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Turducken - does size matter?
I'm planning to do Kenji's Ultimate Turducken for Thanksgiving this year, but I was wondering: Will the recipe go wrong if I use larger birds?
The original recipe calls for a 10-13 lb turkey, 4lb duck and 3lb chicken. A local butcher sells deboned turducken birds but they only offer them in a 16-18lb turkey, 6lb duck and 4lb chicken combo. Since the recipe is so temperature/time sensitive, I am worried that larger birds would ruin the effect.
Should I just be less lazy, buy separately, and do the deboning myself?