Deep-fried turkey recipe
Before deep-frying your turkey, use this marinade of Italian dressing, cayenne pepper and Creole seasoning for an extra kick.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (marinate 8 hours or overnight)
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm


  • 1 (16-ounce) bottle Italian dressing
  • ½ cup cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup black pepper
  • 1 cup Creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

SEE ALSO: Deep-Fried Turkey Guide


  1. Mix three-fourths of the Italian dressing with cayenne pepper, black pepper, Creole seasoning and garlic powder.

  2. Rub over turkey, using remaining Italian dressing to fill cavity.

  3. Allow turkey to marinate 8 hours, or overnight, before deep-frying.

Tips & Notes

Check out our deep-fried turkey guide for more information on how to deep-fry your Thanksgiving turkey.