I always inject my fried turkeys. I like a cajun butter type injection...I usually buy a jar along with an injector. Tony Chachari's is one brand...there are others and I haven't found a nasty one yet. If you rub the bird get under the skin - otherwise, it just boils off.
Oh yeah, make sure the sucker is really and truly defrosted!! I get it defrosted, inject, rub, and then put back in the fridge, uncovered, usually overnight, (I have a spare refrigerator) to allow the skin the dry out.
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