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Cajun Fried Turkey

Take turkey to the next level with Zatarain’s® Cajun Injector Creole Butter Marinade. Injected deep into the meat, it adds buttery, moist flavor to your turkey from the inside out. Create a tasty crust with an additional layer of Zatarain’s® Creole Seasoning. Deep fried and oh-so-delicious, this recipe is about to become a new family favorite.

  • 20m

    prep time

  • 45m

    Cook Time

  • 538

    Calories

  • 4

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

10

Servings

Instructions

  • Remove turkey from packaging and remove the neck, giblets, etc. from the cavity. Rinse turkey thoroughly and pat dry. Place in large pan.

  • Attach needle to Injector by turning clockwise until snug. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN NEEDLE. Pour Marinade into separate container and draw into injector. Inject marinade at points 1 to 2 inches apart in the turkey. Season turkey evenly with Creole Seasoning.

  • Fill fryer pot with oil and heat to 400°F. (Check turkey fryer manufacturer’s manual for safe operating instructions.) Place turkey in fry basket and slowly lower basket into oil. Fry turkey about 3 1/2 minutes per pound (about 35 to 42 minutes for a 10- to 12-pound turkey). Turkey is done when juices run clear when thigh is pierced with a fork and internal temperature reaches 165°F in the breast and 175°F in the thigh. (Do not let the thermometer touch the bone.)

  • Hang basket from fryer hook to drain. Remove turkey from basket and place on platter or carving board. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

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