I really wanted to go all out so I decided that it was the perfect time to bring the Echelon Foods Turducken out of the freezer. I’ve never planned such a meal before and I found that it really helped to be super organized and to do most of the preparation the day before. The Turducken was pre seasoned and went right from the package into the oven with no fuss at all.
Let's just start out by saying that this is not a sandwich for the fainthearted. It is possibly the most filling sandwich I have ever had and I am including a whole muffaletta from Central Bakery in that claim...
This beast is essentially a large boneless turkey (save for its limbs and wings) stuffed with a de-boned duck and chicken. What Echelon Foods (the brand that produces the turducken we had) makes it over the top is to stuff it with Italian sausage, and arguably give this bird structure.
You all know about turducken, right? What seemed like an obscure franken-food only a few years ago is now pretty common knowledge among food types: you debone a chicken, stuff it into a deboned duck, and then stuff the whole thing into a deboned turkey.
My family loves turkey as a holiday main course, and it’s a long-standing tradition that I cook up a huge glazed turkey for any major celebration. But after years and years of holiday turkey meals, I have to admit that I was ready for a change. And Echelon Foods had the perfect solution for me…the Turducken!
Turkey dinners usually come twice a year for us - Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a torture to have to wait from January to October to eat turkey again and count down the days until this bird makes it on the dinner table once more.
Unsure as to what a turducken is? The answer to that is quite simple - a chicken stuffed in a duck into a deboned turkey. Holy cannoli! Is that even possible? Why yes and it is THE ultimate dinner feast for you and your guests...