Recipe: Delicious garlic and herb fried golden turkey

Recipe: Delicious garlic and herb fried golden turkey

This garlic and herb golden fried turkey is a must-try this festive season. 

Turkey/ iStock

The year is nearly over. 

It is that time where many have stopped going to work and are just enjoying being with their loved ones at home. 

It is also a great time to spoil your family with delicious meals. 

Turkey is a favourite for many people, especially around Christmas time. 

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But, instead of the usual roast turkey, why not try this garlic and herb fried golden crisp turkey, courtesy of chef Nelson Makgakoa. 


- Lemon juice ( 2 Cups)

- Water ( 2 Cups) 

- Rosemary ( 3 Springs)

- Thyme ( 3 Springs)

- Black Pepper ( 2 Tablespoon)

- Garlic ( 1 clove)

- Salt

- Baby leaves. 

- Flour (4 cups)

-  Chicken spice ( 4 Tablespoons)

- Paprika ( 4 Tablespoons)

- Barbeque spice ( 2 Tablespoons) 

- Oil


- Cut the turkey into 16 small pieces.

- Marinate with lemon juice, water, herbs and garlic.

- Leave it overnight. 

- Mix flour with spices and paprika. 

- Roll the turkey in the flour mix. 

- Steam it for 45 minutes. 

- Leave the turkey to cool. 

- Deep fry until it is golden crisp. 


Image courtesy of iStock/ @AlexRaths

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