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Old 08-12-2006, 12:00 PM   #1
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Question Has anyone ordered a turducken online?

I have about 12 - 15 coming for Thanksgiving and dh wants me to make a turducken. I'd like to order one online, b/c I can't debone to save my life. Has anyone ordered one? Was it good? Did it arrive frozen? Was it worth it? Is it easy to cook?

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Old 08-12-2006, 12:13 PM   #2
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I'm sure Harborwitch ordered on once. I don't know if she's online but she'll find you.
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:46 PM   #3
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I have the directions to make one from Paul Prudhomme's site but haven't taken the plunge yet. It's a goal of mine to do it once for Thanksgiving.
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:47 PM   #4
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I have about 12 - 15 coming for Thanksgiving and dh wants me to make a turducken. I'd like to order one online, b/c I can't debone to save my life. Has anyone ordered one? Was it good? Did it arrive frozen? Was it worth it? Is it easy to cook?

Thank you.
guess what...? i have an apt. in houston that's about 3 miles from Hebert's Specialty Meat Market in Houston, Tx. they are FAMOUS for their turduckens.

here's their website: http://www.hebertsmeats.com/ and remember, it's pronounced, "AY-bears."

they come seasoned and ready to cook... just follow their directions and your family will LOVE the results.
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:06 PM   #5
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I did not order online but did have one that was made locally. My family did not think t was worth the $100+ that I paid. It was good but the meat and stuffing all get mixed up so it is hard to tell the turkey from the duck from the chicken and the differing dressings. My husband found it trickier to carve than a trukey. Their suggestion was to save the $$$$$ for cavier.
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:11 PM   #6
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Thanks nrkelly, have been wanting to make one for years but unfortunately have never had the time.

And this year definitely will not have the luxury.

Have looked at the premade on the web and wondered if they were any good.

Wish I could help but all I can do is hope some folks come along who have tried buying one.

Still, would love to make one myself.

Sigh.
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:34 PM   #7
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Thanks nrkelly, have been wanting to make one for years but unfortunately have never had the time.

And this year definitely will not have the luxury.

Have looked at the premade on the web and wondered if they were any good.

Wish I could help but all I can do is hope some folks come along who have tried buying one.

Still, would love to make one myself.

Sigh.
you CAN'T go wrong with a turducken from hebert's... trust me!!!
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:10 PM   #8
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black chef, thank you! I wonder if my dad could bring it on the plane?? He's coming from Humble, and it would save $50 - 75 in shipping charges. I'll have to find out.

Thank you Andy & Half Baked. Swann, we don't really like cavier, but thanks. Aunt Dot, if you can get here to podunk (AKA El Paso) you're welcome to come try some for Thanksgiving.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:46 PM   #9
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We ordered one on line from Hebert's. While it was tasty; there was just too much rice stuffing. It was hard to tell the difference between the turkey, the duck, and the chicken. Now their quail are amazing - I'd love to have a plate of those little darlin's right now!

I don't know if I would spend the money again - boning out a bird isn't too hard -- if we are back on land by Thanksgiving I just might do one.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #10
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Based on Harborwitch's review, if you wanted to try something else, how 'bout a fried turkey? You can order those online, and have them shipped. As far as your dad bringing it on the plane - who knows, now, with all the new regulations!

Here's where I ordered mine last Christmas - http://willyraysbbq.com/fried_turkey.html

And - I didn't follow their directions, but did this instead: Heated it in a 375 degree oven for an hour, and the skin got absolutely potato-chip crispy! The meat was tender and moist, and you could see where the spices had been injected throughout the meat.

I made gravy a few days before, using some turkey wings from the grocery store, roasted w/onion/celery/carrot, and then made a stock. Reduced the stock down a little, made a roux, and added the stock - voila, 'instant' turkey gravy!
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