Thanksgiving is the holiday that everyone loves to hate. Cooking at home may lead to mixed results: Roasting the bird can result in dry or undercooked meat. This year, take a break from all-day cooking and take the tradition down a true American track -- serve fried turkey and let someone else prepare it. Following are the best eateries to order Cajun-fried turkeys in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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Also known as Mr. Billy's Cajun Market, this business has specialized in spicy Cajun-fried turkeys since 1994. You can even order a Cajun fried turkey meal, complete with appropriate sides like crab cakes, crawfish etouffee and New Orleans-style bread pudding, that will feed eight with room for leftovers. Besides turkeys, Cajun Fried Turkey Company offers appetizers, desserts and even a stuffed Tur-Duc-Hen. Don't miss soups, gumbos, crawfish pie, Creole squash casserole or Cafe Du Monde beignets.
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Nate's, which opened in 1988, has been frying Cajun turkeys for years, so the restaurant has the routine down to an art. And at Nate's, Cajun-fried turkey is not just here for the holidays. With 24-hours notice, you can pick up a 14-pound fried turkey at any time of the year at Nate's Addison location. Preorder well in advance for the holidays.
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Dickey's will feature Cajun-fried turkeys and smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving at all locations in DFW. A turkey-and-dressing meal includes a smoked or Cajun turkey, dressing and a dozen buttery rolls.
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Popeyes Cajun-style turkeys are available through December or as long as supplies last. Popeyes Cajun-style fried turkeys weigh approximately 9 to 13 pounds, are infused with a blend of Louisiana seasonings then flash-fried, creating a crispy coating. Roasting finishes out the process and leaves the turkey crispy on the outside while remaining succulent and flavorful on the inside. Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Razzoo's will have Cajun-fried turkeys available to order online or in its stores. A turkey is about 15 to 18 pounds and feeds about 12. Fried turkeys are available at all Razzoo's locations including Arlington, Bedford, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Lewisville, Mesquite and Plano.