The Turducken

The Turducken


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Every year my friend, Cecile, and I make a Turducken for Festivus (yes, we still celebrate Christmas too). For those of you that don’t know what a Turducken is, it is a chicken, stuffed into a duck, stuffed into a turkey, but Miss Cecile takes it one step further by stuffing the chicken with two hens. In between each layer we have a delicious smothering of croissant sausage stuffing. To top it off, we cover it with bacon. Each bird is carefully deboned by the ever so talented Cecile. I do not even make an attempt to try! In the end, the Turducken weighs about 25 pounds, and is so moist that I can squeeze a piece and about a cup of juice comes out!

Here are some pictures (before I received my big girl camera for Christmas) of last year’s Turducken assembly.

Stuffing the hens

Cecile stuffing the hens


Stuffing the rest of the birds

The chicken kept wanting to push out the hens...hummm

The chicken kept wanting to push out the hens…hummm


Finally got em in…almost


Getting the turkey ready to be stuffed!


Et voila! Le Turducken!

And because we have already gone over the top, why not add bacon?!?!

And because we have already gone over the top, why not add bacon?!?!

The final product....pure deliciousness!

The final product….pure deliciousness!

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5 Responses to The Turducken

  1. Cecile December 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Can’t wait to see you tomorrow for Turduckenhenhenmas 2012!!! 🙂

  2. bakearama December 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Oh my goodness!

  3. Sydney Kramer (@CrepesofWrath) December 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Wow! My dad bought a turducken one year when I was in high school, but I’d imagine making one yourself is super fun. I love breaking down birds and butchering in general, so I know I’d love making something this labor intensive, and I’m sure absolutely delicious!

    • The Seaside Baker December 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

      I have never seen a Turducken for sale here in California. Yes, they are very labor intensive and you practically need to be a surgeon or Julia Child to debone that many birds, so I leave that to my friend who does an excellent job. OUr Turducken this year was 29 pounds, and amazing!!! I can totally see you and Kramer making this!

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