Deep-Fried Prime Rib Roast

Deep-Fried prime rib roast

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 3 to 5 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
399 Calories
44g Fat
1g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 5
Amount per serving
Calories 399
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 934mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 13mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're a fan of deep-fried turkey, you'll love this deep-fried roast. You'll need a turkey pot with hook and stand or boiling basket, one long slim knife, like a fillet knife, along with paper towels or bread slices for soaking up the grease.


  • 1 prime rib (or large cut of beef)
  • 3 gallons peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground rosemary (or freshly chopped fresh rosemary)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Deep fried prime rib recipe ingredients
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  2. The night before you plan to serve your prime rib, mix salt, pepper, and rosemary and rub the meat with it liberally.

    Raw, seasoned prime rib
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  3. Cover the meat and place it in the refrigerator overnight.

    Raw prime rib in covered bowl
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  4. The roast needs to come to room temperature before frying, so remember to remove it from the refrigerator around an hour to an hour and a half before frying.

    Raw prime rib in bowl
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  5. Heat 3 gallons of peanut oil to 360 F.

    Peanut oil being heated in turkey pot
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  6. Slowly lower the prime rib into 350 F oil. You can expect the oil to drop in temperature quickly, probably down to approximately 325 F. Turn the heat up on the burner to bring back up to 350 F and then level off temperature.

    Prime rib frying in peanut oil
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  7. Cook the prime rib for 3 minutes per pound of weight for medium-rare steaks or 4 minutes per pound for medium.

    Prime rib frying in peanut oil
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  8. Carefully remove from hot oil and let rest for 10 minutes.

    Prime rib resting in turkey pot
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  9. Try using sliced bread to drain on versus paper towels.

    Prime rib draining on sliced bread
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  10. Let rest for a few minutes and then slice.

  11. Serve and enjoy!

    Deep fried prime rib
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  • You can try this recipe for a pork roast as well. Adjust the cooking time to be 4 or 5 minutes longer per pound.