Deep-Fried Turkey

food network
600 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
8 ingredients
6 to 8 servings

Categories:  winter , main-dish , american , fall , thanksgiving , turkey , deep--frying ,
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  • 6 quarts hot water
  • 1 pound kosher salt
  • 1 pound dark brown sugar
  • 5 pounds ice
  • 1 (13 to 14-pound) turkey, with giblets removed
  • approximately 4 to 4 1/2 gallons peanut oil*
  • *cook's note: in order to determine the correct amount of oil, place the turkey into the pot that you will be frying it in, add water just until it barely covers the top of the turkey and is at least 4 to 5 inches below the top of the pot. this will be the amount of oil you use for frying the turkey.


Serving Size (454.77 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 483.84 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 29384.21mg 7346.05%
Total Carbohydrate 123.23g 246.46%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 123.23 g %
Protein 1.51g 18.14%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 3.78mg%
Calcium 25.7mg% Iron 0.85mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
hot water, dark brown sugar,