01 Dec


Turducken Split Open (wikipedia)To properly celebrate Christmas, my buddies and I are having a turducken party! For those who don’t know, this is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken.

The Turducken entry on WikiPedia reads:

Turducken is a de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. The name is a portmanteau of those ingredients, turkey, duck, and chicken. The cavity of the chicken and the rest of the gaps are filled with, at the very least, a highly seasoned breadcrumb mixture or sausage meat, although some versions have a different stuffing for each bird. Some recipes call for the turkey to be stuffed with a chicken which is then stuffed with a duckling. It is also called a chuckey.

The result is a relatively solid, albeit layered, piece of poultry, suitable for cooking by braising, roasting, grilling, or barbecuing. The turducken is not suitable for deep frying Cajun style (to deep fry poultry, the body cavity must be hollow to cook evenly).

All this sounds like a real man’s dream dinner…One more thing I like about this country!