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Best Ever Brined Deep-Fried Turkey

Deep-frying your turkey results in moist and flavourful meat with a super-crispy skin. Plus, it frees up your oven and takes less than an hour to cook! No time to brine the turkey? Try an injectable marinade instead.


November 8th, 2010

By LeeAnne Wright

"I can't believe how juicy and delicious it was! And at a time of year when your oven can be busy, this is a great way to cook a turkey. Andrew said it was “crispy and really tasty.” Lillian thompson, mom of Jimmy, 17, Alex, 15, and Andrew, 10, Etobicoke, ONt.
Makes 14 servings
Prep Time
Prep: 15 minutes + brining time, On the Table: 60 minutes
  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ice
  • 13- to 14-lb turkey, thawed, giblets removed
  • 4-4 1/2 gal canola or peanut oil
    Nutrients Per Serving

    NUTRIENTS PER SERVING: 529 calories, 27 g fat, 63 mg calcium, 785 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 68 g protein. Excellent source of niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12, iron and zinc. Good source of magnesium.

    Best Ever Brined Deep-Fried Turkey
    Photography by Michael AlberstatProp Styling by Arren Williams