November 13, 2004
Fry me a turkey
If it's November, it's time to talk turkey, and the best turkey of all is a fried turkey. Seriously, if you've never had a Cajun fried turkey, you just haven't lived. Just make sure someone else fries it for you. If you insist on doing it yourself, it's best to have 911 on speed-dial and your fire insurance up-to-date. Bon appetit!
Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 13, 2004 to Food, glorious food
I'm sorry, but you've just lost your New York credibility with this post. What's next, recommending bib overalls and chewing tobacco?
Well, you might have lost some New York credibility, but your SE Texas/Cajun credibility rises commensurately!
William, William, William...NYC is a city with a diversity of food options like no other in the world. It is an inclusive city. So why do you have to dis the fried turkey?
You know, you sound like a poor soul who has never tasted the spicy, juicy goodness that is Cajun fried turkey. Get out an live a little. Once you go fried, you'll never go back.
In the paper this weekend, saw an ad for an outdoor turkey fryer. It comes with a remote-controlled starter. I can only assume the purpose is to allow time to shield yourself and your family behind something heavy and flameproof before firing that bad boy up.
(I have only witnessed actual turkey frying once in my life, and I'm with you Chuck - leave it to the pros.)