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Old 12-09-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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Default Deep fried turkey

Does anyone know where, locally, we can order a deep fried turkey for the holiday? Want to try it out without the hassle of buying the oil and deep fryer...

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Old 12-09-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Loudoun Cty, Virginia
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I don't know of anywhere that you can actually order them from a store.

I have my own fryer that is barely ever used, but fried turkey sure is tasty! I think you can pick up a fryer for relatively inexpensive nowadays, might be worth the expense if you find you like it.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Woodbridge, VA
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Was looking at the same for Thanksgiving. Have done my own in the past, I would rather just have it done for me. Then a coworker suggested Popeyes (yeah, the chicken place)..... I havent' done it, but thinking about it.

Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen - Cajun Turkey (http://www.popeyes.com/turkey.php - broken link)
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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Popeyes is the only one I know of.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: DC
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It's old, but this is what I found:
Fried Turkey for Thanksgiviing - Washington DC & Baltimore Area - Chowhound

Of the options listed, you could try looking at Eastern Market (they mention Inman's) or a farmer's market, maybe?
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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If I am not mistaken, I think you should be able to order one from Georgia Brown's, since it's on the menu. Other than that, you can order online from a few places, some of whom ship overnight.

Jive Turkey in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill, for example, will ship their turkeys and they have unique flavor options as well. There's usually a long line to get one at the store, so they must be pretty good.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Was looking at the same for Thanksgiving. Have done my own in the past, I would rather just have it done for me. Then a coworker suggested Popeyes (yeah, the chicken place)..... I havent' done it, but thinking about it.

Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen - Cajun Turkey (http://www.popeyes.com/turkey.php - broken link)

Apparently, the cajun turkey is only available for order at Thanksgiving, not Xmas...My brother just called them.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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The only problem with deep-fried turkeys....no gravy!!! (Unless it's a "bottled" brand..ick!)
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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The great thing about fried turkey is you don't need gravy. I made one for thanksgiving and it turned out great. If you do invest in a fryer, go with an electric one. It works well for indoor use and doesn't have all the safety concerns of a propane model (open flame + 3 gallons of oil + inexperience = BIG Fire!). It also works well for boiling crabs!
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Are we talking about frying a turkey in peanut oil? I have a friend that did it himself and the turkey was good, but the cost of the oil was prohibitive.
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