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Nov 4, 2004 05:08 PM

Deep Fried Turkey Question

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J. Gold recommends Tasty Q (2959 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 735-8325) for their deep fried turkey. Has anyone ever ordered/eaten one from Tasty Q? How far in advance do I have to order? Any other thoughts for places where I can order deep fried turkey that are closer to the San Gabriel Valley? TIA

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  1. I LOOOOVVVVVVE Tasty-Q although it gets mixed reviews on this board. I've only had fried turkey leg and it was sooooo yummy. The skin had been rubbed with some nice herb blend before being fried.

    Last year, I saw people walking away looking dejected the weekend before Thanksgiving. Give them a call now to find out what the cut-off is. This place appears to have at most 7-10 employees so there are limits on what they can do, but you're in for a treat if they cook your bird.

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    1. re: Erica

      The 'cue is good, the bird is great.

    2. Tasty Q charges about $2 a pound to fry your turkey. I think it's $3 a pound if they use their turkey. If the turkey is for Thanksgiving, better take it there now.

      As for the taste, it was very good. We had it for Thanksgiving and very moist and juicy. We had a group of 30 family and friends who ate 40lbs of fried turkey and everybody loved it.

      This year we are having fried and smoked turkey from Tasty Q. We took them in last night. Smoked turkey is $2.50 a pound if you bring the turkey.

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      1. re: RUBulldog

        Thanks! It never even occurred to me that I could bring them a turkey of my own.

      2. Just a it yourself....easy and tastes so down side is the leftover oil, but it tases so good!!! We are having that and prime rib for Thanksgiving!

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        1. re: john

          Um, the other downside is that it'll cost about $40- just for the oil...

        2. I've never been to Tasty-Q but this sounds so good I want to try it. Can you just go in and order some small portion of fried turkey on any random day, or is it only special orders and whole turkeys for Thanksgiving?


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          1. re: JurisDog

            They do offer a fried turkey dinner for about $9. I believe they also offer a fried turkey sandwich.

            1. re: JurisDog

              Yes, the fried turkey sandwich was on the regular menu and it was pretty good.

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              Professor Salt

              This may be of more interest to OC hounds than the OP, but I tried Crescent City in Tustin Marketplace today, and they will fry your turkey for you. I did not see fried turkey on their regular menu, though, so can't vouch for how good it might taste.