3 Mouthwatering Ways to Fry Your Thanksgiving Turkey

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 11:42 AM, November 17, 2015


Aired November 17, 2015

Want to save some time and get a flavor boost this Thanksgiving? Why not deep-fry your turkey? Our Southern-fried-everything expert John McLemore has three amazing recipes.

No. 1: John McLemore’s Savory Fried Turkey

For this recipe, inject your turkey with marinade to ensure your bird doesn’t dry out. Then, fry your turkey according to the specific safety instructions for your frying device.

No. 2: John McLemore's Honey-Glazed, Roasted Pecan Deep-Fried Turkey Breast

This decadent turkey breast couldn’t be more enticing. Start by injecting a turkey breast with chicken broth, then deep fry according to your fryer’s instructions. Then, make a glaze of roasted pecans, honey and butter and pour it over your breast on a serving platter.

No. 3: John McLemore's Ranch Fried Turkey and Buffalo Sauce

Ranch flavor is infused into this turkey! What, what!?! Yes, you heard right! John makes a marinade with Ranch dressing packets, and he injects it into the turkey, then fries it and serves it with buffalo sauce! Wow!

And why stop there? You can deep-fry your sides too! Check out the fried versions of four traditional Thanksgiving side dishes, and watch below to see John make his deep-fried turkey breast: