Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Glorious Turducken

Thanksgiving is only a week away and columnist Jane Roh has decided to undertake the task of making a Turducken from scratch. For the uninitiated, a Turducken is a very popular centerpiece of the Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner in south Louisiana. A Turducken is just like it sounds: a chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey. All three birds are boneless and stuffed with cornbread dressing so that each slice of the Turducken is a delicious cross-section of juicy poultry and stuffing.

Not only is Roh attempting to make a Turducken, but she is also documenting the activity in a series of Turducken Blog articles. So far she has researched the origins of the Turducken as well as conducting a trial run with a chicken and Cornish game hen, AKA the Chick-Hen. If you want to try a Turducken without the hassle of actually making it yourself, you can mail-order one from the masters at Hebert's Specialty Meats in Maurice, LA.

Stay tuned to see if Jane can successfully conquer the Turducken in time for Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

katielady said...

That is WAY too in-depth for me on a topic that quite honestly makes me gag. It is literally a heart attack on a plate. Worse than Super Size Me!