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Fried turkey biscuit with red pepper jelly, recipe by Stacy Lyn Harris

Fried Turkey Biscuits with Red Pepper Jelly and Goat Cheese

This super easy turkey biscuit recipe gives you tender, crunchy turkey that pairs perfectly with the tangy creaminess of the goat cheese and the sweet kick of the red pepper jelly.


Fried Turkey Biscuits

  • 1/2 turkey breast cut into fillets
  • peanut oil for frying
  • red pepper jelly
  • Homemade biscuits
  • 2 ounces goat cheese

Brine Ingredients

  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Original Alaga Cane Syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

For the coating

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar


Brining the turkey

  • In a baking dish, whisk together all brine ingredients until well incorporated. Place all 4 x 4 x 1-inch turkey fillets in the brine and refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours.

Coating the turkey

  • Remove the turkey fillets from the refrigerator and place on a cooking rack over a cookie sheet. In a shallow bowl, thoroughly whisk the gg and buttermilk together. In a baking dish, mix together the rest of the coating ingredients. Dip the turkey pieces on at a time into the egg mixture then dredge into the flour mixture, thoroughly coating both sides of the turkey fillet. Place the fillets back onto the cooling rack. Allow them to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes, or enough time for the coating to set.
  • In a Dutch oven or cast iron skillet, heat oil to 350 degrees. In batches, fry the turkey on one side for about 7 to 8 minutes, then turn and fry on the other side for about 6 minutes, or until the turkey registers at 160 degrees. Remove to paper towels. Repeat until all the turkey is fried.
  • Using my Homemade Biscuits recipe, cut a warm biscuit in half, and place goat cheese on both sides of the biscuit. Place the turkey on the bottom half of the biscuit. Spoon 2 tablespoons of red pepper jelly on the top half of the biscuit and put the top on the turkey.


Note: I butterfly the turkey breast before brining. The brine penetrates into the turkey easier, and it creates more surface area for frying.