Having a turkey is one of the most typical things to have during the holidays. A couple of years ago, I decided that I was going to try to make fried turkey and since then, I haven't done it any other way. The outside remains crispy while the inside remains super moist.
It is really so simple to prepare.
10-14 lb turkey
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
3/4 cup paprika
4-5 gallons of peanut oil
Heat peanut oil in a turkey fryer or a very, very large stockpot to 350 degrees F. I would recommend you do this outside.
Combine and mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika and set seasoning aside. Wash turkey inside and out, and allow to drain. Pat turkey dry. Rub turkey all over with the seasoning.
Lower turkey into hot oil, very carefully, making sure it is fully submerged. Fry turkey for 3 minutes per pound plus 5 minutes per bird. Once the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, remove turkey from oil and drain on paper towels.
Add some sides and you are done!
Note: To measure the amount of oil needed to fry the turkey, place uncooked turkey in fryer, add water to top of turkey, remove the turkey and the water line will indicate how much oil will be needed to fry your turkey. Having too much oil can cause a fire. The pot should not be more than 3/4 full or the oil could overflow when the turkey is added.