This Cajun cuisine is fantastic. Turkey which has been deep-fried is extremely juicy within and crunchy on the outside (even the white meat). The heat is also expelled outside! You have a choice of using vegetable or peanut oil to deep-fry the turkey. A 26-quart aluminum saucepan with a drain basket is what we use.
- 3 gallons of peanut oil for frying or as needed
- 1 (12 pounds) whole turkey, neck, and giblets removed
- ¼ cup Creole seasoning
- 1 white onion
- Heat the oil to 400 degrees Fahrenheit in a sizable stockpot or turkey fryer (200 degrees C). Ensure that there is space for the turkey or the oil will spill. Food-safe paper bags are arranged in layers on a big dish.
- Wash the turkey, then dry it completely with paper towels. Apply Creole spice all over the turkey. To allow the oil to pass freely through the bird, ensure that the hole at the neck is at least 2 inches wide.
- Put the turkey and an entire onion in the drain basket. The neck end of the turkey should go in the basket first. To completely cover the turkey, slowly lower the basket into the hot oil. Keep the oil at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and cook the turkey for 45 minutes or 3 1/2 minutes per pound.
- Drain the turkey after carefully removing the basket from the oil. The internal temperature of the thigh should be 180 degrees Fahrenheit when a meat thermometer is inserted into its thickest region (80 degrees C). On the prepared platter, finish draining the turkey.
Based on a 1% retention value following cooking, we have calculated the nutritional value of frying oil. The precise amount may change based on the density of the ingredients, cook time and temperature, and the particular oil used.
|Servings Per Recipe 16|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 34g||43%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||44%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||3%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. The amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.
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