- Semi-firm cheese like bucheret
- Cream cheese
- Spanish chorizo
- Manchego cheese
- Dried figs
- Emmentaler cheese
- Italian parsley and chives
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Asian pear
- Bleu cheese
- Chèvre/fresh goat cheese
- Almonds and pecans
- Thick-cut bacon
- Now that is one heck of a cheeseball, huh? Awesomely enough, the article on Chowhound has a step-by-step picture tutorial with exact ingredients and tips on how to make your own, too.
My first encounter with turducken was in 2006. I know this, because I blogged about it. I had seen it on an American-German-Dutch woman’s site and was in absolute awe. I was new to the blogging scene, both in terms of writing and reading others’ really, and while I thought I’d forget about this quirky poultry concoction, I didn’t.
Fast forward to 2009 and I made my own for the first time. I didn’t have a cooking blog at the time and the pictures I took were just to share with friends….and maybe to feel like I had proof that “holy cow, I just deboned three birds after having never deboned a single one before, stuffed them inside each other, and then cooked the whole thing without really knowing what the heck I was doing.”
(If you don’t want to see raw birds, this is the part where you skip to the bottom or to another post. I left most of the pictures small for you squeamish ones….just click them to see the large versions.)
It wasn’t until this came out of the oven that I was in awe. Check out all that crispy, delicious skin with blackened spices. Mmm, mmm, mmm.
In the last couple years, especially this year, I’ve seen soooo many turduckens and spins on the turducken. It’s everywhere! Everybody and their dog knows what a turducken is and wants to layer this dish or that to call it a ‘ducken of sorts.
So this week, I’m going to share several of those with you. The big cooking holidays are over for the year, but maybe you’ll find another reason to put some food in another food in another food in another food….