Fried Turkey Legs! WTF?

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Why did no one tell me about this before?

Apparently, people unself-consciously run around Disney World -- and in fact, the entire state of Florida -- chomping on gigantic fried turkey legs!!!

They also do so at rodeos, at county fairs, and in their own backyards!

I'm told that for the uninitiated, the sight of such an activity is startling, as if one had been transported back to the caveman era -- or maybe just swept away to a theme park in a state that's sunny way too much and has plummeting real estate values!

They sell this stuff right next to ice cream and funnel cakes, as if a deep-fried turkey leg the size of a baseball bat is a perfectly natural thing to chomp on in public.

And what the hell do they do with the rest of all those turkeys?

No, don't ask.

But I'll stick to my mango-roasted oysters with crème fraîche and a garni, thank you.



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16 comments
Annoyed
Annoyed

Your snob side is showing throughout this entire rant. Some of the best "American" foods come from deep South recipes. This is why we prefer people like you, that feel the need to put down long lived traditions, to stay up north where the hell you belong.

latenitebump
latenitebump

shoot! it looks mouthwatering! chomping on all that meat! yumm-yumm!

Robertangelo Coppola
Robertangelo Coppola

Big turkey legs in the mouth...Well it stems from all those years of sucking big cock in Manhatten...oral oral oral.....some habits never die...ah hum!

Melinda9
Melinda9

I never liked turkey legs - they're kind of tendon-y. Or are these a special, better kind.

Amber
Amber

Thanks for sharing....it's like an anthropological observation!

F. Packer
F. Packer

I prefer to eat giant fried turkey legs in the privacy of my apartment.

Gregorama
Gregorama

It's shocking to a NYer to travel to distant climes and discover some of the local "carnival cuisine".  I was in Michigan last summer and was taken to a county fair (featuring things like "The World's Largest Hog").  I saw a sign for "WALKING TACOS" and felt compelled to find out what the hell they were.  Apparently they're quite popular at public events there, and delightfully simple to make:  Open one individual bag of Fritos, dump in a scoop of Hormel Chili, add a generous squirt of preternaturally orange "squirt cheese," mix with a white plastic fork and eat  directly from the bag.....A WALKING TACO!  BRILLIANT!  Oddly, most of the folks I saw eating them looked like they didn't do a whole lotta walking...

Movielover
Movielover

That is a gross greasy looking thing.  And the turkey leg too.

CMG
CMG

I have been to Disney World many a time and I just can't really think of what is a good time, especially in Floridian weather, to walk around with that.  I can, however, get behind drinking beer all around Epcot.  

Moderno
Moderno

It's very Flintstones and very Florida but hardly specific to there. Go to any county fair anywhere in the country and people are chomping on that shit. Sick.

Isis
Isis

I love me a funnel cake.

Seamus75
Seamus75

To be fair, Florida is at least 80% populated by ex-NYers. The rest of us are natives (the majority of which are off-spring of ex-NYers).

F. Packer
F. Packer

Apparently you can get happily shithoused at the "Hoop Dee Doo Review".

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