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Definition: Turducken

A deboned turkey that's stuffed with a deboned duck that's stuffed with a deboned chicken. The cavity of the chicken is usually filled with sausage, breadcrumbs, or stuffing. Born in the South in the 1980s, it can be braised, roasted, grilled, or barbecued. Many people serve a turducken in place of the turkey on Thanksgiving.


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longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 8 years
stuffed with x 4! holy moly
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Very weird...
CesyBabe CesyBabe 8 years
Always heard about turducken, never had a chance to eat it, we only eat turkey at Xmas (no Thanksgiving in NZ, but my American born flat mate always wanted to have it. Maybe one day ill attempt it
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Nutritional information on Turducken. One turducken is 12 servings. One serving is 1733 calories, 111 grams of fat, 816 grams of sodium, 10.5 carbs :O
esk4 esk4 8 years
this is the kind of thing I dream about... as a displaced new orleans girl I want one soooooooo bad right now... I miss living near a local meat market and getting fresh things like this...
lizflan lizflan 8 years
my dog has a canned food by merrick called turducken! that's the only reason i knew what that was haha
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 8 years
It just does not appeal to me in the slightest. Fried turkey, on the other hand, does. ;)
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
Interesting. I'd try that trio of fowl.
Shoe-Diva Shoe-Diva 8 years
On Food Network this morning, they were talking about "stuffing" versus "dressing". Their distinction is...if it's cooked inside the bird, it's stuffing, if it's cooked outside of the bird, it's dressing. :)
mollywog mollywog 8 years
These are SO yummy!!!!! *wipes drool off chin*
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
I would really like to try one of these one day, but I haven't made the plunge yet. And, I do like fried turkey. But, my uncle does his turkey in his bbq - I have no idea how. It is THE best turkey I have ever had. SO moist and tasty.
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
I'm proudly from the South. I agree again with the dressing, not stuffing. Fried turkey...been there, done that (too many times.) But we had turducken one year and it was freakin' not good. Maybe it was b/c it was a premade frozen one or something but I did not enjoy it.
DCStar DCStar 8 years
While the "turducken" has only been around since the 1980's, this idea is actually a very old one. I recently visited Colonial Williamsburg where they were displaying the meals of wealthy colonials, including goose stuffed with duck stuffed with pheasant! They did all sorts of stuffing animals inside each other and then cooking them! There were several variations on the recipes. Yum.
gingereg gingereg 8 years
I've never had turkey any other way than fried. My dad injects it with Texas Pete hot sauce so when it's sliced there are these delicious streaks of red yumminess. They put some kind of cajun rub on the skin, but I always pull it off...not a fan of skin, no matter how delicious it may be. it Thanksgiving yet?!?
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
:shudder: I'm sure it's tasty. . . but it just looks wrong. plain old turkey with stuffing is just fine for me.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Many local markets that have actual butchers (people who cut up the meat in the store)have been offering turduckens in the market. You usually have to order them at least a week in advance. As for fried turkeys, I was at an OSH yesterday and they had 3 different types of turkey friers. Looks like they anticipate a lot of sales....soon thanksgiving will be right up there with 4th of July because of the burns and fires that are occurring when people don't use the friers in a safe way or a safe place. Three gallons of boiling oil needs care.
AmazonChick AmazonChick 8 years
@syako - a friend owns an emu farm (that's right) and every year we get together at the farm and make "Ultraducken"! That's right, turducken in an emu! It's a lot of work but there's quite a few of us deboning and we have wine and gab while we do it and the reward is sooooo worth it!
Iwillmarryunick Iwillmarryunick 8 years
We have these every year. Best things in the world.
michichan michichan 8 years
I think it can have an egg in the middle sometimes
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Jen4Luck: If you order the poultry from a local butcher I'm sure he would be happy to debone the turkey, duck, and chicken for you.
syako syako 8 years
it is dressing. I agree.
Jen4Luck Jen4Luck 8 years
I SO want to try turducken, but I'm too lazy to do all that deboning myself and feel wierd about ordering one mailorder. Some day...
citizenkane citizenkane 8 years
I"m an Alabama I gotta support my southern friends here....This is a great dish, along with Fried Turkey. And by the called DRESSING not southerners??
emlod10 emlod10 8 years
we always have fried turkey, too! pride of the south :) it's delicious
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