Kentucky Fried Turkey Recipe

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  1. NOTES: THOROUGHLY STUDY ARTICLES (OR WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS) REGARDING SAFETY HAZARD PREVENTION WHEN DEEP-FRYING TURKEY. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND PREPARE THIS RECIPE ONLY IF YOU HAVE A BARBOUR 1118 32-QUART STAINLESS STEEL TURKEY DEEP FRYER SET (WITH ACCOMPANYING INSTRUCTIONS, DEEP-FRYING BASKET, RACK AND HOOK). THE ENTIRE SET CAN PURCHASED ONLINE FOR AS LOW AS $92.00.DO NOT BRINE TURKEY IF USING PRE-BRINED TURKEY (TURKEY ENHANCED IN A SALINE SOLUTION OR BROTH; CHECK INGREDIENT LABEL). (STEP ONE): PLACE a large colander in sink; REMOVE neck and gizzards from one fresh (or properly, completely thawed) 14-16 pound turkey (save neck and gizzards for stuffing and/or gravy if desired); RINSE turkey inside and out under cold running water above colander; ALLOW to drain; MEASURE the BRINE ingredients into a sterilized 5 gallon bucket: 8 quarts (32 cups) water, 3/4 cup unseasoned meat tenderizer, and 6 tablespoons MSG.
  2. SLOWLY lower turkey into the bucket with brine; COVER turkey; ADJUST refrigerator racks to fit the 5 gallon bucket; PLACE bucket in refrigerator for 12 (and up to) 24 hours (if desired you may inject the brine solution into turkey evenly, using a poultry brine injector).
  3. MIX the 1/4 cup KFC Original Recipe Breading Mix (Copycat) in a medium bowl (use seasoning mix only without adding flour).
  4. REMOVE turkey from brine after marinating; SET turkey again in the large colander in sink; ALLOW turkey to drain in colander; PAT turkey as dry as possible; LOOSEN skin from turkey from the neck end by sliding fingers under the skin to the end of the breast without tearing skin; GENEROUSLY apply the seasoned RUB mixture well under the beast skin, on the outer skin, and in the inner cavities; PLACE seasoned turkey into a roasting pan; COVER; PLACE into refrigerator; ALLOW turkey to absorb seasonings for 8-12 hours.
  5. REMOVE turkey from refrigerator; UNCOVER turkey; ALLOW to rest at room temperature for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  6. POUR 4 gallons vegetable oil or peanut oil into 32-quart stainless steel turkey deep frying pot; PLACE pot over a sturdy outdoor propane burner; SLOWLY heat FRYING OIL to 250°F; USE a deep-frying thermometer to moniter heat.
  7. CAREFULLY and slowly lower the deep-fryng rack with hook containing brined turkey into the preheated frying fat; RAISE the oil temperature to 295°F.
  8. SET timer for 55 minutes; MAINTAIN oil temperature between 275°F and not over 300°F (check the oil temperature often using a deep-frying thermometer).
  9. STEADILY pull the hook with rack to lift turkey; TEST the temperature of the turkey in the deepest part of where the thigh and breast meet without touching the bone, using a probe instant-read meat thermometer; CAREFULLY pull turkey from the hot oil when an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads at least 165°F, and in the thigh, 180°F; PLACE turkey on a well-placed large cutting board to rest; TENT turkey loosely with foil.
  10. ALLOW turkey to rest between 20-30 minutes, without piercing or carving turkey in the meantime; CARVE turkey properly for maximum enjoyment; SERVE immediately and enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 17.8 Kcal (75 kJ)
Calories from fat 4.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.55g 1%
Cholesterol 11.64mg 4%
Sodium 16519.34mg 688%
Total Carbs 0.27g 0%
Protein 4.24g 8%
Calcium 189.6mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 0.89 Kcal (4 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.03g 1%
Cholesterol 0.58mg 4%
Sodium 829.63mg 688%
Total Carbs 0.01g 0%
Protein 0.21g 8%
Calcium 9.5mg 19%

* 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

  • 0.4
  • 1

Good Points

  • calories free,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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