Cajun-Fried Turkey Nuggets

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless turkey breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar Tony Chachere’s Injectable Butter & Jalapeno marinade
  • 2 1/2 gallons LouAna Peanut Oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 /2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Marie’s® Refrigerated Blue Cheese Dressing

Combine turkey and marinade in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal.  Refrigerate 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Pour oil into a deep fryer; heat to 350 degrees.

Place flour in a large, shallow dish.  Combine milk and eggs in a second shallow dish, stirring well with a whisk.  Remove turkey from marinade; discard excess marinade.  Sprinkle turkey evenly with salt and pepper; dredge in flour.  Dip turkey in milk mixture; dredge in flour again.  Fry at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until done.  Serve with Marie’s® Blue Cheese Dressing.

Safety First

There are two options when frying a turkey. You can take the traditional approach and use propane fryers. They should be used outdoors in accordance with the manufacturer’s safety procedures. Never use them on a wooden deck or leave them unattended. Or you can use a Master built Electric Deep Fryer that can be used indoors on kitchen counter tops, tables, inside garages and on covered patios. Be sure to keep children and pets away. But either way you choose, always remember:

  • Never lower a frozen or partially thawed turkey in hot oil because it will boil over.
  • Wear oven mitts.
  • Avoid use of alcohol and keep a fire extinguisher nearby, as you would with any type of cooking.
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