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Deep Fried Turkey

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1 8-14 pound turkey, completely thawed
3 gallons Peanut Oil for frying

No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Spice Injection Mixture
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
Several dashes hot pepper sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Pat turkey dry with paper towels; coat completely with no-stick cooking spray.

In a small bowl combine rub ingredients; rub over turkey.

In a small saucepan combine spice injection mixture ingredients; cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted.

Let cool to barely warm.

With a spice injector, inject the mixture into several spots on both sides of the turkey breast and thighs, making sure not to inject too much into any one spot.

Tie the turkey legs together.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Fry according to fryer manufacturer's directions.

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