Homemade Turkey Nuggets (Fried Version)

1 pound wild turkey, diced in 1 inch cubes
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder 
1 tablespoon onion powder 
1 tablespoon smoked paprika 
1/2 tablespoon cracked pepper
½ teaspoon dried oregano 
¼ teaspoon sea salt 
1 large egg beaten 
1 ½ cup milk  
3 cups cooking oil 


  1. Rinse turkey and pat dry, cut into 1 inch cubes and soak in milk for 15-20 minutes in fridge
  2. In large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix completely 
  3. Create an assembly line, turkey, flour, egg, flour, clean plate 
  4. Heat oil over medium/ high heat
  5. Take your turkey from the milk dredge in flour, followed by egg, followed by flour and set on plate. Finish all turkey pieces and let rest for 1-2 minutes 
  6. Add turkey to fryer in batches. Cook 3-5 minutes until turkey reaches 16o degrees and juices runs clear 
  7. Let drain on paper toweled wire rack 
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy

—Jeremiah Doughty

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