Fried Turkey Brined in Cayenne and Brown Sugar
2220 mins (prep 60, cooking 2160)
10 ingredients
10 servings
Deep-frying a turkey is not as hard as it sounds and it yields an exquisitely moist and crispy bird much quicker then roasting. Use a deep fryer that is made for a turkey that comes with a thermostat and a metal basket for lowering and removing the turkey. Heating the oil can take up to an hour, so plan accordingly. A 12-pound turkey cooks in just 36 minutes (3 minutes per pound). Recipe by Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing from Rushing Home for Thanksgiving. 36 hours for brining. WINE: A medium-light Gewürztraminer is ideally suited to the spicy brine and the deep fried turkey. Try a Lynskeys Gewürztraminer Marlborough Wairau Peaks Vineyard 2002 or the German, Machmer Bechtheimer Stein Gewürztraminer Spätlese 2003.

Categories:  technique , whole-turkey , poultry , christmas , free-of... , thanksgiving , time-to-make , holiday , egg-free , easter , kid-friendly , main-dish , lactose-free , meat , >-1-day , deep-fried , turkey ,
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Serving Size (47.82 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 33.18 Calories from Fat 17.37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.93g 29.75%
Saturated Fat 0.18g 9.22%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3842.7mg 1601.12%
Total Carbohydrate 3.57g 11.89%
Dietary Fiber 1.98 g 79.03%
Sugars 0.61 g %
Protein 1.91g 38.12%
Vitamin A 1256.02IU% Vitamin C 2.79mg%
Calcium 27.09mg% Iron 0.8mg%
*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:
packed light brown sugar, cold water