Cajun Deep Fried Turkey Recipe

Cajun Deep Fried Turkey is an ideal recipe for Thanksgiving and Father's Day. Learn how to make/prepare Deep Fried Cajun Turkey by following this easy recipe.
Cajun Deep Fried Turkey Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 8 to14 lb Turkey
  • 10 Gallons peanut oil
  • 1/4 tbsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Cayenne
  • 1 Cup salt

    Cajun Marinade
  • 2 tbsp Lea and perrins worcestershire
  • 1/4 Cup apple cider
  • 1 Bottle beer
  • 3/4 Cup honey
  • 1/2 Cup essence or creole spice
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 tbsp Crab boil
  • Pinch of clove
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Allspice
How to make Cajun Deep Fried Turkey:
  • Rinse the turkey, drain well.
  • Season the turkey with salt, pepper and cayenne.
  • Massage the seasoning on skin and let sit overnight.
  • In a blender, combine all the wet ingredients and then the dry ingredients to make the marinade.
  • Puree on high speed for about 4 to 6 minutes and then add to an injector.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees F, depending on the quantity of oil used, generally takes between 45 minutes to one hour.
  • To find out the correct amount of oil, place the turkey in the basket and then put in the pot.
  • Add water till it reaches 1 to 2 inches above the turkey.
  • Take out the turkey and note the water level, using a ruler to find out the distance from the top of the pot to the surface of the water.
  • Take out the water and dry the pot thoroughly.
  • Be sure to measure for oil before marinating or breading turkey.
  • Meanwhile the oil is heating, prepare the turkey as needed.
  • Put the turkey in the basket and gradually lower into the pot.
  • Whole turkey need about 3 minutes per pound to cook.
  • Take out the turkey and check the internal temperature with meat thermometer.
  • The temperature should register 180 degrees F in the thigh and 170 degrees F in the breast.
  • Turkey parts like wings, breast, and thighs need about 4 to 5 minutes per pound to come to the temperature.