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Fried Turkey-dinner

The best deep-fried turkey

The Holidays are upon us! What better way to impress your family than with a deep-fried tender Turkey!
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Thawing 1 d
Total Time 1 d 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Soulfood
Servings 10 people
Calories 625 kcal


  • Turkey fryer propane outdoor cooker
  • Extra large deep fryer
  • 2 Gallon bucket
  • Stainless Steel Stockpot


Turkey Seasoning

  • 10-12 Pound Turkey
  • 1 tbsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Seasoning salt
  • 1 tbsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder


  • 4 32oz Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Sea salt or salt
  • 1 cup Light brown sugar
  • 1 cup Garlic powder
  • 1 whole onion
  • 1 gallon Ice cold water
  • 1 tbsp Peppercorn
  • 2 gallon Bucket

Deep Fry turkey

  • 3 gallons peanut oil


Turkey Brine

  • In a stockpot add in all 4 chicken broth
  • Then add in salt, light brown sugar, garlic powder, chicken broth, onion, and peppercorn
  • Bring to a boil and stir
  • Let the brine completely cool
  • Add brine into bucket along with ice cold water
  • Place, frozen turkey into bucket with a lid.
  • Let sit in a warm area for 12-24hours(24 hours recommended)
  • Take out and go to seasoning

Seasoning Turkey

  • Mix all the seasonings in a bowl
  • Place turkey on deep frying rack and begin to rub the seasoning all over the turkey

Deep Fry Turkey

  • Place some peanut oil in your Turkey fryer propane outdoor cooker
  • Wait until the grease reaches about 350 degrees
  • Place your Turkey inside the grease and put the top on(The rule of thumb is for every pound of Turkey you should cook the turkey for 3 minutes)
  • After Turkey is done, lift turkey and check the temperature. If it’s 170-175 degrees you can let the grease drain and enjoy.(The red button on the side of the turkey will let you know when the turkey is done) You can also use a theremometer.


Place the unthawed and unseasoned Turkey in the stockpot. Then put water until it’s at a good point.


Calories: 625kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 74gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 232mgSodium: 1081mgPotassium: 1076mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 394IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 5mg
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