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

December 16, 2009 |  9:51 am


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