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Cajun Injector®
Electric Fryer - Boiler - Steamer
22174.01932
Owner’s Manual
Assembly, Care, Safety Instructions, and Recipes
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Bruce Foods Corporation
P.O. Drawer 1030
New Iberia, LA 70562-1030 U.S.A
www.cajuninjector.com
1-800-987-6474
Important Safeguards
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be
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Read all Instructions.
Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
To protect against electric shock do not immerse cord, plugs, or removable
heating element in water or other liquid.
Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near
children.
Unplug from outlet when no in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before
putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return
appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or
adjustment.
The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may cause injuries.
Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or
other hot liquids.
Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord in the wall outlet. To
disconnect, turn any control to “off,” then remove plug from wall outlet.
Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
“Extreme caution must be used when moving fryer containing hot oil.”
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Notice, a short electrical cord is provided to prevent the possibility of anyone
or anything from being entangled or tripping over during use. This could occur
when using a longer extension cord; and, hence, we recommend your use of
the shorter cord when using this product.
Do not leave this appliance unattended while it is in use.
The cord should always be secured in order to prevent the chances of an
accident. Note: a breakaway cord is provided for safety.
If oil begins to smoke, immediately turn appliance off, as oil may be too hot .
Check temperature, it should not exceed 400˚F. Oil may also be old and in
need of replacement prior to frying new product.
Never overfill cooking pot. Never exceed the kettle’s maximum fill line. When
in doubt, fill the pot to the max fill line with cold water, then immerse product to
be cooked to be sure that overflowing or spillage is not a concern.
The recommended minimum oil level for cooking is 10cm (3.9 inches) up from
the bottom of the Electric Turkey Fryer inner pot.
21. Open lid with caution to prevent being burned by the escaping steam.
22. Never place face or body parts in a position to be burned by steam when
opening the fryer lid.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
RECOMMENDED: DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION
CORD WITH THIS PRODUCT
The use of an extension cord increases the risk of entanglement or tripping.
The use of an extension cord can cause loss of energy and the appliance may not heat properly.
Specifications:
input power:
1650w
amps:
13.75amp
Hertz:
60Hz
PARTS LIST
EF1 - Outer Pot
EF2 - Inner Pot
EF3 - Control Panel and Heating Element
EF4 - Bailing Basket
EF5 - Cover
EF6 - Power Cord
EF7 - Lifting Hook
For assembly assistance, or to report missing or
damaged parts first contact retailer. For additional
assistance, Phone:
Bruce Foods Corporation Customer Service at
1-800-987-6474
Assembly Instructions
Step 1
Attach digital control panel and element to outer shell
mounting bracket by sliding controller rails down into rail
channels on bracket mounted on outer pot. Controller
must be correctly attached for appliance to operate. A
built in safety switch on the control panel will prevent this
unit from heating if not mounted properly prior to turning
on electric current to this product.
Step 2
Place aluminum fryer basket inside metal inner pot.
Step 3
Place glass lid on last after assembly of all other parts. Align the notch on the
lid with the metal heating element coils.
Note: Glass lid may not fit tightly when basket is in use during cooking process.
Step 4
Connect the power cord to the connector hanging from
under the control panel.
Drain Valve Operation
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The drain valve, located near the bottom rim of the
inner pot, allows you to safely and easily drain
water/oil from the pot.
BE SURE THAT ANY LIQUID INSIDE OF THE POT
IS BELOW 100°F BEFORE DRAINING.
Liquid should be drained into a sturdy container
before disposal. Rotate the drain spout out away
from the pot.
Rotate spout out
Place your desired container directly under the drain valve
away from pot.
nozzle; be sure that both the container and the fryer are
secure and not easily tilted or moved.
Remove the black cap from the end of the spout.
Turn the black knob on top of the drain valve
Remove cap from
end of spout.
spout 90° or until a steady stream of liquid is
flowing from the spout into the container.
Close the valve by turning the knob to its
original position once all of the liquid has
drained.
Some frying oils can be reused within a few days; many people find the drain
valve a useful mechanism to direct their frying oil back into its original container
to be used at a later date.
Quick Drain System
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Locate the two hooks on the inside of the pot
close to the upper rim of the inner pot; these are
the Quick Drain Hooks.
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Two oval shaped holes can be found
on the basket: One is labeled “turkey”
and the other is labeled “seafood”.
The basket is designed to hang from
the hooks by slotting the Quick Drain
Hooks through either one of the two
oval shaped holes in the basket.
When cooking time has elapsed, excess liquid can be drained from the food still
in the basket. While wearing protective gloves, use the included metal lifting
hook to lift the basket by hooking it onto the basket lifting bail. Carefully lift the
basket out and hang it on the Quick Drain Hooks by inserting the hooks into
either the “turkey” slot or the “seafood” slot, depending on the type of food
being cooked.
Allow the food to drain for at least a few minutes or until the excess liquid has
fallen back into the pot. NEVER remove basket from fryer pot without first
allowing the food to drain.
The Quick Drain System can also be used to steam food. Place about 6 inches
of water at the bottom of the pot, hang the basket with the food to be steamed
from the Quick Drain Hook labeled “Seafood,” and cover with lid. Cooking
times will vary depending on the type of food being steamed.
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Starter Tips
For best results, read the following Starter tips before using this product.
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Please keep in mind, this is an electric fryer. It has different heating
characteristics than a gas fryer.
For safety: the heating element will only heat when it is properly attached to the
mounting bracket (see assembly instructions). This is a powerful heating
element and may cause household circuit breaker to trip. Operating any
additional appliances on a separate circuit should minimize such occurrences.
Tripping of the circuit breaker will not damage either the unit or any household
electrical systems.
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Pre-heating oil or water may take thirty minutes or more depending on initial oil
temperature and ambient conditions. Take advantage of this time to prepare
foods for cooking. For best results, completely pre-heat unit to cooking
temperature before frying or boiling foods.
Reduce heating time and keep temperature more consistent by keeping the lid
on the pot during the pre-heating and cooking processes.
For cooking a turkey, when the desired temperature is attained and the turkey
is placed in the oil, the temperature of the oil will naturally be reduced because
of the lower temperature of the turkey. The LCD readout will display the
temperature throughout this process. Temperature is displayed when the turkey
is placed in oil and while the oil returns to desired cooking temperature.
“Recovery time” is the amount of time required to bring the oil back to frying
temperature once the items being boiled or fried are immersed in the liquid
medium. This time can be best controlled by bringing foods to ambient
temperature and limiting the amount of foods placed in the fryer basket for
immersion at any one time. With larger pieces such as a 14-pound turkey, we
recommend allowing oil to reach 375˚F to 400˚F prior to immersing the bird.
When the desired heating temperature for cooking is attained, the heating
element will automatically turn off. When the temperature drops 5˚F below the
setpoint, the heating element will automatically turn on again until the desired
cooking temperature is reached. This automatic process will repeat and display
on the LCD, as “Heating” or “Ready”.
To illuminate the Backlighting of the LCD display, press the “UP” arrow or the
“DOWN” arrow.
The red power light illuminates only to indicate that the power cord is plugged
into an electrical outlet. This product will not start heating until the “START”
button is pushed.
The timer on this product is completely separate from and does not control the
heating element. The Heating Element will not turn off automatically when the
timer beeps. The temperature controller must be manually turned off.
If the LCD readout reads “ERR,” no buttons will function except On/Off. Turn
the unit off immediately, wait 15 minutes and then turn fryer back on.
Operating Instructions
Step 1 Mount control panel with heating element into bracket on outer shell of the unit.
Step 2 Plug power cord into an outlet (refer to “User Precautions and Important Safety
Tips” section of manual). Power light will illuminate indicating the unit is
plugged in, and the heating element is mounted correctly; and controller on
unit is ready to be activated.
Step 3 Note: The Temperature Controller must be set prior to setting the timer
function.
To set temperature:
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Press ON button.
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Press TEMP MODE button
once; the LCD display will
blink.
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Use UP and DOWN arrow
buttons to set temperature.
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Press START button, this
will turn the heating element
ON.
To set timer:
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Press TIME MODE button once; LCD display will blink.
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Use UP and DOWN buttons to set TIME in MINUTES.
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Step 4
Maximum Time is 90 minutes.
Timer will automatically start after you have selected Time.
When cooking time has elapsed and food is done, press and hold ON/OFF
button to turn off heating element and unplug power cord.
When lifting food out of cooking liquid, allow excess oil or water to drain from
the fryer basket by hooking the basket on side of pot. Remove the drained
basket shortly thereafter.
When using the quick drain system, make sure that the basket is firmly in
place on Quick Drain Clips before releasing handle so basket will not fall back
into hot oil or water causing injury.
Do not use appliance without water or oil in pot. It can be severely damaged
and dangerous to the user if heated while empty.
Always place unit on a level, very stable surface to prevent tipping over.
Do not mix different types of oil at the same time. Purchase a commercial
blended oil if so desired. Never melt or use shortening, solid fats or lard in this
appliance.
RESET FUNCTION
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This device uses a safety feature that will
automatically shut off the appliance if it
overheats.
To reset, remove plug from outlet.
Insert a small sharp object into the small
hole on back of the control panel.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
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Bruce Foods recommends cleaning unit before every use.
Clean lid, pot, and basket with a moist sponge or rag using a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry thoroughly. These parts are dishwasher safe.
Clean outer shell, cord, control panel and element with a moist sponge or rag
using a mild detergent. Dry thoroughly. DO NOT put these parts in a
dishwasher.
Do not submerge or run water over control panel or cord while unit is plugged in;
doing so may cause electrocution.
PRESERVATION & STORAGE
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Disconnect electric cord from outlet prior to cleaning, servicing, and/or
removing heating element. Electric shock may cause personal injury or death.
Turn appliance off, unplug and let cool for 2 hours if using water, 5 hours if
using oil before cleaning or storing.
Never pour used oil in sink; instead, drain it back into a sturdy oil container.
HOW TO STEAM USING APPLIANCE
Add water until it reaches bottom of the basket. Do not allow water to evaporate.
This will cause the element to overheat and can damage the unit.
QUESTIONS
Why can’t I turn my turkey fryer on?
The Control Panel includes a “Safety Switch” positioned in the mounting rails.
The rails must be aligned and seated in the bracket on the back side of the outer
pot correctly for element to power on.
How much oil do I need to use?
Frying with this appliance will require approximately 1.5 gallons (5.7L) to 2 gallons
(7.6L) of oil. The fill line marks the maximum amount of liquid that the appliance
can safely contain. The max fill line provides for ample liquid to cook any meal in
this appliance.
What type of oil should I use?
Cottonseed oil is recommended because of the great taste and higher smoke point,
but any common cooking oil may be used.
How hot will the oil become?
After about 55 minutes, oil will typically reach 400˚F (204˚C). This time is
dependent on starting temperature of the oil and ambient conditions. When
turkey is placed in fryer, oil temperature will drop to around 275˚F (135˚C); this is a
suitable temperature for frying a turkey. As turkey is cooking, temperature will
slowly recover but may not reach original setpoint before cooking time is reached.
This is normal.
Should the lid stay on during use?
Yes, the lid helps to retain heat and keeps splashes inside the unit.
What size turkey can I deep fry in this appliance?
Any turkey up to 16lbs. (7.26kgs) can be fried in this unit.
Can I use an extension cord with this appliance?
No, an extension cord will weaken electrical current which will increase cooking
time and lessen performance. The risk of tripping or knocking over this unit is
increased with the use of extension cords.
Which way should the turkey face when frying?
Turkey and turkey breasts should be placed as close to horizontal in the basket
with the breast side facing up as possible.
I followed the instructions and the turkey wasn’t fully cooked. What
went wrong?
Cooking conditions may vary; the turkey may have been excessively cold.
Always bring the turkey to room temperature before frying and make sure it is
completely thawed out. Occasionally, a cold spot in a joint or deep in the turkey
breast does not allow that section to cook properly.
Can the Electric Turkey Fryer be used outdoors?
Yes but if you do not want to use this appliance in your house, use in a garage or
covered patio to prevent the Electric Turkey Fryer from being exposed to precipitation.
Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Reason
Possible Solution
Power light will not come on
Unit not plugged into wall
Check wall connection
Break-away cord is loose or not
Disconnect and reconnect power
connected
cord sections
Control Panel is not attached to
Remove and reinstall. Make sure
outer shell correctly
panel is aligned with arrows on
outer shell bracket to engage
If none of these solutions work,
safety switch.
reset unit (page 5 in manual). If
unit still does not work, contact
Household fuse is tripped
Make sure other appliances are
not operating on the same
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household fuses.
Power light is on, unit is not
Start button has not been pushed
heating
Unit will not begin heating until
start button is pressed
Temperature set point already
Allow unit to cool below set point
reached
or enter higher set point
Controller malfunctioning
Contact Bruce Foods at
1-800-987-6474
Unit takes excessive amount of
Unit plugged into an extension
Place unit so an extension cord is
time to heat up (longer than 1
cord
not needed
hour and 15 minutes)
Lid not in place
Place lid on unit to retain heat
Controller malfunctioning
Contact Bruce Foods at
Appliance overheats, then shuts
Temperature sensor
Contact Bruce Foods at
off
malfunctioning, overheat sensor
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shutting unit off
LCD not displaying correctly
Moisture in controller
Allow unit to cool and dry out
Controller overheating
Contact Bruce Foods at
Controller malfunctioning
Contact Bruce Foods at
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If symptom is not listed, please contact Bruce Foods Corporation at
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Do not place frozen poultry in oil. Use extreme caution when cooking frozen foods. Do not fill oil past fill line or exceed maximum
amount of food in basket. Spillover can cause serious injury. Slowly lower basket into hot oil and cover with lid. Always wear protective
gloves or mitts. Always pat dry moisture off the food pieces prior to frying. When using the quick drain system, make sure that basket
is firmly in place on rim of pot before releasing handle so basket will not fall back into hot oil or water.
Techniques for Successful Preparation of Fried Foods at
Homes
Often when someone mentions frying foods at home, they are greeted with a
chorus of negative comments ranging from messy, greasy, and dangerous to
unhealthy. Utilizing the proper equipment and learning the correct methods and
procedures, frying can overcome virtually all of these comments. No doubt,
breading or battering foods and frying “in oil,” does add caloric content to foods.
But, a sensible respect for portion sizes consumed and utilization of
non-hydrogenated oil with zero trans fats greatly reduces the concern of
“unhealthy” often expressed. Education in the proper procedures and techniques
that should be employed when frying, greatly reduces the amount of oil absorbed
by fried foods.
Frying Techniques and Temperature Control of the Cooking Oil
All forms of frying involve the cooking of food in oils or fats. Frying techniques vary
depending on the frying vessel utilized (such as a wok utilized in stir-frying, a frying
pan, or a deep fat fryer); the amount of fats or oils required (from sautéing or stir
frying to pan frying to deep fat frying); cooking temperature; and preparation
methods employed with foods for frying. For the purposes of this pamphlet, we’ll
concentrate on pan frying, deep fat frying, and mention a baking misnomer, oven
frying, which is actually a form of baking.
Frying is classified as a form of dry-heat cooking since water is not utilized to transfer heat to the food being cooked. Instead, the heat in the oil is transferred to the
water in the food so that the moisture in the food turns to steam to cook the food
from the inside out. Whatever form of frying employed balances the realities of time,
temperature, and the surface area of food in contact with the oil, plus the food’s
structure and moisture. Often this means assuring that the food is fully cooked in
the interior before being burned on the exterior. As an example experts
recommend pan-frying nothing thicker than 1-inch as the exterior is likely to burn
before the inside is fully cooked.
Maintaining proper oil temperature is crucial to all forms of fried foods.
Recommended nominal oil temperature ranges from 350˚F – 375˚F. And virtually
all frying tips seek to assist you in maintaining correct oil temperature. Hot oil
causes the food’s internal moisture to turn into steam that keeps the oil out while
the hot oil also keeps the moisture in (especially when a batter or breading barrier
is used around the surface area of the food forming a crunchy, brown crust). If the
oil is too hot, the steam reduces the moisture content and overcooks the food. On
the other hand, if the oil temperature is too low, a lack of steam allows the oil to
penetrate deep into the crust producing oily, unappetizing fried food. The oil must
be hot enough to quickly seal the surface of the food, but not too hot to burn the
outside before the inside is completely cooked. Done correctly at a proper
temperature, only a minimal amount of oil is absorbed into the food.
Pan Frying
This form of frying is characterized by the use of significantly less hot oil where
food is semi-submerged in hot oil in an electric skillet or in a fry pan over an open
flame. When pan-frying, the oil’s depth should be no more than 1/2 the thickness of
the food. Pan frying differs from deep frying since the food touches the bottom of
the pan and the exposed top side of the food allows some loss of moisture in the
food as it cooks.
The advantage of pan frying is the use of less oil, this is also a disadvantage as it
is more difficult to maintain temperature of the oil. The moisture loss and faster
browning of pan fried foods can be advantageous or detrimental depending on the
choice of foods to be pan fried. The best candidates for pan frying include fish,
shellfish, tender meats and vegetables. Foods to be pan fried are generally
covered with a batter or breading and have a rich texture that contrasts with the
crispy, crunchy outside.
When pan-frying use an electric skillet with a thermostat to control oil temperature
if possible. Otherwise, some experimentation may be required to control oil temperature. When oil temperature is reached, add the food to the pan; and fry on one
side until brown. Using tongs or a spatula (never a fork) turn and brown the second
side realizing that the second side generally takes less time (it’s hotter when turned
over than the first side was) to cook. As with all forms of frying, never crowd the
pan as this can dramatically reduce oil temperature. Recovery time is the duration
of time necessary to return the oil to the desired cooking temperature. When
cooked too long, food will likely be greasy without the seared crunchy exterior most
people desire from fried foods.
Oven Frying
Oven frying produces a result that is healthier (usually less oil yet similar to fried
foods even though it isn’t a real frying process. Generally food is baked in a hot
oven and basted once with a small quantity of fat or cooking spray. As with
deep-fried foods, most foods are breaded or battered prior to being baked to seal
in the juices and produce a crunchy, crispy crust. Food normally does not require
turning and cooks quickly using this high heat (450˚ – 500˚F) method. This works
especially well with fish fillets, chicken pieces and pork chops. Generally bread
crumbs or corn flake crumbs are utilized to produce a crispy crust when
oven-frying.
The Basics of Frying:
1. Recommended Products : A quality candy or deep-frying thermometer. A
deep fat frying thermometer, preferably with a clip that allows the thermometer to
be affixed to the side of the frying vessel is essential, since accurate control of the
temperature of the frying oil is essential to successfully fried foods.
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An Electric Skillet is preferred for pan frying; otherwise, choose a pan with a
thick heavy bottom that is larger in circumference than the heat source (this will
prevent oil from dripping down the exterior of the pan into an open flame that might
cause a fire.) Use a heavy skillet or frying pan that is wider than it is deep and has
a heavy bottom to help regulate uniform heat from the bottom of the pan. This is
absolutely essential when pan frying with limited amounts of oil.
3. A Cajun Injector Electric Fryer for deep fat frying with digital timer and
thermometer, basket, clear cover, and petcock drain spout specifically designed for
high heat frying of large items such as turkey as well other deep fried foods.
Deep Frying
Foods to be deep-fried should be of a size and shape that permits individual pieces
to float freely in the fat. The fat should surround the food and begin cooking it on all
sides at once. The food is usually battered or breaded to protect the food’s surface
moisture from coming into contact with the hot oil creating an exterior layer or crust
sealing food flavors and juices inside. We suggest the following tips:
1. Use a pan wider than it is deep, and that is wider than the heat source (so oil
won’t come in contact with direct heat.) Always use clean, fresh oil or previously
used oil, properly filtered and refreshed by frying a raw potato or handful of parsley
for about five minutes prior to frying food for dinner. Delicate foods should not
be fried in oil previously used to fry strongly flavored foods.
2. Much of fried food odors can be absorbed by placing a small cup of bleach
nearby. Be sure to mark as “Bleach” and keep children away from the cup as well
as from the hot oil.
3. Never fill your fryer more than half full of oil. You will need a minimum of three
inches between the oil surface and the top of the pot.
4. Constantly monitor temperature of the oil. Never crowd the frying oil, fry in small
batches. The oil should freely bubble around each piece of food at correct
temperature.
5. Use proper tools when removing fried foods and draining oils to a plate with
several layers of paper towels. To add more absorbency, place a brown paper bag
below the paper towels on the plate.
6. Keep deep-fried foods warm by placing in a single layer on fresh paper towels
(after initial draining step above is finished) in a 250˚F oven while you complete
frying.
Choice of Oil or Fat as a Frying Medium:
1. Your choice of Oil or Fat often depends on the frying technique to be utilized
and the projected frying temperature. As an example, when sautéing, oil choice
often depends on the flavor to be imparted as butter or bacon grease are often
employed. Olive oil is also a good choice if temperatures not over 300˚F are to be
employed in sautéing or pan-frying.
2. Health Concerns can determine your choice. We recommend
non-hydrogenated oils with zero trans fats and zero cholesterol. This eliminates the
use of animal fats.
3. Smoke point is a stage at which fat or oil begins to smoke. Utilize oils with a
high smoking point (above 400˚F). and high stability. Most vegetable oils have
smoking points over 400˚F and can be used in all cooking methods.
4. High heat, water, and burned food particles break the oil down over time. Filter
the oil after use. Allow the oil to cool after use and filter to remove all food particles
that could burn during reuse.
5. Replace your old oil if you notice the following symptoms: Excessive smoking
at normal temperatures; strong oil discoloration; rancid odor.
Choice of Coating Mix, Breading Mix, or Batter Mix:
A breaded item is any food that is coated with bread crumbs, cracker meal, corn
meal, or other dry meal to protect it during cooking. Breaded foods can be seasoned, marinated, or rubbed prior to breading, or seasonings may be added to the
flour, crumbs, or meal, before the coatings are applied. Coating batters are liquid
or semiliquid mixtures, utilizing flour, milk, and eggs, used in cooking.
1. When breading meats, chefs call a three-step process “the standard breading
procedure.” First, pat the food dry (always reduce moisture as much as possible to
reduce splattering and oil degradation) and then dredge in seasoned flour. The
flour adds seasoning and allows egg wash to adhere. Next dip the floured food in
an egg wash (egg wash should contain whole eggs whisked together with
approximately one tablespoon of milk or water per egg.) Egg wash will cause the
breading to coat the item and form a tight seal when food is cooked. Lastly, coat
the food with crumbs or seasoned meal, shake off the excess and place in a
container in a single layer.
2. Battering. Prepare the batter according to directions. Pat the food dry, dredge
in seasoned flour, if desired. Dip the item in the batter and generally cook
immediately. There are some chefs that recommend chilling the batter with ice or
refrigeration to obtain a great sear and those who recommend battering by placing
in a single layer and refrigerating for up to 30 minutes to dry the batter. When using
these methods, be sure to cook very small batches so as to maintain oil
temperature.
For Gulf Coast Style Seafood Boil
5 lbs. Shrimp * 8 Medium Crabs * 4 lbs. Crawfish * Vegetables
1. Wash Shrimp or seafood in cold water. Confirm crabs and crawfish are alive
prior to boiling (crabs and crawfish should be alive at time of cooking). Purge
Crawfish in salted water.
2. Place products to be boiled inside the basket. Be sure that water displacement
does not exceed the capacity of the boiling pot. This can be checked by placing all
the ingredients in the pot and placing the basket in the cold water (prior to heating)
to be sure that the boiler will not overflow the pot.
3. Measure out water (not to exceed 3-gallons) following the instructions on your
favorite seafood boil package. For a spicier boil, add 1 12-oz. bottle of The
“Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce per package of spice mix used. Bring to a
boil. Add boil mix contents, for mildly seasoned, non-messy food or for spicy, hot
cooked seafood or vegetables, reserve 2 Tbsp. spice mix per package for
sprinkling over seafood or vegetables (after draining and prior to eating).
4. First add favorite selected vegetables (optional step) such as small white or red
potatoes, mushrooms, corn, garlic pods, lemon slices and small onions to the boiling mixture. Hard simmer in boiling solution for 10 minutes or until vegetables are
cooked. Cut heat and allow to soak in mixture for 10 minutes. Remove vegetables.
Return solution to a boil. Add Seafood; return to boil, timing shrimp 3-minutes;
Crabs or Crawfish 8-10 minutes depending on size.
5. Remove from heat. Add ice to stop cook (being sure not to overflow the boiling
pot) and allow to soak for 10-15 minutes prior to draining and pouring out of container. Sprinkle reserved spicy boil mix over boiled seafood prior to eating.
6. To double the amount being boiled: Add an additional 1-1/2 gallons Water
(Total 3-Gallons) along with an additional 1/3 cup of Salt; 1/2 cup of Red
Cayenne Pepper, and an additional 12-oz. bottle “Original” Louisiana Brand Hot
Sauce to the directions given above.
Chesapeake Style Steamed Crabs or Seafood
Crabs * Crawfish * Fish * Vegetables
1. Utilize a boiling pot with a raised rack a minimum of 2-3 inches above the bottom
of the boiling pot. Add equal amounts of water and vinegar to a water level just
below the rack. Optional: Add a bottle of 12-oz. “Original” Louisiana Brand Hot
Sauce to the water-vinegar mixture.
2. Layer Crabs or other foods to be steamed. Sprinkle your favorite spice mix
lightly, or until partially covered, and steam in covered pot until crabs turn red, or
other foods are fully steam cooked.
Injectable Marinade Concepts and Utilization Techniques
Injectable marinades and brines possess the same characteristics as their
counterparts except that they do not require product soaking in order to impart
flavor; moisturize, and tenderize. Unlike marinade soaking methodologies that only
penetrate about a 1/4 inch into meat surfaces, require long soak times, and
contaminate expensive marinades, flavor injection infuses blended flavors deep
inside the meat. Conceptually the flavor injection concept makes good sense:
instant flavor, yet no waiting, no waste as marinade is injected, and no fats are
required in the marinades to protect the meat surface during soaking time. Rubs,
seasonings, and sauces are used to flavor the surface of the meat.
As with many culinary skills, proper technique when “flavor injecting” will result in
superior results. The flavoring should be spread uniformly throughout the meat
with as few punctures of the meat as possible. The flavor injector is a syringe with
a needle attached to a plunger which allows the user to inject the flavoring deep
into the meat.
Injecting Tips for poultry start with limiting the puncture holes and when possible
separating the skin from the meat and puncturing directly into the geometric center
of the meat. Carefully and slowly inject along the grain of the meat aiming the
injector into the middle of the meat and reduce plunger pressure on liquid as the
needle comes nearer the surface of the meat (so meat can close up behind the
needle.) Do not pull the needle completely out of the puncture hole unless to
reload with liquid. Use the same hole to angle into the other areas of the meat,
slowing infusing flavor as the needle moves back toward the meat surface.
Remember the object is to spread your injection pattern so as to get small amounts
of flavor in as many places as possible. Occasionally, some of the liquid is likely to
spurt out on the meat surface. Rub the flavoring over the surface of the meat and
then rub and season the surface of the meat as desired.
Injecting Techniques
1. Attach injector needle by turning clock-wise until snug. Do not over tighten. Hint: Be sure
rubber plunger is lightly coated with oil prior to using. Determine amount of marinade required
(1.5 to 2 ounces per pound of meat) and measure out contents into a clean container to
prevent contamination of unused marinade.
2. Pull plunger to draw marinade into injector. Hint: Both slots in needle should be immersed
in liquid to prevent air from entering injector chamber.
3. For best results, a geometrically centered injection point should include
one deep and straight needle track as well as two additional tracks at
approximately 45 degree angles branching out from the original injection
point.
4.Once inserted deep into meat, press plunger down while slowly pulling
injector needle out of meat to ensure even distribution of marinade. Follow
same procedure with each needle track at each insertion point.
5.See illustration at right for suggested insertion points for turkey.
Cajun Injector® Deep Fried Turkey
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35-45 Minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Ingredients:
1
Cajun Injector® Propane Fryer
3
Gallons Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
1
10 - 12 Pound Whole Turkey
2
16 oz. jars Cajun Injector® Creole Butter Recipe Marinade
1
8 oz. canister Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake®
Method:
Place the outdoor gas burner on level dirt or grassy area. Never fry a turkey
indoors, in a garage, or in any structure attached to a building. Do not fry on wood
decks, which could catch fire, or concrete, which could be stained by the oil, (have
a fire extinguisher nearby for added safety). Add oil to a 7 to 10 gallon pot with a
basket. At medium-high setting, heat the oil to 350°F (depending on the amount of
oil, outside temperature and wind conditions, this should take about 20 to 40
minutes). Remove the giblets and neck from the turkey. Cut off the wing tips and
plump little tail as they may get caught in the fryer basket. Rinse the turkey well
with cold water, and pat dry thoroughly with paper towels. Take care to dry inside
the cavity. Place in a large pan and inject with 2 ounce per pound of Cajun Injector
Creole Butter Recipe Marinade. Season liberally inside and out with Cajun Injector
Quick Shake Cajun Shake. To allow for good oil circulation through the cavity, do
not truss or tie legs together. Place the turkey in basket, neck down. When the
deep-fry thermometer reaches 350°F slowly lower the turkey into the hot oil. The
level of the oil will rise due to the frothing caused by the moisture from the turkey
but will stabilize in about 1 minute, (to prevent burns from the splattering oil wear
oven mitts/gloves, long sleeves, heavy shoes, and even glasses. It is wise to have
2 people lowering and raising the turkey). Immediately check the oil temperature,
and increase the flame so the oil temperature is maintained at 350°F. If the
temperature drops to 340°F or below, oil will begin to seep into turkey. Fry about
3-1/2 minutes per pound, or about 35 to 45 minutes for a 10 to 12 pound turkey.
Stay with the cooker at all times, as the heat must be regulated. When cooked to
170°F in the breast or 180°F in the thigh, carefully remove the turkey for the hot oil.
Allow the turkey to drain for a few minutes. Remove the turkey to a cutting board
and cover with foil. Let it rest for 20 minutes. Slice the turkey and serve hot.
Original Louisiana Habanero Fried Chicken
Prep time: 20 minutes
Marinate time: 4 hours
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Ingredients:
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed oil, for deep-frying
1
Quart Buttermilk, Plus 2 Cups
2 tbsps.
Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake® seasoning
2 tbsps.
Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
2 tsps. Louisiana Brand Habanero Sauce
2
Chicken (3 to 4 pounds each), Each Cut Up Into 8 Pieces
4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 tbsp. Onion Powder
1 tbsp. Sweet Paprika
2 tsps. Cayenne Pepper
Method:
In a large bowl or baking dish, whisk together 1 quart of the buttermilk, Cajun
Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake® seasoning, and 2 Tablespoons Louisiana
Brand Hot Sauce. Add the chicken pieces, turn to coat, cover, and refrigerate for at
least 4 hours or overnight. Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane
fryer. Place the remaining 2 cups of buttermilk and 2 teaspoons Louisiana Brand $
Hot Sauce in a bowl. Stir together the flour, garlic and onion powders, paprika, and
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Divide flour mixture among 2 shallow
platters and season generously Cajun Injector Quick Shake Cajun Shake. Drain
the chicken in a colander and pat it dry. Dredge the pieces a few at a time in the
flour mixture and pat off excess, then dip in the buttermilk and allow excess to
drain off. Dredge in the second plate of flour, and pat off the excess. Put the
chicken pieces on a piece of waxed paper, or on a clean platter while you heat the
oil. Working in batches, add the chicken pieces to the hot oil, 4 or 8 at a time and
fry, turning the pieces occasionally, until evenly golden brown and cooked through,
about 20 minutes. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to a rack
to drain. Repeat to cook the remaining pieces. Serve hot.
Beer Batter Shrimp
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yield: N/A
Ingredients:
3
Eggs
3 cups Flour
1 tsp.
Baking Powder
12 oz.
Favorite Beer
Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake®
Method:
Preheat oil for deep frying to 350°F. In mixing bowl beat eggs gently. Add flour and
beer gradually until batter is a little thicker than pancake batter. Mix in baking
powder. Dredge shrimp, fish, or
vegetables through batter. Shake off excess, and fry at 350°F until golden brown.
Cajun Injector® Fried Catfish
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 3-5 minutes
Yield: 3-4 lbs. of fish
Ingredients:
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
1 package Cajun Injector® Seasoned Fish Fry Mix
Method:
Preheat oil to 350˚F. Dip Fish into a bowl of cold water. Shake off excess water.
Roll Fish in 10 ounces of the Cajun Injector Seasoned Fish Fry Mix. Deep fry at
350˚F until golden brown.
Cajun Injector® Hushpuppies
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 3-5 minutes
Yield: 16-18 hushpuppies
Ingredients:
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
1 package Cajun Injector® Hushpuppy Cornbread Mix
1 egg
1/4 cup of milk
Method:
Preheat oil to 350˚F. Combine 8 ounces of the Cajun Injector Hushpuppy
Cornbread Mix, 1 egg and 1/4 cup of milk in bowl. Mix until smooth. Let batter
stand for 30 minutes to thicken. Drop batter by tablespoon or scoop into hot oil.
Deep fry at 350˚F until golden brown.
Chicken Fried Venison Steak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Marinade Time: 1-2 hours
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
1 - 10 oz. Packet of Cajun Injector® Chicken Fry Mix
4 - 4 oz. Venison Cubed Steaks
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Heat enough oil for
deep frying to 350°F. Mix 6 tablespoons of Cajun Injector Chicken Fry Mix with 3/4
cup of water and mix until smooth. Dip steaks into batter then roll in remaining dry
chicken mix until coated. Deep fry the coated steaks at 350°F until golden brown.
Louisiana Wildly Wicked Buffalo Catfish Wrap
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Yield: 5 wraps
Ingredients:
1 lb.
1
1
1/2 cup
1
1 lb.
2 cups
Catfish Fillets (USA raised)
(8 oz.) bag Cajun Injector® Chicken Fry Mix
Diced Tomato
Louisiana Brand Wildly Wicked Wing Sauce
Package (8 inch) Flour Tortillas
Cole Slaw (recipe follows)
Cottonseed Oil, for Frying
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Cut catfish fillets
chicken into strips about 1/2”- 3/4” wide and batter according to the directions on
the chicken fry bag. Fry until golden brown, remove, and drain on paper towels.
Toss catfish strip in wing sauce to coat evenly. Heat tortillas in an oven or
microwave until warm and pliable. Assemble the wrap by adding coleslaw, catfish
strips, and diced tomatoes.
Cole Slaw
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Ingredients:
8 oz.
4 oz.
2 oz.
1 oz.
1
1 lb.
Mayonnaise
Sour Cream
Sugar
Apple Cider Vinegar
Clove Minced Garlic
Cole Slaw Mix
Method:
Mix mayo, sour cream, sugar, vinegar, and garlic together in mixing bowl, add the
mixture to the slaw and mix well.
Louisiana Wildly Wicked Turkey Tenders
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
Ingredients:
1
2
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
2 tbsps.
10 oz. packet of Cajun Injector® Chicken Fry Mix
Turkey Breast Boneless Skinless Cut into Strips
Louisiana Brand Wildly Wicked Wing Sauce
Melted butter
Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Heat enough oil for
deep frying to 350°F. Mix 6 tablespoons of Fry mix with 3/4 cup of water and mix
until smooth. Dip turkey strips into batter then roll in remaining dry chicken mix until
coated. Deep fry the coated tenders at 350°F until golden brown. While turkey is
cooking melt butter and mix with wing sauce. When turkey is cooked remove from
oil place in bowl and cover with wing sauce and butter mixture, toss to coat well.
Bruce’s® Tempura Battered Smoked Soft-shell Crab
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Yield: 6 crabs
Ingredients:
6
2
1 cup
1 qt.
Soft-shell Crabs
Packages Bruce’s® Sweet Potato Pancake Mix
Seltzer Water
Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake®
Cottonseed Oil for Frying
Method:
Smoke the softshell crab for 30 minutes at 165°F degrees with pecan wood
pelletes. In a mixing bowl, combine pancake mix and seltzer water to make a
batter. Carefully dip the crab into the batter and fry at 350°F or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels and serve with Cajun cole slaw.
Cajun King® Country Fried Quail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:
3
1/4 cup
1 tbsp.
1 bag
2 tbsp.
4
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
Large Eggs
Milk
“Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
Cajun Injector® Chicken Fry Mix
Cajun King® Blended Spice Mix
Quail, cleaned and cut in half
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Heat enough
cottonseed oil for deep frying to 350°F. Beat eggs and milk together, and add hot
sauce. Combine fry mix and blended spice mix. Dredge the quail in the egg
mixture then in the fry mix, knock off excess coating and deep fry until golden
brown.
Cajun Injector® Chicken Fried Caribou Steak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Marinade Time: 1-2 hours
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:
4
1
1
1 tbsp.
2 tbsps.
(4 oz.) Caribou Cubed Steaks
(16 oz.) jar Cajun Injector® Creole Butter Recipe Marinade
(10 oz.) packet of Cajun Injector® Chicken Fry Mix
Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake®
“Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Heat enough oil for
deep frying to 350° F. Mix 6 tablespoons of Fry mix with 3/4 cup of water and mix
until smooth. Dip steaks into batter then roll in remaining dry chicken mix until
coated. Deep fry the coated steaks at 350° F until golden brown.
Cajun King® Country Fried Quail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:
3
1/4 cup
1 tbsp.
1 bag
2 tbsp.
4
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
Large Eggs
Milk
“Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
Cajun Injector® Chicken Fry Mix
Cajun King® Blended Spice Mix
Quail, cleaned and cut in half
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Heat enough cottonseed oil
for deep frying to 350°F. Beat eggs and milk together, and add hot sauce. Combine fry mix
and blended spice mix. Dredge the quail in the egg mixture then in the fry mix, knock off
excess coating and deep fry until golden brown.
Cajun Injector® Chicken Fried Caribou Steak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Marinade Time: 1-2 hours
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:
4
1
1
1 tbsp.
2 tbsps.
(4 oz.) Caribou Cubed Steaks
(16 oz.) jar Cajun Injector® Creole Butter Recipe Marinade
(10 oz.) packet of Cajun Injector® Chicken Fry Mix
Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake®
“Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Heat enough oil for
deep frying to 350° F. Mix 6 tablespoons of Fry mix with 3/4 cup of water and mix
until smooth. Dip steaks into batter then roll in remaining dry chicken mix until
coated. Deep fry the coated steaks at 350° F until golden brown.
Incredible Corn Dogs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 16 servings
Ingredients:
1-1/2 cups
1 cup
1/2 cup
2 tsps.
1-1/2 tsps.
3/4 tsps.
2
1/4 cup
3/4 cup
2
16
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
Cornmeal
All-purpose flour
Sugar
Baking powder
Salt
Black pepper
Large eggs
Cajun Injector® Creole Butter Recipe Marinade
Half-and-half
(12 oz.) Package hot dogs (regular size)
(10 oz.) wooden skewers
Creole mustard for dipping
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Combine cornmeal, flour,
sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper; stir well with a whisk. In another bowl combine
eggs, marinade, and half-and-half. Stir well. Combine cornmeal mixture and egg mixture. Mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Pat hot dogs dry with paper towels.
Secure hot dogs onto wooden skewers. Dip into batter, coating all sides well. Fry a few
hot dogs at a time for 3 minutes or until golden. Remove from hot oil and drain on paper
towels. Serve warm with Creole mustard.
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Fried Cornish Hens
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 16-20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:
2
6 oz.
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
Whole Cornish Hens
Cajun Injector® Creole Butter Recipe Marinade
Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake® seasoning
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Prepare Cornish
hens while oil is heating. Remove giblets and rinse Cornish hens with warm water.
Drain cavity completely. While oil is heating, inject Cornish hens using 1/2 ounce of
marinade in each breast, 1/4 ounce into each leg and thigh.* Rub Cajun Injector
Quick Shake Cajun Shake seasoning on the outside and inside of Cornish hens.
Place Cornish hens in basket and lower slowly into oil. Fry for 10 minutes per
pound of meat. Remove basket and place in a pan to drain excess oil.
Bite Size Crab Cakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3-5 minutes
Yield: 24 1 inch patties
Ingredients:
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
1 lb.
Fresh lump crab meat
1/2 cup
Breadcrumbs
1 tbsp.
Minced parsley
1/2 tsp.
Salt
1/2 tsp.
Pepper
1/4 cup
Mayonnaise
1 cup
Egg, lightly beaten
2 tsps.
Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp.
Prepared mustard
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Remove any shell
pieces from crab meat. Lightly squeeze to drain excess moisture, transfer to dish,
cover and chill until needed. Combine breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, and pepper; stir
well with a whisk. Add mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire sauce and mustard; stir
well. Gently stir in crab meat. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) patties. Fry in 2
batches for 2 minutes or until golden. Remove from hot oil and drain on paper
towels. Serve with cocktail sauce if desired.
Copyright © 2003 The Ultimate Turkey Fryer Cookbook, Meredith Books
Louisiana Cocktail Sauce
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Yield: 2 cups
Ingredients:
1 cup
Tomato sauce
1/4 cup
Ketchup
2 tbsps.
Red wine vinegar
3 tbsps.
Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp.
Horseradish
1/4 cup
Chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup
Chopped celery
1 tbsp.
Diced garlic
Salt (to taste)
“Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce to taste
Method:
In a large ceramic bowl, combine tomato sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire
sauce and horseradish. Using a wire whisk, blend until all ingredients are well incorporated. Add bell pepper, celery and garlic, and season to taste with salt and hot sauce.
Continue to blend until all seasonings are evenly mixed throughout the sauce. Adjust
seasonings to your taste should more sweetness or tartness be desired. Cover and
refrigerate overnight for flavors to develop.
Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 minutes
Yield: 24 stuffed jalapenos
Ingredients:
24
jalapeno
4 oz.
strips
1/2 cup
1 tbsp.
3/4 cup
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
Fresh whole jalapeño peppers or 2 (12 ounce) jars whole
pepper, drained
Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, cut into 24 (1-1/2 inch long)
All-purpose flour
Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake® seasoning
Buttermilk
Ranch-style dressing for dipping
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Cut peppers
length-wise down one side, leaving the other side intact. Remove seeds and
membrane. Stuff each pepper with a piece of cheese. Combine flour and Cajun
Injector Quick Shake Cajun Shake seasoning. Stir will with a whisk. Slowly pour
buttermilk into flour mixture while stirring. Stir until smooth. Dip stuffed peppers in
batter, coating all sides well. Fry 6 to 8 peppers at a time for 2 minutes or until
golden. Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towels. Serve warm with
ranch-style dressing.
Copyright © 2003 The Ultimate Turkey Fryer Cookbook, Meredith Books
Fried Corn on the Cob
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Ingredients:
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
1 package (12 half ears) frozen corn on the cob, thawed
Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake® seasoning to taste
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Fry corn in hot oil
for 4 minutes, turning once. Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle corn with
Cajun Injector Quick Shake Cajun Shake seasoning.
Fried Potato Salad
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5-10 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Ingredients:
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
6
Large eggs
1 lb.
Bacon
4 lbs.
Red potatoes
Cajun Injector® Quick Shake® Cajun Shake® seasoning
to taste
1-1/2 cups
Mayonnaise
1/2 cup
Dill pickle relish
Method:
Cover eggs with 1 inch cold water in a large pot. Place over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 15 to 17 minutes. Drain
water. Run cold water over eggs until completely cool. Peel and chop eggs; set
aside. Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer or 350˚F in propane fryer. Separate
bacon strips. Carefully lower each piece of bacon into hot oil; fry for 1 minute or
until crisp. Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towels. Crumble; set aside.
Scrub potatoes, and rinse with cold water. Cut into 1-inch cubes. Fry potatoes in
batches for 5 minutes, or until tender and golden. Remove from hot oil and drain
on paper towels. Place warm potatoes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with Cajun Injector
Quick Shake Cajun Shake seasoning to taste and toss well. Add crumbled bacon,
chopped eggs, mayonnaise, and relish; toss until potatoes are well coated.
Copyright © 2003 The Ultimate Turkey Fryer Cookbook, Meredith Books
Popcorn Shrimp
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3-5 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings
Ingredients:
1 lb.
1 tsp.
1 tsp.
1
1 cup
1 cup
3 tsps.
1 cup
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
Cleaned crawfish tails or shrimp
Fresh thyme, chopped
Fresh basil, chopped
Salt and black pepper (to taste)
Egg
Water
Milk
“Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce, divided
Cajun King® Cajun Fry Mix
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Season crawfish or
shrimp using thyme, basil, salt, black pepper, and 1 teaspoon of hot sauce. In a
bowl, prepare an eggwash by combining egg, milk, water, and 2 teaspoons of hot
sauce. Season eggwash to taste with salt and pepper. Place Cajun King Cajun Fry
in a second bowl. Dip crawfish or shrimp in eggwash, then in Cajun Fry Mix. Deep
fry until golden brown.
Chicken Fried Venison Steak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Marinade Time: 1-2 hours
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:
Cajun Injector® Cottonseed Oil
1
10 oz. Packet of Cajun Injector® Chicken Fry Mix
4
4 oz. Venison Cubed Steaks
Method:
Preheat oil to 400˚F in electric fryer, or 350˚F in propane fryer. Heat enough oil for
deep frying to 350° F. Mix 6 tablespoons of Cajun Injector Chicken Fry Mix with 3/4
cup of water and mix until smooth. Dip steaks into batter then roll in remaining dry
chicken mix until coated. Deep fry the coated steaks at 350° F until golden brown.
Boiled Crabs
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 crabs
Ingredients:
1
Dozen Live Blue Crabs
3 tbsps.
Cayenne Pepper
1/4 cup Table Salt
1/4 cup “Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
2
Lemons, Quartered
1
Onion, Halved
3/4 lb.
Small Potatoes (about 2 inches in diameter)
1
Head of Garlic (not separated into cloves)
3
Ears of Corn, Shucked
Method:
Put 4 gallons of water in Cajun Injector® Fryer and set temperature to 400°F.
While water is coming to a boil, in a deep sink, rinse crabs in 2 or 3 changes of
water. Place crabs in fryer basket and set aside. Add cayenne, salt, hot sauce,
lemons, and onions and boil 5 minutes. Add potatoes and garlic and boil until
tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer potatoes and garlic with a large sieve to a
platter and keep warm, covered with foil. Add corn to boiling water and cook until
tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer corn with tongs to platter and keep warm,
covered with foil. Return water to a boil. Add crabs. Return water to a boil and cook
crabs until just cooked through, about 10 minutes. (To determine doneness,
remove a claw and crack it with the handle of a dinner knife. Use knife to extract
meat from claw). Remove basket from water, and hang on clip and let drain a few
minutes. Serve.
Boiled Shrimp
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 lbs. shrimp
Ingredients:
10 lbs.
Fresh Shrimp Head on
3 tbsps.
Cayenne Pepper
1/4 cup
Table Salt
1/4 cup
“Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
2
Lemons, Quartered
1
Onion ,Halved
3/4 lb.
Small Potatoes (about 2 inches in diameter)
1
Head of Garlic (not separated into cloves)
3
Ears of Corn, Shucked
Method:
Put 4 gallons of water in Cajun Injector® Fryer and set temperature to 400°F.
While water is boiling, rinse shrimp with cold water and place in fryer basket. When
water is boiling add cayenne, salt, hot sauce, lemons, and onions and boil 5
minutes. Add potatoes and garlic, boil until tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer
potatoes and garlic with a large sieve to a large platter and keep warm, covered
with foil. Add corn to boiling water and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer
corn with tongs to platter and keep warm, covered with foil. Return water to a boil.
Place baskets with shrimp slowly into water return to a boil and cook shrimp until
just cooked through, about 7 minutes or until pink. Remove basket from water and
hang on clip and let drain a few minutes. Serve with favorite cocktail sauce.
Boiled Vegetables
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: N/A
Ingredients:
3 tbsps.
Cayenne Pepper
1/4 cup
Table Salt
1/4 cup
“Original” Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
2
Lemons, Quartered
4
Onions ,Halved
1 lb.
Small Potatoes (about 2 inches in diameter)
1
Head of Garlic (not separated into cloves)
6
Ears of Corn, Shucked
Method:
Put 4 gallons of water in Cajun Injector® Fryer and set temperature to 400°F.
While water is boiling, clean vegetables. When water is boiling add cayenne, salt,
hot sauce, and onions. Boil for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and garlic; boil until tender,
about 15 minutes. Transfer potatoes and garlic with a large sieve to a large platter
and keep warm, cover with foil. Add corn to boiling water and cook until tender,
about 5 minutes. Remove with tongs and serve with the rest of the vegetables.
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