SENATOR JOHN BREAUX'S CAJUN DEEP FRIED TURKEY « Reply #248 on: Today at 10:14am »<br>SENATOR JOHN BREAUX'S CAJUN DEEP FRIED TURKEY
Source: The Honorable John Breaux United States Senator, Louisiana
4 oz. liquid garlic 4 oz. liquid onion 4 oz. liquid celery 1 T. red pepper 2 T. salt 2 T. Tabasco 1 oz, liquid crab boil or 1 T. Old Bay Seasoning 1 poultry or meat injector 1 defrosted 10- to 12-lb. turkey 5 gal. peanut oil
Saute first seven ingredients until salt and pepper are dissolved. Fill the injector and inject turkey at breast, wings, drumsticks, thighs and back. Allow to marinate 24 hours in refrigerator or ice chest.
Use a 10-gallon pot for frying. Bring peanut oil to 350 degrees temperature and fry turkey for 38 to 42 minutes. Turkey should float to surface after 35 minutes and you should cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes.
You may want to tie turkey legs with 1/2-inch cotton ropes to be able to remove from frying pot when done.
The cooking of fried turkey should be done outdoors. Extreme caution should be taken when placing cold turkey in hot oil.
Last Edit: Apr 27, 2004 8:21:55 GMT -6 by April B.