Tips and Tricks for Your Thanksgiving Turkey – New Orleans style!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there is a lot of delicious cooking to be done! For many people, the turkey is the most important part of the Thanksgiving meal, and we want everyone to know that we are sharing our New Orleans tradition with everyone! Our Cajun fried turkeys are a great addition to any Thanksgiving feast!

Since our Atlanta opening, 15 years ago, we have been frying turkeys for families all over Atlanta. In the last 15 years we have sold more than 20,000 of our Cajun fried turkeys here in Atlanta.

In the spirit of the holiday, we want to give all of our readers a few tips from Copeland’s Atlanta CEO Bill Goudey for cooking these turkeys at home.

  • Thaw the bird for two day and drain it completely.
  • Inject with poultry seasonings and marinade for 24 hours, then cook in 350°F peanut oil.
  • Make sure the turkey is dry before placing it into the oil, so that the oil will keep from sparking.
  • Turn off the flame when you put the turkey in or you could get burned!
  • Watch to make sure the pot does not boil over and is protected at all times.
  • It only takes 45 minutes to cook a 12-14 pound turkey, but the instructions are the most important tool.
  • When using a recipe, study the ingredients. If you see something in the ingredients that you and your family do not like or can not use, then try to think of another ingredient.

To watch us prepare one of our Cajun fried turkeys, be sure to check out the video of our Managing Partner Glen Helmstetter’s turkey demonstration!

Our Cajun fried turkeys are available from the catering and Holiday Specials menu at both Copeland’s of New Orleans locations in Atlanta for the holidays and year-round. Don’t forget to visit our website from more information         (www.CopelandsAtlanta.com)!

Celebrate Father’s Day 2013 at Copeland’s of New Orleans!

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Trying to figure out how to celebrate Father’s Day this year? Look no further! 

Get a jump start on Father’s Day plans for dad with Copeland’s of New Orleans-Atlanta for our Annual New Orleans, Live Jazz Brunch Buffet or our New Holiday Dinner Buffet! You can not go wrong with traditional New Orleans style food and soothing jazz music.

This year’s holiday dinner buffet will feature the Carving Station with roasted prime rib and honey ham, Shrimp Boat done traditionally and a Specialty Wing Bar. In addition to these featured stations, some of the many delicious options Copeland’s is serving include the Shrimp Popcorn, Chicken Fettuccine Sauce Piquant, Jambalaya and the Hickory Wood Grilled Chicken. Copeland’s is adding the Kid’s Corner this year, for both brunch and dinner buffets, serving chicken tenders, Mac n’ cheese and French fries while children under five (5) eat free.

Among the featured brunch items are Made to Order Omelets, Brioche French Toast and Belgian Waffle station, Peel & Eat Shrimp and a prime rib carving station as well as all of the traditional New Orleans favorites. The Grand Finale, for both the brunch and dinner buffets, will consist of an assortment of delicious desserts including the Chocolate Tower with Assorted Dippers, Fruit Cobbler and White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

In the tradition of its founder, the late Al Copeland, Copeland’s Atlanta is a big booster of charities throughout metro Atlanta, including CURE Childhood Cancer, the USO and as business partners for local schools in Cobb County.

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