The Turducken's place in the mighty pantheon of American cuisine is a forgone conclusion. This Frankenstein of Fowl Meat is here to stay. But that doesn't mean you know everything about this truly savory gift to the carnivore. In fact, here are five things you didn't know about the happy marriage between gobblers, quackers, and cluck-cluckers.
For those of you who want to try to conjure this delicacy, check out noted health food pioneer Paula Deen's recipe here.
1. Turducken Is Pork Fat Friendly
It's a philosophical question, really. Does bacon make everything better? In some cases, it doesn't hurt. Behold: Turbaconducken.
2. Even Dogs Loves Turducken
What a happy symmetry between man and his best friend: you can enjoy turducken and your dog can do the same. Merrick cans canine-friendly turducken, so the whole family can enjoy it.
3. Vegetarians Can Love Turducken
We love you, vegetarians. And want you to be happy. Experience this holiday feast just like normal people, only instead of using turkey, duck and chicken, use something called "tofu." We don't know what it is exactly, but we're told you like it.
4. You Can Deep Fry a Turducken
Yes, you can! It's tricky, but it can be done. Dream big. Turducken in and of itself is drool triggering. But the idea of it deep-fried and crisp ups the salivary ante. Check out this handy how to.
5. Turducken Is Not The King Kong Of Animals Stuffed Inside Animals
Legend has it that the Bedouins have a traditional wedding feast that's a camel stuffed with a lamb, which is stuffed with multiple chickens, eggs, almonds, spices, and everything else in the universe. It's like the turducken on steroids. As is the case with legends, it's a recipe that is probably suspect. But it's more plausible than, say, the Drifficorn, which is a dragon stuffed with a griffin stuffed with a unicorn.