Friday, October 31, 2008

Terrifying turducken


A couple of weeks ago an American guest on a local TV music show talked about the Thanksgiving tradition of serving 'turducken'. For those of you unfamiliar with this concept (as I was until that fateful day), turducken is a chicken stuffed inside a duck, stuffed inside a turkey.


Even after asking Professor Google to elaborate for me, I still don't understand. I mean, I get the whole matrushka-doll-style stuffing design, but .... {ugh!} .... I cannot see why someone would want to make this dish.


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As a certain right-wing Aussie fish-and-chip shop owner once famously intoned:

"Please explain.....!!!"

Images from these three sources.

12 comments:

m. heart said...

i've never heard of this, but i imagine the fat from the duck must do wonders for the turkey. chicken and turkey together seems like poultry overkill though. not to mention the whole stuffing a dead bird inside another dead bird is a somewhat odd concept...still, there could be a trend here somewhere, maybe even a cookbook idea. the "meat stuffed in other meat cookbook." hmmm!

Mary-Laure said...

Well, I'm happy to be a vegetarian when I read about such nutty inventions, he he he...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Never heard of it before. Definitely very weird but might taste good. You'd need a big family thought to eat it all.

Rina said...

very very weird! I still don´t understand what is it, but definitly I will never taste it!

CurlyPops said...

Eeeeeeeewwww yuck!

Sharon said...

I've heard of it, but Eew yuk, why would you?!

alis said...

Ugh that looks like the invention of a greedy man who couldn't decide if he wanted duck or turkey or chicken.

Angie said...

I saw that episode & felt ill at the thought of it, especially her explanation that it collapses & mostly it's the drunks who eat it....not even drink could drive me to eat that!

Taccolina said...

I reckon it's a waste of good ingredients. I'm sure I could think of so many lovely, subtle, delicious things you could do with each bird instead. I reckon this recipe lives in the crass "more is better" bucket for cookery disasters.
[rant over]

Erin said...

I don't think I would go as far as calling it a "tradition", perhaps only because I'm american and the thought of seeing (much less eating-- blech) turdunken terrifies me.

I mean, I like turkey and duck, stuffing and chicken, but this is a waste.

Adriana said...

I'm American and let me tell you, this is NOT a tradition. My friend's work sells these around Christmas, needless to say, he's a vegetarian.

SO NASTY!

Anonymous said...

I've had it. It is the absolute best poultry experience there is. Using different stuffings by layer gives it an unbelievable texture and taste combination and then with giblet gravy it becomes a gastronomic suicide mission for just...one...more...bite!

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