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deep-fried turkey in KC--I just want to taste it!

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asiansensation007 Nov 15, 2007 11:46 AM

I have read so much about the nirvana of deep fried turkey. However, not having the equipment or the nerve to engage in such a potentially "burn-your-house-down" activity, I was wondering if there was anywhere I could buy a deep fried turkey in kansas city? Also, would it be "soggy" if it wasn't fresh? How well does it keep? I am afraid to buy one because we all know what happens to deep friend things such as french fries after just a day in the fridge....

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    SonyBob Nov 16, 2007 07:59 AM

    There's a Cabelas in K.C, and they usually have a demo during the holidays. Becides, it gives you an excuse to go to Cabelas! Fried turkeys are very good but I think the injected stuff distracts from the flavor and, well, it's just not a "Thanksgiving" kind of thing. No wonderful smell, no Norman Rockwell image, etc.. Just me.
    Bob

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      chileheadmike Nov 16, 2007 06:32 AM

      Winslows in the city market used to do fried turkeys. Not sure if they still do but you could give them a call.

      1. pikawicca Nov 15, 2007 01:37 PM

        If you have a local Sam's Club, call and ask if they're going to be doing a demo this weekend. They sell the fryers and huge containers of oil, and usually fry up some birds outside the front door, and hand out samples. I scared myself half to death the two times I actually fried my own -- way too dangerous for me! Very tasty bird, though.

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          asiansensation007 Nov 15, 2007 06:19 PM

          i live right down the street from Sams! i am going to call them tomorrow! now you've got me all excited!

        2. Katie Nell Nov 15, 2007 01:01 PM

          I know it's a chain, but I know Popeye's sold them last year. I didn't care for my one experience with deep-fried turkey, but it could of been numerous factors why.

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            asiansensation007 Nov 15, 2007 06:20 PM

            was popeyes your one experience? if not, did you just not care for the taste?

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              Katie Nell Nov 16, 2007 05:19 AM

              No, I haven't had the Popeye's one. My boyfriend (my husband now) several, several years ago did a demo for Home Depot on the local news on how to safely fry a turkey. (He's never lived that one down!) He made one for me then, but he used the marinade injector kit that came with it, and I didn't care for the taste of it. I also thought the texture was kind of rubbery. But, like I said, it could have been many factors why I didn't like it and not necessarily that I don't like fried turkey, you know?

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