Monday, November 24, 2008
How did I not know about this famous, albeit absurd, concoction before today? Turducken is the result of stuffing a chicken inside a duck and stuffing that stuffed duck inside a turkey. It's a bird within a bird within a bird and I love the concept! My coworker and I were talking about it and he's not nearly as comfortable with the idea - something about it seeming too cannibalistic. His loss. :)
If you want to take this basic idea and go a few steps further, try outdoing the alleged (Wikipedia-fied) current record of 17 nested birds. That one features a bustard (I think I need a bird dictionary) stuffed with a turkey, a goose, a pheasant, a chicken, a duck, a guinea fowl, a teal, a woodcock, a partridge, a plover, a lapwing, a quail, a thrush, a lark, an Ortolan Bunting, and a Garden Warbler.
For some reason, though, I don't think 17 is the number to beat. I have a feeling it's at least 21.
Or stick to the common Turducken of 3 birds and wrap the whole thing in bacon as featured in (yes, this news site does exist) Bacon Today.
And if you're vegetarian, stick with Tofurky. Sounds enough like Turducken so you don't feel left out.