Braves are also a valued partner of the Hopkins’ team, with H&F Burger relocating to SunTrust Park, in addition to a steakhouse debuting outside the stadium, in support of the organization. A new concept for Hopkins, the steakhouse will open its doors in Battery Park in March 2016, along with the SunTrust Park location of H&F Burger open in time for Braves opening day.

Linton and Gina, along with their son and daughter, share a passion for cooking at home and surrounded by family. They are committed to and involved in the ongoing good-food movement, with endless support of the community and dedicated efforts to making Atlanta a better place for food and experiences. Linton has served as President of the Southern Foodways Alliance and partnered with Michelle Obama to celebrate the First Lady’s Chef’s Move to Schools Initiative, and the Hopkins work closely with environmental organization Captain Planet Foundation. Linton insists that making mayonnaise from scratch, and teaching others to do the same, can change the world.

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