Sunday, March 02, 2008

I have a dream...

That is a speech made by Martin Luther King Jr way back when. He dreamt of civil rights. Me, I dream of turducken. This weekend, I started on the next step of the progression and made "ducken". I had only meant to roast a chicken in the slow cooker this weekend but I felt the need to massacre some poultry. This could very well be some leftover aggression from work. I ended up coming home from Whole Foods with a duck and a cornish game hen. The duck was next to the turkey and I had to remind myself that I wasn't there for the turkey yet. If you can't stand looking at massacred meat, I suggest you don't look at the pictures. I have added more pictures to my "Quest for Turducken" set. Sometime last year, I had started with a chicken. I've added the picks of the chicken on top of the duck as I started stuffing. I did learn a couple of things.

  • I need to buy a good roasting pan. The duck ended up sticking to the bottom of the pan here.

  • The reason the duck is inside the turkey is because the duck is too fatty and with the roasting, the fat melts and the stuffing flows out.

  • Using the turkey setting on my thermometer, this took about 2 hours to cook.

  • I am managing to debone the birds at about 40 minutes per bird.

4 comments:

Amber said...

Oh, I think my arteries hardened up just looking at those pictures. Which look delicious, by the way.

bethc said...

hmmm.... I have a roasting pan and a husband with an interest in turducken, perhaps we could work a deal...

beadexplorer said...

I have never heard about turducken. I think that's funny!!!

boadiccea said...

You are making me hungry! Looks tasty!