Deep Fried Turkey With A Southern Rub Will Change The Way We View Thanksgiving!

Deep Fried Turkey With A Southern Rub Will Change The Way We View Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving why not try something a little different. Sure anyone can put a turkey in the oven for a few hours but why not take the flavor up a notch with this deep-fried turkey with a southern rub.

For those who have never tasted the deliciousness that is deep fried turkey, there is always a level of skepticism that happens. They sort of curl up their nose at the thought of having anything “deep-fried” on a holiday such as a thanksgiving! The imagine a greasy, soggy turkey and have flashbacks of bad carnival foods yet anyone who has actually tried a deep fried turkey knows just how amazing the flavor is!

Deep frying a turkey in peanut oil keeps the turkey juicy without being greasy and gives the outside skin the best crisp you will ever find!

So let's take a look at what ingredients we will need for this deep-fried holiday feast!

For the rub:

  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons dry mustard, such as Colman’s
  • 6 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons filé powder
  • 2 teaspoons hot paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the turkey:

  • 1 (15- to 18-pound) fresh turkey
  • Peanut oil for frying (about 4 gallons, see intro)

Now let's look at what we need to do in order to put it all together!

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  1. Dave Dubil
    Dave Dubil November 08, 23:59

    Dave Coleman

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  2. Terry Sligar
    Terry Sligar November 09, 03:28

    Danielle Johnson maybe this will help Scott Johnson out with his bird!

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