Just in time for the Thanksgiving season, I was fortunate to receive an original turducken, aka "The Ultimate Family Feast"! For the non-turducken-educated, the turducken is a giant, meaty beast. De-boned duck and chicken breasts are wrapped up with stuffing into a whole turkey which is also de-boned except for wings and drumsticks. The kind folks at Echelon Foods, makers of the original turducken, sent me one of the triple bird specialty the week before Thanksgiving. Since this bad boy feeds 12-15 adults, I thought it would be perfect to bring to my Friendsgiving the Saturday after Turkey Day.
|The poultry trifecta|
|Thawed and fully seasoned|
|It was getting a little too brown so I covered it with foil|
After taking the big birds out of the oven, my friend Loren injected it with some of the pan drippings (read: butter). There was no way that thing was going to be dry! The fattyness of the duck also kept things nice and juicy.
|The final product! It looks like it has devil horns...|
|Turkey breast stuffed with chicken, duck and stuffing|
|Cross-section shot of the meats|
|Slicing up the breasts|
|Ain't she a beaut?|
|Aerial shot of some of the sides|
Head over to Echelon Foods' site to learn more about the turducken and order yours for your next gluttonous gathering!
Have you ever cooked a turducken? If so, how'd it turn out? If not, would you consider making one?
|The ladies of Friendsgiving 2013 (the men weren't allowed in the photo)|