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Deep-Fried Wild Turkey Fingers Recipe

These deep-fried wild turkey fingers are best served with a side of homemade gravy

Deep-Fried Wild Turkey Fingers Recipe
Marinate the turkey strips in a combination of Italian dressing, garlic powder and liquid smoke. (Photo courtesy of
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Serves: 5
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 5 pound turkey breast, de-boned and cut into strips
  • Homemade Italian dressing (enough to cover the turkey strips)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Canola oil for frying


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Marinade the turkey strips for several hours or preferably overnight in the Italian dressing, garlic powder, and liquid smoke.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs first and then add the milk; mixing well. In another bowl add the flour, salt and pepper. You may add cayenne pepper to the flour mixture according to your preference.
  3. 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.
  4. To make the gravy, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add salt and pepper. Slowly add 2 tablespoons of flour and cook for a minute or two. Slowly add 1 cup of milk and stir continually until mixture thickens.
  5. Serve the fried wild turkey fingers with the homemade gravy on the side. Enjoy!

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