Deep-Fried Turkey
Recipe from Taste of the South

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Yield: 1 (13-pound) turkey
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
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  • 2   teaspoons 
    dried oregano
  • 2   teaspoons 
    dried basil
  • 1   teaspoon 
    dried parsley
  • 1   teaspoon 
  • 1   teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 1  13  pound 
  • 3 - 4   gallons 
    peanut oil
    Garnish: fresh parsley and sage
In a small bowl, combined oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper; set aside.
Remove giblets and neck from turkey. Remove plastic ring holding legs together and pop-up timer. Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry. Loosen skin from breast, but do not detach it. Carefully rub spice mixture under skin. Let stand fo 30 minutes before frying.
Heat peanut oil in propane turkey fryer to 375 degrees over medium-low flame, following manufacturer's instructions. Place turkey in the fryer basket. Carefully lower basket into hot oil. Temperature should fall and remain at 325 degrees.
Cook for approximately 45 minutes (3-1/2 minutes per pound at 325 degrees). Slowly remove basket from oil. Drain and cool slightly before slicing.
Garnish with fresh parsley and sage, if desired.
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