Step 1: Acquire the appropriate spices
Sage is your primary ingredient here but definitely not the only one.
Basically you're replacing a bit of the frying oil with the infused oil you're making here. Each year we've fried a turkey we've used ABOUT 3.5-4 gallons of Peanut oil (Canola works too, but peanut tends to yield better overall results).
This "recipe" is for just shy of a gallon of infused flavored oil to replace that much peanut oil.
-4-5 LARGE Bunches of fresh sage
-1 large bunch of fresh rosemary
-1 bunch of fresh thyme
-7-8 Bay leaves
-tablespoon of peppercorns (doesn't matter what color)
-1-2 fresh Cayenne peppers (or equivalent weight in thai peppers or 1/2 a habanero)
-tablespoon of dried Basil or 4-5 large fresh leaves
-tablespoon of dried Oregano
-1 Gallon of Canola oil (yes, Canola - it tends to absorb flavors better).
Step 2: Cook the spices
add a 1/4 cup of the canola oil and a splash or 2 of water.
On high heat saut� while mixing thoroughly until the sage leaves start to get a bit dark (this is completely subjective, really you only need to cook for about 3-4 min)
Step 3: BLEND!
Basically fill the blender jar about 1/2-2/3 with your spices and the canola oil.
Blend until paste-like.
add more and more oil until its full-ish (on very low blending speed).
Now funnel back into your 1 Gallon Canola oil bottle (or several bottles if you couldn't buy it 1 container).
it should now look like this pic.
Step 4: Measure!
the day of thanksgiving, you want to filter out the detritus spice particles.
After your measure out the EXACT amount of oil you'll need using water (see other instrucables for full instructions) in your deep frying metal bucket (BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE AMOUNT OF OIL YOU USE, YOU COULD EASILY BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE), subtract about 1 gallon from that amount in order to fit the Sage oil.
Step 5: Filter!
I usually use a wire mesh scooper (use for stir frying, etc) but you can use a colander + coffee filter, anything wire mesh, ideally a $40+ Williams Sonoma wire mesh splatter preventer but this can be easily substituted with any number of things.
Step 6: Add to other oil
Top off with the rest of your Peanut oil to the exact marking.
Don't worry about the little bit water on top, itll boil off very quickly.
Cook like normal! the Turkey will be MUCH more flavorful, in addition to the Zucchini Sticks, Blooming Onion, Mozzarella Balls/Sticks, Tater Tots, Tempura Broccoli that you SHOULD be frying as long as you have several gallons of oil available!
Don't forget to deep fry a good portion of your leftovers too, then recycle the oil...