Apple and Tea Brine, Injected, Rubbed and Deep Fried Turkey Recipe

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Apple and Tea Brine, Injected, Rubbed and Deep Fried Turkey
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  1. In a very large pot (big enough to hold turkey) bring all the brine ingredients but turkey to boil then lower heat to simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags and cool.
  3. Add washed turkey to cooled apple mixture and cover with ice cold water making sure turkey is completely submerged adding more water if needed.
  4. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 hours just so the turkey absorbs the brine.
  5. Meanwhile make injection liquid by adding cup butter, olive oil, garlic, rosemary, sage and cracked black pepper to season in a pot. Bring to a slow simmer for 10 to 15 minutes removing any water for butter and bringing out the flavors of the herbs.
  6. Cool drain herbs and garlic set aside for placing under the skin of the turkey.
  7. Remove turkey from brine discard brine and rinse turkey towel dry inside and out.
  8. Inject dry turkey in breasts and thighs the night before cooking with the butter mixture.
  9. Take the garlic and herbs that was set aside and place under the skin of the turkey.
  10. Place the turkey uncovered on a rack in the refrigerator overnight.
  11. Heat peanut oil to 350°F.
  12. Rub turkey with any oil mixture that escaped while sitting overnight then rub inside and out of turkey with dry rub mixture.
  13. Tie legs and wings to body with cotton string.
  14. Lower breast side up into hot oil.
  15. Be cautious of hot splattering oil.
  16. Maintain oil temp at 350°F.
  17. Fry 3 minutes a pound till 180°F.
  18. Remove from oil and rest for 15 minutes.
  19. Carve and eat.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 469.5 Kcal (1966 kJ)
Calories from fat 158.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.64g 27%
Cholesterol 57.05mg 19%
Sodium 11399.71mg 475%
Potassium 439.83mg 9%
Total Carbs 68.64g 23%
Sugars 63.89g 256%
Dietary Fiber 0.77g 3%
Protein 10.76g 22%
Vitamin C 78.8mg 131%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 152.8mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 57.52 Kcal (241 kJ)
Calories from fat 19.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.16g 27%
Cholesterol 6.99mg 19%
Sodium 1396.59mg 475%
Potassium 53.88mg 9%
Total Carbs 8.41g 23%
Sugars 7.83g 256%
Dietary Fiber 0.09g 3%
Protein 1.32g 22%
Vitamin C 9.7mg 131%
Iron 0.3mg 14%
Calcium 18.7mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.7
  • 13

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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