Fried Turkey with Molasses Rub

Get out the deep fryer, a fire extinguisher, goggles and fire-proof gloves. Always be careful first, when deep frying a turkey.

One 12 – 13 pound turkey
3 – 1/2 gallons of peanut oil
Two 16 ounce cans of chicken stock
Tabasco Sauce

3 cups packed light-brown sugar
6 Tablespoons molasses
4 – 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
6 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
6 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
3 teaspoons garlic powder

Combine all the rub ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until well blended. Heat the fryer with peanut oil. Be safe, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Pour chicken stock and Tabasco sauce to taste into a bowl. Use an injector kit to inject the sauce into the legs, breast, and other meaty areas.

Slowly lower the turkey into the deep fryer. Cook for 2 – 1/2 to 3 minutes per pound, or roughly 30 minutes.

Remove. Coat in molasses rub and finish in a 400 degree F oven in a roasting pan for 30 more minutes. You know how to do the rest.

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