Deep Fried Turkey


Marinade - add ingredients to taste

  • ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • paprika
  • 12 oz dark beer
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
  • peanut oil


  • 1 whole turkey - NOT frozen

Special Equipment

  • propane burner
  • fry pot
  • large syringe to inject marinade
  • oven mitts or thick kitchen towel


  1. Mix marinade ingredients in a 16-oz cup
  2. Inject marinade into several spots in the turkey
  3. Keep turkey overnight in the fridge for marinade to distribute
  4. Rub turkey with any poultry seasoning rub of your choice
  5. Heat oil to 350° and maintain 350° temp throughout frying
  6. Carefully lower turkey into the pot
  7. Deep fry for 30 minutes (or about 3 minutes per pound)
  8. Remove carefully from oil and let rest for 15-30 minutes before carving