Deep-Fried Turkey Marinade

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    8 h
Recipe by  BDWERNER

“This is a great recipe a friend gave to my father two years ago. It is easy, and allows you to have more room in the oven for other holiday favorites. It is also the most tender turkey I've ever made. This rub is appropriate for a 12 to 14 pound turkey.”

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Original recipe yields 3 cups



  1. In a medium bowl, mix 3/4 Italian dressing, cayenne pepper, black pepper, Creole seasoning, and garlic powder. Rub over turkey, using remaining Italian dressing to fill cavity. Allow turkey to marinate 8 hours, or overnight, before deep-frying as desired.

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I hate to sound like a broken record BUT this marinade is amazing. I did get to inject my turkey but (do to bad planning) we only got to marinate it for 3 hours (15# bird). It was still awesome. The skin was simply delicious and the meat was tender and juicy with such great flavors. We used Peanut Oil, approx. 325 degrees for right at 45 minutes. I cannot wait to use this again!



I used this marinade for Thanksgiving. I was worried the outter crust would be too spicy for my kids. But the pepper mellows after deep frying. I will be using this on all my deep fried turkeys.



I have used the recipe for five years now and I love it. I fry two turkeys for thanksgiving and two for christmas and everyone loves it. I have other families that come over just to eat the turkey. I highly recommend this recipe. Nothing Compares. Helpful hint when frying this turkey if you turn down the heat a little while cooking this turkey it will not turn it black.

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Amount Per Serving (15 total)

  • Calories
  • 128 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 1995 mg
  • 80%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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