Now that fall is here we could not resist the urge to eat some deep fried turkey.
We marinated a 12 pound turkey for 2 hours in Texas Mesquite and Santa Fe Salsa MX Signature Marinades.
Let the turkey drain well for at least 30 minutes before deep frying. The extra moisture infused into the turkey will make it taste great but marinade hidden inside the bird can cause greater than normal boiling action in the oil. Dry inside cavity with paper towel if needed.
Fry at 350 degrees for about 3 minutes per pound. Reach an internal temp of 170 degrees.
Remove from the oil and let rest for at least 10 minutes. Carve and serve.
Make sure you’re ready to join in the feast or you run the risk of having an empty plate as it goes fast. Delicious.