If you love country fried steak, then you’ll love this country fried turkey like Cracker Barrel with gravy just as well, if not, more!
Chances are, you already have all of these ingredients in your fridge and pantry (minus the turkey..). Grab some Creole seasoning, salt and pepper, eggs, flour, buttermilk, garlic salt, Lawry’s, and some vegetable oil (or canola), and nice seasoned cast iron skillet and get ready to dig into this delicious country fried turkey! And of course, we also have the recipe for Cracker Barrel Country Gravy!
Sliced turkey breast (pounded thin to 1/4 or 3/8 inches thick)
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning and two pinches of salt
1 tablespoon flour (to mix with the eggs and buttermilk)
1/2 cup buttermilk (it’s important to use buttermilk – I do not recommend using regular milk)
1 1/2 cups flour (this is for seasoning your turkey slices)
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon Lawry’s seasoning salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
Vegetable oil or any frying oil
Pound your turkey breast thin and season with some Creole seasoning and the salt. Allow to rest 30 to 60 minutes in the refrigerator.
Add vegetable oil to skillet and warm on medium high. Mix up your eggs with 1 tablespoon flour and 1/2 cup buttermilk. Stir together the 1 1/2 cups of flour with the garlic salt, seasoned salt and pepper.
Double dip and double bread your turkey, then fry for 3 minutes on each side. Serve with your faves like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, baked beans, and a warm buttery bread roll.
How to make Cracker Barrel Country Gravy:
5 slices maple bacon
1 tablespoon butter
1⁄4 cup diced onion
4 tablespoons flour
2 1⁄2 – 3 1⁄2 cups milk (depending on how thick you like it)
3⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Brown the bacon in a large skillet, over medium-high heat, and then remove and crumble.
Add the butter and onions to the pan, and cook until onions are just browning.
Turn the heat to low and add the flour. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the roux smells nutty.
Whisk in the milk, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil over low heat, stirring often.
Add the crumbled bacon. Pour over the country fried chicken.