If you’re a lover of fried food and want to try something new this year for your holiday dinner, try frying your turkey! The combo of crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside will please everyone at the table. It is a fairly easy process if you have fried food before, but still keeps it simple enough for those that haven’t. This recipe will have you craving turkey in a heartbeat. Try not to get too hungry when we show you how to make the best fried turkey you have ever had!
How To Cook
You won’t need many ingredients when frying a turkey. Make sure you have a 13-14 pound turkey with no giblets, one pound kosher salt, one pound dark brown sugar, five pounds ice, four to four and a half gallons of peanut oil, and six quarts of hot water. The first step in the frying process is to place the hot water, kosher salt, and brown sugar into the 5-gallon upright drink cooler and stir until everything is dissolved. After everything is dissolved, add the ice and stir until cool. Take your turkey and lower it into the container. Cover and let sit for 8 to 16 hours. The next thing you’re going to do is remove the turkey from the brine and rinse and let dry. Let the turkey sit for 30 minutes before cooking. When the turkey is ready for cooking, place the oil into a 28-30 quart pot. Set over high heat and bring the temperature of the oil to 250 degrees F. Slowly place the bird into the oil and bring the temperature to 350 degrees F. Maintain the heat at 350 degrees F for about 35 minutes. Once the breast reaches 151 degrees F, remove it from the oil and let cool for 30 minutes. Once the bird reaches 161 degrees F internally, it is time to carve and serve! Have we made you hungry yet?
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You could eat deep-fried turkey by itself, but we think it deserves to be paired with the most delicious sides. Cornbread, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, collard greens, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and so much more could make a perfect side when you have fried turkey as the main dish.
Enjoy this new recipe! Your family will start requesting it year after year.