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Deep Fried Turkey Breasts


If you want to experiment with deep fried turkey this is a great recipe to start out with. You won't need all the oil or commitment for a 3 or 4 pound turkey breast, but you'll still have a great fried turkey.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 1 turkey breast (3 to 3 1/2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons Cajun Turkey Seasoning
  • Enough oil to completely cover the turkey breast with about 2 inches to spare


Place the turkey breast in the pot you are going to use to fry it. Add enough water to cover the breast with about 3 inches to spare. Remove the breast and measure the water. This is how much oil you will need. Pat dry the breast and coat with Cajun Turkey Seasoning. Heat oil to 350 degrees. The temperature is important so use a thermometer to test. VERY SLOWLY lower the breast into the hot oil. Use gloves to protect yourself from splashing. Fry breast to 3 minutes per pound plus 5 minutes. Therefore a three pound breast will take 14 minutes ((3 X 3) + 5 = 14). Carefully remove from oil. Allow to drain. Carve and serve.
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