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Pan Fried Wild Turkey Recipes

These pan fried wild turkey recipes are delicious and so easy to make.

Skillet fried wild turkey breast strips and nuggets too.  Many of my wild game recipes are featured on OutdoorChannel.com

Fried Wild Turkey Recipes

Fried Wild Turkey Recipes
Fried Wild Turkey

This is a simple wild turkey recipe, but tastes fantastic. You can even use this for fish. It’s very versatile.


2 cups bread crumbs (I use Old London plain bread crumbs)
6 eggs
1 TBS garlic powder
1 TBS onion powder
2 lbs turkey breast, cut into strips
oil for frying

PREHEAT oil to 375 degrees.

Place the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl or on a plate. In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the garlic and onion powder. Dip strips in eggs, then coat with crumb mixture.

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil and test cook with one piece of a strip before cooking all of them. Fry until center is cooked and strip is a deep golden brown.

The amount of ingredients used should be adjusted accordingly to the amount of turkey you want to fry.

Light Airy Batter for Frying Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey fried with Light Batter


1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp homemade garlic powder
1/2 tsp homemade onion powder
1 cup self rising flour
10 turkey tenderloins
1/2 cup flour
shortening or canola oil for frying, approximately 6 to 10 cups

PREHEAT oil to 350 degrees.

Whisk the egg, milk, broth, and seasonings together in a bowl until salt is dissolved. Whisk the self rising flour into the mixture and let rest for 5 minutes.

Coat each piece with the 1/2 cup flour and then dip into the batter. Let some batter drip off and add to the hot oil. Fry 4 pieces (depending on the size, you don’t want to crowd them when cooking) at a time for approximately 7 to 9 minutes.

Chicken Fried Wild Turkey and Gravy Recipe
Chicken Fried Wild Turkey


5 lb turkey breast, boned and cut into strips
homemade Italian dressing (enough to cover the turkey strips)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp liquid smoke

Marinade the turkey strips for several hours or preferably overnight in the above three ingredients.

2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 cups flour
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
canola oil for frying

In a small bowl, beat the eggs first and then add the milk; mixing well. In another bowl add the flour, salt and pepper.

Dip the turkey strips into the egg mixture and then dust with the flour and seasonings. Deep fry until golden brown and the juices run clear. Drain.

For quick gravy:
Melt 2 TBS butter and add salt and pepper. Slowly add 2 TBS flour and cook for a minute or two. Slowly add 1 cup of milk and stir continually until mixture thickens.  Add a little Kitchen Bouquet to darken the gravy.

Wild Turkey Recipes