Smo-Fried turkey is a natural progression combining 2 of the most popular ways to cook a turkey. It? s really quite simple, smoke or grill the bird then drop it in hot grease to finish off the cook and crisp up the skin.
Can you smoke then deep fry a turkey?
I would smoke for a couple hours, long enough for it to get the smoke / wood flavor into the bird then put it into the deep fryer to seal in the moisture. I have done something similar with chicken wings. Let them smoker for an hour and then put them into the deep fryer before tossing them in a sauce.
How long do you deep fry a smoked turkey?
Heat the oil to 375 to390 degrees F before lowering the bird into the hot oil. Use a candy/oil thermometer to get the temperature just right. The oil should drop to 350 degrees F when the bird is immersed. Cook turkey 3.5 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F.
Do you put a turkey in a pan when smoking it?
Turkeys should not be roasted or smoked directly in a roasting pan (or even on a rack in the roasting pan), and especially not be roasted while resting in liquid. This will result in a soggy chicken. … This will keep the cooking environment moist but let the turkey get evenly crisp on the outside.
Is smoked turkey better than fried?
Fried and smoked birds are awesome but just too over the top with traditional sides. If I had to choose, I’d say fried is better but it’s mostly since smoked is so aggressive tasting. Smoke cured turkey is bar none my favorite but it more of a delicacy snack than a meal thing.
What temperature should a smoked turkey be?
Smoking Your Turkey
Run your smoker at 240 degrees F (115 degrees C). Allow 30 minutes of cooking time per pound of meat. Baste the turkey with its own juices a few times during smoking, but avoid opening the smoker too often; you will lose heat and increase the cooking time.
How do you keep a turkey moist when smoking?
Dry brine is just that, salt and other spices on the turkey for up to 24 hours. A wet brine is a water, salt, and sugar solution with your own flavor mix that you submerge the bird in for 24 hours. Over brining can cause the cells to break down, so don’t brine for too long. A wet brine adds amazing flavor and moisture.
Should I brine my turkey before I smoke it?
We’ve found that a wet brine is the best way to infuse moisture into the turkey before smoking. After brining your bird, smoke it on ANY grill and serve it with turkey gravy and all those thanksgiving sides!
Should I smoke my turkey breast up or down?
Whether you’re using a smoker or a grill, have the bird breast side up. Insert a digital probe meat thermometer, if you have one, into the thickest part of the breast or thigh.
Does Popeyes sell fried turkey?
Prices start at $39.99. Customers can preorder by calling or visiting restaurants. “Hand-rubbed and infused with zesty Louisiana-style seasonings, the Cajun Style Turkey comes precooked so all you need to do is simply heat, serve and enjoy,” Popeyes said in a statement to USA TODAY.