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Recipe by Southern Living November 2000

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Yield:
Makes 20 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Remove giblets and neck, and rinse turkey with cold water. Drain cavity well; pat dry. Place turkey on fryer rod; allow all liquid to drain from cavity (20 to 30 minutes). Rub outside of turkey with red pepper, if desired.

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  • Pour oil into a deep propane turkey fryer 10 to 12 inches from top; heat to 375° over a medium-low flame according to manufacturer's instructions. Carefully lower turkey into hot oil with rod attachment.

  • Fry 1 hour or until a meat thermometer inserted in turkey breast registers 170°. (Keep oil temperature at 340°.) Remove turkey from oil; drain and cool slightly before slicing. Garnish, if desired.

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