Turducken for Thanksgiving Anyone?

November 10, 2011

A turducken is the ultimate Thanksgiving bird.  Actually it is three birds, a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck stuffed into a de-boned turkey. 

Nesting birds inside one another was first documented by the English in the 18th century with the Yorkshire Christmas pie, a dish only enjoyed by the wealthy, which consisted of five different birds layered into one another and baked in a crust.

Now, turduckens are popular in the American South, especially in Cajun country.  One of the first butcher shops to commercially produce turduckens was Hebert's Specialty Meats in Maurice, Louisiana.  They sell around 5,000 birds around Thanksgiving.  You can still purchase a turducken from Hebert's Specialty Meats with prices beginning at $59.95.  They will ship their products to anywhere in the country. 

Maybe this year it's time to start a new tradition.

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