Fried Turkey Goodness

This year for Thanksgiving we decided to try our first fried turkey.  A friend of ours told us about a counter top electric fryer that he used.  It is a Butterball branded Masterbuilt turkey fryer.  It is a deep fryer that will take up to a 14 pound turkey or you can use it as a steamer.  We found a 10.5 pound turkey which was perfect since it was just the two of us and we did not not want to max out the fryer on our first try.  Along with the turkey we got the Butterball Cajun flavored inject-able marinade and rub.  Following the directions that come with the fryer, we injected and rubbed down the turkey and then set up the fryer.  Once the fryer was heated up we dropped the turkey in and set the timer (4 min per pound).  42 minutes later we had a perfectly fried turkey.  We have had fried turkey before, but there is nothing like the satisfaction of doing one yourself and having it come out so good!  The marinade was a little spicier than we would have liked, but the meat was really juicy and the skin was nice and crispy.  I definitely see more fried turkeys in our future.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *