NOT FOR VEGETARIANS
A TURDUCKEN is three birds nested together. The tur is (turkey). The duck is (duck). The en is (chicken).
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.
From The Cartoon Lounge – The New Yorker
November 19, 2008
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I have to say the whole idea of turducken grosses me out a little. Maybe it’s because it starts with the word “t–d.”
But just the idea of stuffing one animal carcass into the hollowed out cavity of another seems disturbing to me. It’s like something from a horror film. It’s like those Russian dolls that fit inside each other except it’s made of pimpled, pink poultry flesh. But if you’re into that sort of thing, why stop with just three birds? How about this—how about you cram a quail into the chicken and then you’ve got yourself turduckenquail. I’d even go a step further and farther afield and stuff the quail with a shrimp.
What else? Maybe wrap the shrimp in bacon? Then stick the whole thing in a goat in a pig in a cow and then deep fry that sucker.
Posted by Matthew Diffee
No TURDUCKEN at our house.
We’ll feast on turkey and ham.