Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 ea.

  2. 11-14 lb. whole turkey

  3. Marinade:

  4. 2/3 c Wishbone Italian Dressing

  5. 1/3 c sherry the real stuff not cooking sherry

  6. 2 teas garlic powder

  7. 3 teas lemon pepper

  8. 1 teas onion powder

  9. 2 teas cayenne pepper

  10. 5 gal peanut oil

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Instructions Mix all the marinade ingredients well, strain through a fine strainer and place in an injection syringe. Inject the marinade into all parts of the bird. Place the bird in a large plastic bag and allow to disperse throughout the bird for at least 2 hrs. Turn the bag and massage the bird from time to time.

  2. Optionally you can make a rub of the dry ingredients and rub over the surface of the bird after the first hour of marinating.

  3. Preheat the cooking oil in a kettle large enough to hold the entire bird and peanut oil, to 350-375. Tie the legs of the bird together with wire. It helps hold the bird together and provides a way to lift it in and out of the oil. Pat the bird dry inside and out.

  4. Carefully place the bird into the oil and fry 3 1/2- 4 min per lb. You should carefully time your cooking as each cooker has it's own peculiarities. The resulting bird is tender, tasty, very juicy and crispy skin.


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