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

RacerX Nov 17, 2008 12:06 PM

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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    Briggs RE: RacerX Nov 17, 2008 01:29 PM

    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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      exilekiss RE: Briggs Nov 18, 2008 07:43 AM

      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. :)

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        Briggs RE: exilekiss Nov 18, 2008 08:28 AM

        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.

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          rameniac RE: exilekiss Nov 18, 2008 09:24 AM

          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.

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            Briggs RE: rameniac Nov 18, 2008 02:42 PM

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

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              exilekiss RE: rameniac Nov 18, 2008 09:40 PM

              Thanks rameniac, Briggs.

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

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                LesThePress RE: exilekiss Nov 19, 2008 02:07 PM

                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.

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          rickym13 RE: RacerX Nov 17, 2008 02:22 PM

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

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            bulavinaka RE: RacerX Nov 17, 2008 02:38 PM

            I believe Bristol Farms carries them in their freezer section.

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              wilafur RE: bulavinaka Nov 17, 2008 03:22 PM

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

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              Waverly SGV RE: RacerX Nov 17, 2008 09:01 PM

              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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                rameniac RE: Waverly SGV Nov 17, 2008 10:38 PM

                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.

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                NYCnowLA RE: RacerX Nov 17, 2008 09:16 PM

                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.

                1. RacerX RE: RacerX Nov 18, 2008 11:39 AM

                  Thanks to everyone for their tips and recomendations...

                  I'm definitely intrigued by the Tasty Q suggestion - maybe we'll try it for Xmas, to avoid the Thanksgiving craziness that rameniac alluded to.

                  The Miss Peaches suggestion also sounded good, especially and doesn't sound too far from me in the Valley.

                  Just as an fyi, I checked out my local Gelsons in Encino last nite and found out that they carried turducken, but it was for 99 bucks.

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                    wilafur RE: RacerX Nov 18, 2008 11:53 AM

                    $99 is the avg price for a turducken. if you buy it online, with shipping, it will run you the same, if not slightly more.

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                      Citron58 RE: RacerX Nov 18, 2008 12:08 PM

                      Gelson's has had them in the past. This company is also reliable: http://www.cajungrocer.com/

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                      andytseng RE: RacerX Nov 18, 2008 09:31 PM

                      I don't know if this is an option you have any interest in, but there are the supplies available these days to fry your own turkey. As long as you take the proper precautions, you should be able to avoid burning your house down. If you're a fan of deep fried turkey (as I am), it might be worth the investment. And it's kind of fun to boot.

                      Maybe not so much if you have kids running around.

                      1. alkylyou RE: RacerX Nov 19, 2008 01:15 PM

                        if you're near the south bay, check out ragin cajun in hermosa.
                        i hear they do a mean cajun style deep fried turkey.

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