Monthly Recipe From the WDW Swan and Dolphin - Fried Turkey
Extra Crispy Fried Turkey
Here's something to do with all those leftovers. Get this yummy, holiday recipe below - tell me what you think of it in the comments
3.5 to 4 lb.
1 ½ tbsp.
1 ½ tbsp.
black pepper – ground
lemon zest & juice from 1 lemon
In a 4-qt. saucepan, add 6 cups of water, ¼ cup
salt, 1 tbsp. pepper, honey, sugar, cloves, parsley, thyme, bay
leaves, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Boil until salt is dissolved
(approximately 5-7 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Add turkey and cover. Refrigerate overnight.
The next day, drain and rinse turkey. Pat dry
with paper towels. Whisk 2 cups flour, half of each of the granulated
garlic, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and paprika with salt and pepper
in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk remaining flour, granulated garlic,
cayenne, onion powder and paprika with baking powder, salt, pepper and 2
cups water until it forms a smooth batter.
Preheat deep fryer to 300F. Working in batches,
dredge turkey in flour mixture shaking off excess. Dip in batter and
dredge again in flour. Fry until golden brown and almost cooked
through, 8-10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 150F. Transfer to
paper towels to drain.
Increase oil to 350F and fry turkey again until
crispy, about 2-4 minutes more. Drain on paper towels and season with
salt and pepper.
the kitchens of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort