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Why do people insist on stuffing their turkeys?

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Why do people insist on stuffing their turkeys?

danhole | Nov 20, 2007 07:54 AM

I have never made a turkey with stuffing inside of it. I always make the stuffing the day before and then re-heat, and add some dripping to it. I just feel like it isn't as safe, and when I have had it, I don't think it tastes as good. Seems mushy to me, but that could be the cook. My daughters husband insists on stuffing the turkey, as I mentioned in another post. He says that being inside the turkey it "bastes" the stuffing with turkey juices. Huh? We are trying to merge 2 different families traditions, and man is it hard! So we are taking a turkey to fry, cajun style, with a smoky gravy, and my stuffing (that my family much prefers) and they are having the turkey stuffed and making the gravy from the drippings.

Please, if you can, explain the logic behind stuffing the bird. If it's reasonable I might even give it a try . . . but not with a fried turkey!

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