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Nov 17, 2008 12:06 PM

Are Either Deep Fried Turkeys or Turduckens Available in So Cal?

We're looking for something different to serve on Thanksgiving this year and I was wondering if anyone was aware of any sources locally for either deep fried turkey or turducken.


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  1. Tasty Q on Crenshaw. You can either bring them your bird that they'll deep fry, or for a couple of bucks more (give or take), let them supply the gobble. If you don't need a big turkey, I'd go with the second option. It's been awhile, but IIRC, they only have 13lb birds.

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    1. re: Briggs

      Hi Briggs,

      Sweet! :) That's impressive that they'll fry any bird you bring as well. How was the Turducken or Deep Fried Turkey at Tasty Q? I'm always fearing that it's way too oily and unhealthy. :)

      1. re: exilekiss

        I don't know if it's ANY bird (like a Turducken). Call them for the details. It's been awhile since we were there, but we just used their turkeys for Thanksgiving and New Year's - it was just easier. Can't talk about how unhealthy it was, but it sure tasted great - and no, it wasn't oily or greasy at all.

        1. re: exilekiss

          yea, like biggs said, tasty q was great last year. one thing, though. if you do get your bird fried from them, either order or drop it off early! there was a HUGE backlog of turkeys coming out of the fryer last year, and it was something like 2 or 3 in the morning when mine was ready. if i remember correctly, they worked through thanksgiving eve and early morning frying up the birds, and there were people waiting around all night for their pickup. seriously, not pleasant.

          1. re: rameniac

            Wow, I never experienced that - nor would I want to, regardless of how good it was (and it was pretty darn good).

            1. re: rameniac

              Thanks rameniac, Briggs.

              I may have to see if my Thanksgiving Hounds wanna try Tasty Q Deep Fried Turkey this year! :)

              1. re: exilekiss

                I'm sure it's way too late to get your turkey done at TQ. I called last year about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and they were all booked up.

        2. i had turduckens at brenan's in downtown disney few years ago

          1. I believe Bristol Farms carries them in their freezer section.

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            1. re: bulavinaka

              and if they do not have turduckens in stock, they will order one for you.

            2. Miss Peaches in NoHo offers deep fried cajun style turkeys.

              This year, we're ordering a Chinese style turkey and sticky rice stuffing from Fu Shing in Pasadena.

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              1. re: Waverly SGV

                has anybody had this cajun turkey from miss peaches?

                tried tasty-q last year, it was good but i wouldn't mind checking out an alternative, especially one that involves cajun seasoning.

              2. i saw a uncooked house-made turducken at the Whole Foods in Venice. it was scary looking! i took a picture of it with my phone. i will attach.