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Recipe D’jour: Cajun Fried Turkey
1 10 to 12 pound fresh or frozen turkey
3 Gallons oil for frying
1 (12-ounce) jar Butterball Buttery Creole Marinade
Butterball Cajun Seasoning to taste
Completely thaw turkey, if frozen. Preheat oil to 400º F.
Remove giblets and neck; reserve for other uses. If present, remove and discard plastic leg holder and pop-up timer. Rinse turkey well with cold water; drain cavity. Dry turkey well with paper towels.
Inject 1/2 cup marinade into each side of breast.
Inject 1/4 cup marinade into each leg and thigh.
Sprinkle turkey generously with Butterball Cajun Seasoning.
Place turkey, breast side up, in basket. Slowly lower basket into hot oil; be cautious of splattering oil. Maintain oil temperature around 350º F. Fry turkey for 3 1/2 minutes per pound. Remove from oil to check doneness. Insert an instant-read thermometer in the meaty part of the thigh; it is done when it reads 180º F. Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towels. Let rest 15 minutes. Carefully carve with sharp knife.