My husband and I are ‘Good Eats’ Fans. We haven’t watched it for a few years, but a few years ago when we did we witnessed Alton fry a turkey.
Then and There Nate decided he was going to fry turkeys for the rest of his life…and since then Nate has fried turkeys. Not all have been great but he never gave up on creating the best turkey ever. It’s taken a few tries- but he has it down to a science.
When I chat with people about a fried turkey this is what I ALWAYS am told…ah hem…:
“Oh yeah, I hear they are pretty good.”
Let me just affirm, yes they are pretty good, they are pretty Dang good they are infact the BEST turkey you WILL EVER EAT… if you do it right.
We have fried turkey for a few years in a row now, and have a few pointers.
1. Follow directions.
2. Don’t use the same oil more than 2 turkey fries
3. INJECT that baby!
The first time we fried, we fried at a neighbors house (cause well, we had JUST seen Alton do it and we were quite convinced there was no other way!) we were the third turkey to use the oil…. our turkey ended up being burnt and dried. and not very tasty :( You can use oil 2x. just strain it with a nylon or cheese cloth after first use)
Yet my husband was not ready to give up.
Our second year we made turkeys we just did a rub.
It turned out nice, but not quite the best turkey ever.
Our third year we fried a turkey, we injected AND rubbed. and let me just say- it was the best turkey I’ve ever had.
soft. juicy. fall apart on your plate.
and the other 15 people that gobbled gobbled it up said the exact same thing.
it was, quite frankly the bomb.com
Here is how to do it.
You will need-
1. A Turkey Lurkey (1.5 lbs x # of people you are feeding= size of turkey to buy)
2. 1 bottle of Tony Chachere’s Creole and butter marinade (comes with injection syringe)-
$3.44 at walmart- right now its sitting by the turkeys, how convienent, but you can also find it in marinade isle)
3. a turkey fryer (we just bought the $35 one at walmart)
4. 3 gallons of Peanut oil (we price matched and walmart it the cheapest)
5. Probe thermometer
How To Fry a Turkey
Cook 3.5 minutes per pound.