Deep-Fried Turkey Rub Recipe

Deep fried turkey rub
Claire Cohen
Ratings (8)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 3/4 cup (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
5 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe calls for a lot of bay leaves. It's actually about 1/3 cup, so if you have crushed bay leaves you can use those. The real secret to fried turkey is to get a good coating of the rub on the surface of the turkey before it hits the oil.


  • 25 medium bay leaves (whole)
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL hot Creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL thyme (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL oregano (dried)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.5 mL black peppercorns

Steps to Make It

  1. In a spice grinder, grind the bay leaves into a fine powder. Place in a small bowl. Grind thyme, oregano, peppercorns similarly. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix together. Divide into three equal parts.

  2. Rub one part on the inside of the turkey. Rub the second part under the skin around the breasts. And rub the last portion over the outside of the turkey. Refrigerate overnight.