Kurzweils’ County Meats and Restaurant stopped by Fox 4 to show us how to prepare a culinary treat for the taste buds, the Turducken.
What you will need for a Turducken
- 1 large turkey (breast bone removed)
- 1 duck (all bones removed)
- 1 large boneless chicken breast
- 10 cups of your favorite stuffing prepared
How to prepare a Turducken
Brine the turkey, duck and chicken in the refrigerator overnight. To prepare the turducken, lay turkey skin side down and put a layer of stuffing over the inside of the turkey. Lay the duck skin-side down over the top of the stuffing; put another layer of stuffing over it. Lay the chicken breast on top of that layer of stuffing and put another layer of stuffing over the chicken breast. Carefully gather the edges of the turkey and fold it up. We have nets to put it in at this point but you can either stitch the bottom or carefully put it in a cooking bag.
Very simply lay the turducken out in the refrigerator 3 days prior to cooking. Allow plenty of time for cooking before your gathering; it will take 6 hours or more to bake it. Turn your oven to 350 degrees. Place the turducken (net, bag and all) in a roasting pan and put in the oven. You will need a thermometer to check the temperature with. I would check it the first time in 4 hours I am sure it will not be done but this will give you an idea of how much longer it will take, depending on your oven I would guess 6 hours total cooking time.
The internal temperature you are looking for is 165 degrees. When the turducken reaches this temperature take it out of the oven and cut the top of the net and bag open (leave it in the roaster on the stove top) and let it “rest” for 30 minutes before unwrapping and carving. This allows the juices to settle and will keep it from drying out when carving. Last but not least, enjoy and have a great gathering.