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TIGAHS55
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fried turkey question
wife wants me to fry a turkey for Christmas day, which I have done many times. always inject first. would brining instead make a big difference and if so what seasoning other than salt would you add to the brine? thanks


oldcharlie8
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re: fried turkey question
I don't brine it before I fry it.


Trent
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no need to brine if you're frying it...

I wouldn't mind changing up the seasoning though. I'm always doing the quick Creole Butta


TIGAHS55
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thanks


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Artie Rome
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If it's a frozen turkey they are generally plenty salty enough.


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Honky Lips
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I brine and inject. But my fried turkey brine is less salt heavy and has more stuff like oranges, cranberries, fresh rosemary, etc. Not bragging but its pretty good.


WhoDatTigahsTampa
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re: fried turkey question
On the same subject, why does Cajun Injector only sell the Creole Butter and Cajun Garlic (or w/e it's called)? Are there any more variations that just haven't made it to FL yet? Or are those really the only two. I love the Creole Butter, but wish there was another one out there it's equal...Not a big fan of the garlic injector from them.


Artie Rome
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re: fried turkey question
Make your own?


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Honky Lips
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re: fried turkey question
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why does Cajun Injector only sell the Creole Butter and Cajun Garlic


Check out Stubbs brand. They have 2 injectable marinades, but their regular marinades work as good injections too.
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91TIGER
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re: fried turkey question
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no need to brine if you're frying it...

I wouldn't mind changing up the seasoning though. I'm always doing the quick Creole Butta


This is totally wrong. Injection is worthless and the 'butter' recipes are also worthless, I've tried them. DO THE BRINE (1 lb kosher salt / 1 lb dark brown sugar, dissolved in 5 quarts of warm water, place in water cooler and cover with ice to the top for 24 hours). Try this one you will NEVER try another injection/rub ever again.

ALTON BROWN - FRIED TURKEY


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DonChowder
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Honky Lips

Beautiful username.


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unclebuck504
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People swear Alton Brown is gospel ... he's not.

You ever watch that video of him frying a turkey and notice something?

HE DOESN'T SEASON IT AT ALL. Only brines it for "juiciness" ... he's not seasoning a damn thing, he doesn't even season the outside after the fry.

Injections aren't worthless, and they do work. If they're not working for you then you're using some bull shite brand, or a wack recipe.

Use Cajun Injector brand, Creole Butter flavor. DO NOT use the Tony Cachere's or La. Fish Fry brand.

Don't bother brining it either. It's really a waste of time if you're not roasting it in the oven or smoking it.


i10Duck
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re: fried turkey question
1/3 creole butter. 1/3 juice from a jar of jalapenos, 1/3 zesty Italian dressing. blend well then inject! unbeatable! i also lightly rub the outside with any dry rub. really dark/ super crispy.


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