How to Inject a Turkey Before Deep Frying

Monday, November 1, 2010 @ 10:11 AM

Many people like to inject their birds with seasoning before putting them into the turkey fryer. ┬áBy getting the flavors inside the meat you don’t have to worry about the hot oil washing them off. This will also insure you having a nice juicy turkey.

First you want to buy or make your marinade. There are plenty of recipes out there for turkey injection marinades. Find one that suits your fancy.

Place your turkey in a roasting pan. A trick that I learned from “The BBQ Dr.” is to cover your bird with plastic wrap. This will keep the marinade from splashing back at you. Fill your seasoning injector. Pierce right through the plastic wrap into the turkey. The important thing to remember is to inject the turkey all over. Put a little in each hole. (Make sure you distribute the injection evenly so you don’t get pockets of the marinade). Do the breast, the legs, the thighs, even the wings. Flip your bird over, cover with plastic wrap, and inject the bottom side as well. There are portions of the breast that you may have missed by just injecting from the top side.

Wipe off any marinade they may have run with paper towels. You want to make sure that your turkey is nice and dry before lowering it into the hot frying oil.

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2 Responses to “How to Inject a Turkey Before Deep Frying”

  1. Miles R . Jones says:

    I am looking to purchase a quality injector for my Butterball turkey.I have purchased 3 ButterBall electric fryers for my daughters and other family members.We cannot find, a quality injector. Please advise cost, where I can purchase one, or three

  2. wigelnyatt says:

    This item can be found on our site at Item # 23101309

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