Fried Thanksgiving Turkey

Fried Turkey? Well of course Mrs. Lou has the easiest recipe for the Thanksgiving standard enjoyed by so many in the South. 


 1 Turkey
 2 1/2 gallons Peanut oil
 1 1/2 cups salt (for brine)
 1 Tbsp Salt, or to taste
 1 Tbsp pepper



Completely thaw turkey and remove all innards.


Mix salt with enough water to cover the turkey in a pot or bucket large enough to fit it.


Place turkey in brine and put bucket in refrigerator overnight.


Put enough peanut oil in a large pot to cover turkey, about 2 1/2 to 3 gallons, and heat oil to 350 degrees.


Remove turkey from brine and pat dry.


Generously rub turkey with salt and pepper.


Carefully lower the turkey into pot, cook for 3 1/2 minutes per pound.


Remove turkey from oil and let cool before carving for 25 minutes.

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