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Popeye's Deep Fried Turkey

HLing | | Dec 27, 2005 01:26 AM

Since I never saw any extensive post about Popeye's Deep Fried Turkey, my curiosity got the better of me, and I lugged one home from the local Harlem Popeyes in time for Christmas dinner.

OK, so it's not what I imagined: a huge bird coated with golden crispy crust like their fried chicken, darn it!

It's a fully cooked turkey covered with cajun spicy rub: Dark brown, and some orange-ish powder. There were plenty of juices that got sealed in with the bird in the thick plastic protective coat.

I heated it covered for 2.5 hours, which was less time than they had suggested. I couldn't get the skin to crisp up like the instruction had suggested, even though I did uncover it and baked for a while. Nevertheless, the meat was very juicy, tender, and flavorful. The white meat was good, but the dark meat was REALLY good. The scent of baking this turkey even had a lost dog in the building scratching at my door.

I guess I will never need to learn to bake a turkey from scratch.

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