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Old 12-12-2008, 07:45 PM   #11
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I classify it as a "Novelty" item ---- IMO.... Much-A-Do about nothing!
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:32 PM   #12
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yeah, but Bob, it's such a **legend**! there's a passel of deep-south (TX) expats living up here in MD, friends of mine from school that all just ended up here for one reason and another, and every year at thanksgiving we lament that nobody is brave enough to do one!

you're probably totally right, and it isn't the taste at all so much as the novelty. but then you'd get to tell all your kin later that there was that one year that you at a turducken!
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:39 PM   #13
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yeah, but Bob, it's such a **legend**! there's a passel of deep-south (TX) expats living up here in MD, friends of mine from school that all just ended up here for one reason and another, and every year at thanksgiving we lament that nobody is brave enough to do one!

you're probably totally right, and it isn't the taste at all so much as the novelty. but then you'd get to tell all your kin later that there was that one year that you at a turducken!

Go for it!!!!!!
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:23 AM   #14
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I'm with Uncle Bob. A whole lot of bother for very little taste, and a whole lot of work
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:10 AM   #15
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I do think it sounds interesting and different but what I want to know is has anyone ever had it to eat? I have read the recipes and all of the work involved. I just see this as being a big greasy mess though with that duck in the middle.

I really think it is something like an Elvis sighting. Everyone has seen one but no one has tried it.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:12 PM   #16
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Hi!

I've never made a turdunken. But, I've read that you have to be careful when making one because it can be difficult to thoroughly cook the inner meats. Has anyone else heard about food safety concerns relative to turdunken?
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:27 PM   #17
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"heard of it?"

i've been cooking and eating turduckens for DECADES.

i bought my first one from the original place... Hebert's (pronounced, "a-bears") in maurice, louisiana-just south of lafayette, la.


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I was just reading a book that mentions Turducken which is a chicken stuffed insided of a duck stuffed inside of a turkey. I guess this is a dish from the south but I have never heard about it. Has anyone fixed it? If so how was it?
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:41 AM   #18
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You can get a more complicated one - I have heard of a seven bird roast (I think it was Tudor times) The outside bird was swan and it went down to a lark right in the middle.
More research Mrs beeton did a seven bird roast and I found this ten bird roast - Ten bird roast : Snarkster.com
and this video
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:23 AM   #19
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This sounds like the kind of thing that if you went to a restaurant that served the original version (or Herbert's or something like them) it would probably be great, but more of a novelty if you ordered it. As for trying to do it at home, no way!! LOL. Even with the creators recipe I wouldn't try it. De-boning is not my thing...
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:20 AM   #20
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My sister is buying a ready made one for Christmas lunch - should be interesting. I can't even imagine trying to make it !
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