University of Illinois Extension

Cooking Techniques - The Good Method

New Orleans Fried Turkey

fried turkey

(See Wash Hands: Not the Turkey)

New Orleans fried turkey is just what the name implies, a whole deep fried turkey. This method is used with chicken or with small turkeys. An 8 to 10 pound turkey is stuffed with garlic, onions, peppers and various seasonings and the entire bird is lowered into a huge vat of hot oil and fried until crispy and golden brown.