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A whopping 900 calories per slice: Turducken (with bacon, of course)

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How about a turducken for Christmas dinner?

This bad boy starts with a boned chicken stuffed with dirty rice. (That's just a name, people!) Next comes a boned duck lined with corn bread stuffing. Then, you bone a turkey, but leave the wings and drumsticks intact. Line that with a pound of bacon -- just because we can -- and stuff it with andouille sausage stuffing.

Sew it all up like you mean it, and you've got yourself a turducken, which can take up to 10 hours to make, including roasting time, and weighs in at an unapologetic 900 calories per slice.

You know you want it.

Check out this step-by-step photo gallery of Times Test Kitchen Manager Noelle Carter putting it all together.

-- Rene Lynch

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Photo: Cross section of the turducken in all its layered glory: Turkey skin followed by bacon, turkey meat, andouille sausage stuffing, duck, corn bread stuffing, chicken and dirty rice stuffing. Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times



 

 
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Shocking! It was probably fun to write the piece and quote the calories. But it is so unnecessary to stuff the Turkducken. How gross. A young couple in the family prepared this large triple treat "bird" for 20 people and the results were delicious, juicy moist, cooked to perfection and the taste was outstanding. The butcher prepared the three birds and arranged them into the one masterpiece. A series of stuffings in this creation would probably soak the juices right out of the meat in the very long cooking time also. Don't do it. But do try the nude turkducken. It's perfect for a memorable gala dinner.


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