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Spicy Pepper Butter Fried Turkey


Spicy Pepper Butter Fried Turkey recipe















½ cup butter, unsalted
2 tablespoons red hot pepper sauce
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
12 pounds turkey
rinsed and trussed
4 gallons peanut oil
for frying or as needed (see step 1)
1 x -
1 - turkey fry kit with injector


Two days before frying, set up a large deep fryer with burner base and propane tank, meant for frying turkey, according to manufacturer's instructions. Measure the amount of oil needed by placing the wrapped turkey in the pot and filling the pot with water to cover the turkey by 1 inch. Remove the turkey and mark the water level on the side of the pot.

Combine all ingredients, except turkey and oil, in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Cool. Following package instructions, fill the injector that comes with turkey fry kit with butter mixture; inject butter mixture in turkey all over. Refrigerate turkey for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours before frying.

Fill the fryer with oil up to the marked line, attach a deep fry thermometer to the pot, and heat oil to 350℉ (180℃). Put the turkey on the fry stand, attach to the metal hanger that comes with kit, and slowly lower into the hot oil. Cook turkey 4 minutes per pound; when done, turkey will float to the surface. Meat should register 180 degrees F on meat thermometer. Let turkey rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.

You can also use the butter mixture to baste a turkey in a 325℉ (160℃) oven every 20 minutes until an internal temperature of 180 degrees F is reached.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 402g (14.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 79340% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 305mg 102%
Sodium 415mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 224g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 30%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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