Deep Fried Turkey

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"This is a great way to cook a turkey. So moist and juicy on the inside and the skin is nice and crispy!"

Original recipe yields 15 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (364.6 g)
  • Calories 410.5
  • Total Fat - 7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 243.1 mg
  • Sodium - 583.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 82.3 g
  • Calcium - 43.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Mix together the garlic powder, sage, onion salt, ground rosemary, paprika and pepper; set aside.

Step 2

Place the turkey into the turkey fryer pot and just cover with water; Remove the turkey and mark the water line with a marker.

Step 3

Discard water and wipe the turkey pot dry.

Step 4

Pat the turkey dry and rub with the spice mixture; set aside.

Step 5

Pour the oil in the turkey fryer up to the marked line and place over the heat source. (We use a propane burner)

Step 6

Bring the oil to 350 degrees and carefully dunk the turkey.

Step 7

The temperature of the oil will decrease so bring it back up to 350 degrees and fry turkey for 3 minutes per pound plus 5 minutes per bird.

Step 8

Remove the turkey from the pot. (We use a hook that came with our turkey fryer but I have seen others use a fry basket which makes it easy to lift the turkey out.)

Step 9

Allow the turkey to cool for about 15 minutes before carving it.

Tips & Variations

  • Turkey Fryer
  • Propane burner



A little more well done than we like it, but still tasted good, and was not too dry. Caught it right in time though, so next time I will not add the 5 minutes on and see how that works.

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(2 Dec 2013)