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Old 04-28-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Stuffed, tunnel-boned duck splitting open

This weekend, I stuffed and cooked a tunnel-boned duck. However, it split open along the middle of the breast, where the duck's breast-bone would have been. I think I might have over-stuffed the duck, but I'm also thinking that tying a few strings across the duck's chest might have prevented this from happening. Would there be a best way to tie strings around a duck for this purpose? Do you have any other suggestions on how to prevent a stuffed, tunnel-boned duck from splitting open, down the middle like this, in the future? Thanks!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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If it split because it was over stuffed. It will split between the strings. The solution isn't string.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #3
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Thanks, Andy M. I think I put in 3 x more stuffing than I should have. The duck looked like it had grown to twice its original size by the time I had finished stuffing it.

How do I know when enough stuffing is enough, apart from through experience (trial and error)?
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Usual stuffing directions say to fill the cavity loosely.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:06 PM   #5
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Ok, will try again this coming weekend!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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Remember, stuffing expands as it is cooking. Have you ever made stuffing for your holiday turkey and had leftovers? You place the extra into a casserole bowl and bake it. When you take it out of the oven, it has swollen and looks like more than you remember putting in the oven.
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