Deep Fried Turkey Rub

Deep Fried Turkey Rub


"This is an awesome rub for your deep fried turkey. Can also be used on chickens...just be sure to marinate in the fridge for at least 24 hrs for the best flavor. 2 days is optimal. Enjoy!!"

Ingredients 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 11 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 11 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 356 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, mix together the bay leaves, thyme, oregano, pepper, garlic powder and Creole seasoning. Rub onto a turkey and refrigerate for 24 hours before frying according to your favorite recipe.
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I made this rub at the last minute on Thanksgiving day. The only change was to add a Tablespoon of salt. I rubbed it under the skin, in the cavity and all over the outside and the bird turned out fantastic! I highly recommend this recipe. I'll problably never inject marinade in deep fried turkey again.

Diane Terrizzi

This recipe was phenomenal! I have never fried a turkey and was very hesitant. I got a great deal on the fryer equipment on Craigslist so I had to try it. I rubbed the spices inside and out, and under the skin after drying the turkey very well. I also cut off the tail for a better flow of oil. I did add the 1 T of salt as another reviewer suggested and since we can’t stand oregano I used basil instead. I also used Cracker Boy Original instead of a Creole spice. I let the bird sit in the refrigerator overnight. About an hour before the frying I let the bird sit out. If you mix the spices well you will not have clumps of any one seasoning in one spot. When I strained the oil with cheesecloth for the next use, (which will be this week) there was hardly any herbs in the oil, they mostly remained on the bird. Thank you for posting this recipe, I will use it again and again, and doubt I will ever roast another bird!


Made this last nite didn't change a thing and it was great!! Everyone wanted the recipe. Can't wait to try on chickens in my ronco. Just be sure to let it sit for 24hrs before frying, cooking. Thanks for a great recipe.