Southern Fried Turkey

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EDR Southern Fried Turkey
SERVES
10
COOK TIME
40 Min

Fried turkey may seem off limits at first for your diabetes diet. But the truth is, there's no harm in enjoying a small portion. One advantage of fried turkey is its quick cooking time, which is just a fraction of that of a roasted turkey.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (10- to 12-pound) turkey, thawed, if frozen
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 3 gallons peanut oil
What To Do:
  1. Rinse turkey inside and out, and allow to drain well. Rub entire turkey with salt, pepper, onion powder, and poultry seasoning.
     
  2. Heat peanut oil in a turkey fryer or a very, very large stockpot to 350 degrees F. Very carefully lower turkey, legs up, into hot oil, using basket that comes with fryer, making sure it is fully submerged.
     
  3. Fry turkey 3 minutes per pound plus 5 minutes per bird. Carefully remove turkey from oil using hook that comes with most turkey fryers, and drain on paper towels.

 

Notes
  • Due to the number of variables associated with frying a turkey, such as the amount of oil used, the size of the turkey, the temperature of the oil., etc., we have not included the peanut oil in our nutritional breakdown. 
     
  • To measure amount of oil needed to fry turkey, place turkey in fryer, add water to top of turkey, remove turkey and water line will show how much oil will be needed to fry your turkey. Empty water, dry pot, and fill to line with oil. Adding too much oil is a fire hazard. The pot should never be more than 3/4 full or oil could overflow when turkey is lowered into the oil. 
     
  • Always follow cooking instructions that come with your fryer.
     
  • For more great Thanksgiving recipe ideas, check out our collection of Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes: 20 Diabetic Recipes for Your Traditional Thanksgiving Menu.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 156
  • Calories from Fat 30
  • Total Fat 3.3g 5 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.9g 5 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 29g 59 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 86mg 29 %
  • Sodium 757mg 32 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 0.5g 0 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g 1 %
  • Sugars 0.0g 0 %

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A bird that is cooked just right is YUMMY. I've done a half dozen

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