Thanksgiving is the holiday that everyone loves to hate. Besides being the most time-consuming and all-out monster of a cooking event of the entire year, making Thanksgiving dinner at home can lead to mixed results: Roasting the bird can result in dry or undercooked meat, and it might not be done at the same time as the rest of this banquet despite the best-laid plans. That's why the website about cooking turkeys is overloaded with hits on Thanksgiving; all those stressed-out cooks are desperate for information to save the day, and the meal. This year, take a break from all-day cooking and take the tradition down a true American track: Serve Cajun-fried turkey and let someone else prepare it. You'll come to the table a lot more relaxed and have an all-new (and delicious) new Thanksgiving experience. Here's a list of the best suppliers of 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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Popeyes Cajun-style turkeys are available through December or as long as supplies last. Popeyes Cajun-style fried turkeys weigh from about 9 to 13 pounds, are infused with a blend of Louisiana seasonings and then flash-fried, creating a crispy coating. Roasting finishes 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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