Southern Fondue: A brief History of the Cajun-Fried Turkey

Food historians generally agree that fried turkeys trace their roots to Bayou creole cuisine. No exact year, restaurant, or person is connected to this particluar food by primary documentation. We DO find evidence that fried turkeys were cooked outdoors for large popular events (family reunions, charity dinners, church suppers, etc.) in the early years of the twentieth century in Louisiana. About 20 years ago fried turkeys received national press and caught the attention of mainstream America. Most articles written in the last couple of years simply reference fried turkey as a tasty alternative to traditional Fall holiday meat. We think of frying whole turkeys as sort of the Southern version of making fondue. You have a lot of your friends over, you poke around in a pot of hot oil with some sticks, and then you pull out your dinner. Bon Appetite!

Thank you for considering The Fried Turkcy Company to prepare you a moist and delicious cajun-fried turkey. We are accepting online orders starting Tuesday, October 11th until Friday, November 11th. There will be an $35 deposit to secure your online order. The remaining balance of $40 is due upon pick-up via cash, PayPal or credit card. Of course, you are welcome to make a one-time payment of $75, which is the cost of your cajun-fried turkey.

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