Recipe for deep fried turkey in our easy tex mex recipes collection.
- 1, 10 to 12 pounds, turkey
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 to 5 gal. peanut oil
How to make deep fried turkey
- Rinse and dry turkey. Remove neck and giblet bag from small cavity in front and the large body cavity. Generously season inside cavity with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in cooking pot large enough to submerse turkey in hot oil. Heat oil to 350 to 375 degrees F. When oil is hot, using a sling of strong twine or a lifter, lower turkey into hot oil. Cook about 5 minutes per pound or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reaches 180 degrees F.