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Deep Fried Turkey Takeout on LI?

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  • mk22 Oct 26, 2009 10:42 AM
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I'm starting to plan for Thanksgiving (I know...I'm too early). One of my family members wants to try a deep fried turkey. Does anyone know if any place on Long Island will make one for take out? Thanks!

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  1. Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen's have them at select locations for around $25-30.

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    1. re: fourunder

      I was going to suggest that a while back but didn't. The turkey isn't bad.

      1. re: roro1831

        roro,

        I can guarantee three things about a Popeye's Turkey....

        1. They can deep fry anything better than you can at home

        2. There is no clean-up

        3. There is no danger for you to worry about

        Last year I made the same suggestion on a similar thread...one poster responded they would not chance their holiday turkey to Popeye's or any other commercial source. While I consider myself pretty good in the kitchen, there are some things that I feel if you cannot make it better yourself, than purchase it instead. You'll save yourself a lot of time and money. Let's say you would like to try a deep fried turkey this year and you need to purchase the items. Here's a short list of what to expect.

        Turkey..................................................$20-100 depending on source
        Candy Stove, Pot and Propane Gas.........$100
        Candy Thermometer..............................$20
        Peanut Oil...............................................$40
        Spices......................................................$10

        Quite an initial start up cost for a turkey.....and to the poster last year who ridiculed my suggestion.....really, it's a turkey.....you season it to your preference and you cook it. It's not rocket science.

        1. re: fourunder

          Exactly, I've had the fried turkey from Popeye's before as we as from other places in New Orleans before moving north. It's good, and like you pointed out, no need to buy the equipment or risk burning down your house.
          I used to get them in NOLA from Deanie's, which my friends family owned, so they let me come pick it up on Thanksgiving morning shortly after it came out the oil, so it was still nice and hot and juicy when served.

    2. MK-
      If you cant find a place on LI to buy a fried turkey, i'll cook one for ya. I m in Bronxville, Westchester, about 20ish minutes from the Throgs Neck Bridge.

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      1. re: baldwinwood

        You sound like our kind of guy. We fried two turkeys for our Halloween party last Saturday.--one Cuban marinated, one Cajun. It's really the best way to cook a turkey.