Deep Fried Turkey

Looking for a new way to prepare turkey during the holidays or any other time of year? Try these delicious deep-fried turkey recipes that offer both traditional and new flavors for a moist, juicy bird every time.

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How to Make Deep-Fried Turkey

You've read about it or seen it on televisionit's time to try it yourself! Learn how to make a deep-fried turkey, and that's all your Thanksgiving guests will be able to talk between bites of tender, juicy meat, of course.

Roasted Garlic and Sage Fried Turkey

Family Circle

Fry your turkey for a perfectly moist interior and extra-crispy skin.

Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey

Better Homes and Gardens

Revamp the standard turkey by coating it in Cajun spices. Be cautious when lowering the bird into the fryer.

Deep-Fried Turkey

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Moroccan Meatloaf

Better Homes and Gardens

Ground turkey, raisins, onions, couscous and exotic spices take this meatloaf where no meatloaf has ever gone before -- and deliciously! Enjoy any leftover chutney on beef or turkey sandwiches the next day.

Total: 35 mins

Deep-Fried Turkey

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Fried Turkey

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Deep-Fried New Year's Party -- Good Luck!

Pass the Corned Beef and the Kale, the Black-Eyed Peas, the Champagne Risotto Balls and all the other New Year's Day foods associated with good luck for a prosperous 2013. But first make sure that each and every recipe in question is deep-fried. Better do as we say or your good fortune might not hold.

Deep-fried Butter: Iowa State Fair Food

Deep-fried butter is one of those enduring legends of the already legendary Iowa State Fair -- people talk about it with a combination of awe and horror, whispering, "Have you had it?" as if it were illegal. I honestly wish it had lived up to all the decadent hype.

Deep-Fried Twinkie: Iowa State Fair Food

Of the many, many deep-fried foods at the Iowa State Fair, the deep-fried Twinkie is not a shining star (unlike its cousin, the deep-fried candy bar). Or maybe it all depends on how you feel about Twinkies to begin with. To me, one of the distinguishing characteristics of a Twinkie is the spongy cake -- always moist, no matter its age.

Deep-Fried Cheese Curds: Iowa State Fair Food

Bingo! (No, not that kind.) Bingo because I found the deep-fried dish for me: cheese curds.

How to Deep Fry a Turkey

Turkey is a traditional holiday meal staple, but who wants to wait around all day for the bird to cook? Roasting is always a standby, but a lot of the problems that roasting presents--like soggy skin and dry meat--are solved with a fryer practically without trying. Next time it's your turn to prepare the main bird, why not try a new method of preparation? Learning how to deep fry a turkey is easy, and it takes only a fraction of the time that conventional roasting does--but the real bonus is in the finished product. Because a deep fried turkey cooks faster, it remains tender and juicy while the skin turns deliciously crispy in the hot oil. Though deep frying can increase the resulting fat content, the flavorful nature of a deep fried turkey coupled with its reduced cooking time make it the perfect choice for a special occasion indulgence. When you know how to fry a turkey, you know how to create a beautifully scrumptious holiday main course in a fraction of the time as traditional roasting.

Our Best Turkey Recipes

We've handpicked our best turkey recipes to make your Thanksgiving memorable. From oven roasted to deep fried, our recipes are sure to make you mouth water.

Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger and Chocolate Potato Chips: Oh My!

Remember how the world was supposed to end in 2012 -- do you think maybe the Aztecs (or was it the Mayans?) were off by a year? Because if you're looking for signs of the end of civilization as we know it, you might take note of two recent debuts in the world of apocalyptic-style junk food (as in, "The world's ending, so I might as well pig out on this.")

Deep-Fried Candy Bar: Iowa State Fair Food

Ok, so I've learned that the general maxim when it comes to state-fair food is: If it's good to start with, it'll be better deep-fried. As I've wondered around the Iowa State Fair, though, I've found that sometimes the results are surprisingly disappointing (e.g., the fabled deep-fried butter) -- but sometimes they're downright mind-blowing. Behold, the deep-fried candy bar.

Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Bites: Iowa State Fair Food

Deep-fried mac & cheese bites aren't new to the Iowa State Fair -- but they do prove that some items become fair-food classics for a reason. In a nutshell, these things are like crack. They're everything that's good about boxed macaroni and cheese and then some.

Would You Trade a Deep-Fried Twinkie for Tofu? -- State Fair Food

Just when you thought a trip to the state fair meant you had the perfect excuse to cheat on your diet, Today has to remind us that there is, believe it or not, healthy fare to be found on fairgrounds after all. State fairs may be better known for their double-bacon corn dogs, deep-fried butter, funnel cakes and meat on a stick, but it turns out good-for-you concession stands actually are attracting lots of customers at state fairs nationwide. Shocking?

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